Beauty and the Geek 3 finale watched by 4.2 million, its biggest audience yet

The finale of Beauty and the Geek 3 aired Wednesday, and Megan and Scooter won $250,000. They were awarded the money by the eliminated beauties and geeks, who cast votes for them instead of Nate and CeCe.

On that night, 4.2 million people watched, making the episode “the highest rated finale ever for the series,” the CW said in a press release. Its high ratings also came among viewers ages 18 to 34, women 18 to 34, adults 18 to 49, women 18 to 49. That’s a 14 percent increase in overall viewers, and a 12 percent increase among adults ages 18 to 49.

The CW also said that the show “ranked second in the hour in the target demos of adults 18-34 and women 18-34, behind only Fox.”

The Big Finish! “Beauty and the Geek” Posts Best Finale Ever [The CW press release]

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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