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Fox will be patient with Utopia, blames wrong thing for huge ratings decline

After it lost more than half its viewers from the first to the second episode, Fox is admirably standing behind its ambitious reality series Utopia, doing everything ABC should be doing with The Quest. However, I also think the network misunderstands why viewers fled the show. More than half of young viewers 18 to 49 bailed between …

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Utopia populated by unpleasant people who behave badly

Reality shows live and die based on their casting, and right now, Utopia is on life support. Earlier this summer, Utopia executive producer Conrad Green told me, “The intention of this clearly isn’t to make it into some big shoutfest of oppositional views.” Alas, episode one was mostly a shoutfest, heightened by alcohol but fueled by people …

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An expulsion, fighting, nudity: Fox’s Utopia starts strong

Fox’s decision to start Utopia‘s live feeds before the broadcast has already paid off. In their first weekend–first day, even!–there was drunkenenss, fighting. The show is already down two people and it hasn’t even aired on television yet. Big Brother‘s rabid feed watchers have always wanted to see what happens as the cast moves in, …

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Free Utopia live feeds start today as the cast moves in

Fox’s Utopia begins streaming today from southern California, as 15 people–including a pregnant woman–leave sequester in a hotel and move onto a five-acre site, where they’ll attempt to create a new society over the next year. The actual series will debut Sept. 7 after football, and it will air twice weekly after that, on Tuesdays and Fridays. Unlike Big Brother, …

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