Amazing Race 16′s finale was its lowest-rated ever

The Amazing Race 16 had the series’ lowest-rated finale ever, after last fall’s race had significantly higher finale ratings than usual.

An average of 10.63 million people watched, up slightly from a year ago, when 10.43 million watched Victor and Tammy win. CBS notes that’s up 340,000 viewers from last week, but among young viewers ages 18 to 49, its “rating was down 3% from last week to a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating, its lowest finale rating ever,” according to TV By the Numbers.

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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