Charm School finale watched by 4.1 million; it’s “VH1′s third-highest-rated series ever”

The finale of Charm School on VH1 this past weekend, when Saaphyri won $50,000, was watched by 4.1 million viewers, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

By comparison, 4.8 million watched the last episode of I Love New York and 7.5 million watched the finale of Flavor of Love 2.

Overall, though, the spin-off was “VH1′s third-highest-rated series ever.” The paper doesn’t specify, but it seems that the other two shows in the franchise are likely the first- and second-highest rated, solidifying Flavor Flav–and the producers of all these shows, Mark Cronin and Cris Abrego–as the network’s superstars.

‘Flavor,’ ‘Diana’ boost VH1′s ratings [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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