Half-hour Monday Rock Star improves its ratings, slightly

As of right now, it appears that Mark Burnett has another miss on his hands. Rock Star: INXS cut its Monday episode to a half-hour, landing it in second place (well) behind Hell’s Kitchen.

The show did improve from last Wednesday’s results show: it “averaged a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating” last night, compared to a 2.4 last week. But it still lost “a quarter of its 3.3 ‘Two and a Half Men’ lead-in,” Media Life reports.

And if you lose Charlie Sheen’s fans, you’re no American Idol.

Leaner ‘Rock Star’ is still a stumbler [Media Life]

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.