Last Comic Standing 4 finale was the lowest-rated episode of the season

The continually declining ratings for Last Comic Standing 4 fell even more on Wednesday night, when NBC aired the show’s fluff-filled finale.

Among viewers 18 to 49, the finale “was down 22 percent from its season-long 3.6 average, and it dipped 36 percent from the 2004 edition’s finale,” according to Media Life.

The magazine motes the show has “been faltering for weeks, failing to show a week-to-week increase for nine straight weeks.” But for some ridiculous reason, the finale aired on a different night and at a different time than usual, and also aired opposite So You Think You Can Dance.

A yukless finale for NBC’s ‘Last Comic’ [Media Life Magazine]

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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