Oprah’s Big Give loses 25 percent of its viewers

After having TV’s third-biggest debut this season, Oprah’s Big Give lost about 25 percent of its viewers in one week, although it was still the top-rated show in its timeslot.

The second episode, which aired Sunday, was watched by 11.8 million viewers, compared to 15.6 million last week.

However, the show “still easily won its timeslot, 25 percent ahead of second-place Fox at 9 p.m. And it maintained 100 percent of 8 p.m. lead-in ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ in the demo,” according to Media Life.

Sinking: ‘Oprah’s Big Give’ takes back [Media Life]

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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