VH1 sets another record as 4.43 million people watched I Love New York’s premiere

The debut of I Love New York on Sunday set another record for VH1, proving that the decision to create a Flavor of Love spin-off was a good one.

A total of 4.43 million people watched on Monday, according to Variety. That “was the best start for a series in VH1 history,” and it beat the second season’s debut by more than one million viewers.

Previously, the former highest-rated debut in the network’s history was the premiere of Flavor of Love 2, which was watched by 3.3 million viewers.

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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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