God’s intervention brings Survivor its most viewers since last December

Survivor‘s Jesus-fest episode earned the show its highest ratings since last December’s penultimate episode of Survivor Nicaragua.

While the show didn’t have much competition–other networks aired mostly repeats including Fox, which aired Glee repeats instead of the World Series–Survivor is on fire this season, and has managed to avoid its usual mid-season slump.

The show won its time slot with 11.79 million viewers, which was “its largest audience since last December’s Survivor: Nicaragua,” CBS said in a press release, noting that it also had its “best adult 18-49 rating since its initial episode.”

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.