I would imagine in that situation Malcolm and Reese would not say a word the whole time. It is later when Malcolm says we have to talk about it that Jessica's myth is exploded. If they actually talked about the show the conversation would have went something like the conversations from episode "Billboard" when they talk about women's issues. Apart from the girl getting married, several of the main characters are 'empowered' women over 40. According to Reese those "old broads" should know guys are "done with them" so I doubt he would be impressed by the story much!
Lois thought it was great and would take issue at even a hint of that above. Remember she figured out Jessica's plan and was glad just to have them not fighting or whatever so she might have said things to Malcolm or Reese to encourage them to shut up about whatever they were really thinking.
Hal has such a one track mind he probably was thinking about Deweys paper and not even watched the show.