10 million people watch all of Live to Dance; did they fall asleep?

Paula Abdul’s Live to Dance did surprisingly well last night: just over 10 million people watched the show, and stayed with it through both hours, unlike Skating with the Stars’ hemorrhaging of its viewers. That’s an impressive number, and while The Biggest Loser had more viewers ages 18 to 49, it wasn’t by much.

So yes, although the show sucked horrifically, clearly 10 million people disagree and/or fell asleep during the middle of the show.

And I’d really like to know what kept people around. NBC’s The Sing Off wasn’t well-produced, but worked because it had a lot of talent. Live to Dance didn’t have much of anything at all, except translucent stars with different colored lights behind them.

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.

about the writer

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.