4.8 million watched I Love New York finale; ratings were well below Flavor of Love 2′s finale

I Love New York is officially “the second-highest-rated season of any VH1 series ever,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

On Monday, 4.8 million viewers watched its finale, when Tango proposed to New York. That’s more viewers than tuned in for the show’s its record-setting debut, but far fewer than the 7.5 million who watched the season finale of Flavor of Love 2.

Online, “VH1 said that nearly 1 million video streams” of the finale were served on Monday and Tuesday.

4.8 mil engaged by VH1′s ‘N.Y.’ [Hollywood Reporter]

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.