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]

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

NBC's super-fun December a capella singing competition The Sing-Off is returning, but without its star judge, Ben Folds, and only as a two-hour special. Those are really depressing changes for a series that proved itself to be a super-fun show when it returned last December.


A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

What is it like to have your life turned into reality TV? Director Anna Martemucci, one of the two directors featured on Starz' exceptional reality series, talks about that, the competition, and her collaboration with her husband and brother-in-law.

Plus: How the show's producers tried to keep the $250,000 competition fair.

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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.