See if ''The Dating Experiment'' is a winner or a loser
VIEWERS 3.8 million
WHAT HAPPENED A troika of would-be lovers followed a diary's dating instructions, all of which were recounted to viewers in an Orwellian voice-over.
WHY IT BOMBED No structure, no compelling characters, no lead-in (episodes from the 127th season of ''The Drew Carey Show'').
LASTING CONTRIBUTION TO THE GENRE Puh-leeze.