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.”

Lifetime Has Trouble Making ‘Runway’ Work [The Wrap]

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.