Project Runway 6 ratings down but it has helped lower Lifetime’s average age

That Project Runway 6 has turned out to be a mediocre season is reflected in the show’s ratings: While the move to Lifetime brought the highest-rated debut ever for the show, it’s since lost 20 percent of its viewers, and is “now averaging 9 percent fewer women 18-49 viewers than its last season on Bravo,” Joe Adalian reports.

Lifetime’s president, Andrea Wong, said that the ratings are still “fantastic” because the show is “the No. 1 rated reality show on cable this year among women.”

In addition, Adalian reports that the series “has helped lower Lifetime’s median age to 46.4, the network’s lowest in a decade (and younger than Fox). Around 50 percent of the viewers watching ‘Runway’ are new to the channel.”

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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.