Survivor has its lowest-rated episode ever

Wednesday’s episode of Survivor Nicaragua, which featured Marty’s exit and NaOnka’s latest outburst, was the series lowest-rated regular episode ever among the all-important viewers ages 18 to 49.

TV By the Numbers reports that the show “fell 14% vs. last week to a 3.2 adults 18-49 rating.” An average of 11.253 million people watched, making it the second-most popular show from 8 to 9 p.m., behind ABC’s broadcast of the CMAs, which sucked viewers away from all networks.

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.