Dating in the dark article
But it's not just a difference between original and repeat programming. Which is one of the reasons the serious themes of NBC war criminal news show "The Wanted" was unwanted again, despite moving back an hour to the higher viewing levels at 9 p.m."The Wanted" could only round up a .4/1, less than half of its lighter lead-in "Great American Road Trip" (.9/3), and of its "Dateline" (1.0/3) lead-out. As for Fox, it, too, seemed stale, at least to the usually passionate fans of its top-rated "House," which only delivered a 1.4/5 for a repeat.
The formula has worked wonders for NBC's "America's Got Talent," Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance," CBS's "Big Brother" and ABC's "Wipeout." And viewers seem particularly willing to date around with relationship reality, such as last night's "The Bachelorette" finale and week two of "Dating in the Dark" on ABC.
CBS's sitcom lineup, for instance, which is often a hot date during the regular season, was only able to connect with a second place 2.1/6.
CBS's corporate cousin, the CW, also ran reruns of "One Tree Hill" and "Gossip Girl" and finished fifth with a .3/1.
Compared to that, dating someone in the dark seemed like a great option. How many times can you say you've walked into a bar knowing a girl there was specifically chosen for you? The week in the "Dating in the Dark" house was a whirlwind of "blind" dates and fun activities.
The show process started with an audition for producers where I detailed my dating life. Men and women were separated in different wings of the house and we only met the opposite sex on dates in the central dark room. Then we had a mix of free-choice dates, and dates with our expertly matched partner.