‘Below Deck Med’ Episode Featuring Hannah Ferrier’s Departure Made Franchise History

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Below Deck Mediterranean continues to shatter data as chief stew Hannah Ferrier‘s dismissal was the most-watched episode within the historical past of the sequence.

“Last Monday, August 17th’s episode of #BelowDeckMed ranked as the most-watched episode in series history,” Bravo PR tweeted. “And 2nd most-watched ever for the entire #Below Deck franchise, garnering 2.74M total viewers.”

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Live viewership skyrocketed for the episode. “S05E12 – 1.872 million viewers (0.64 18-49 demo) *series high*,” in line with Bravo Ratings. Captain Sandy Yawn confronted Ferrier a couple of picture despatched to her of Ferrier’s unregistered prescription valium.

Yawn mentioned that between the unregistered medicine and Ferrier’s conduct this season, she didn’t really feel as if it was protected to go to sea with Ferrier. She fired the chief stew, which has by no means occurred within the historical past of the franchise.

‘Below Deck Med’ season 5 breaks rankings data

The whole season has been one rankings file after one other. The season began at an all time excessive. “S05E01 – 1.514 million viewers (0.55 18-49 demo) *highest rated premiere*,” Bravo Ratings tracked. Viewers had been hungry for a season led by all girls after the misogyny-slathered Below Deck season.

Ratings remained excessive, hovering steadily inside the 1.6 million to 1.7 million vary. Of course the revolving door of solid members saved followers on their toes. Second stew Lara Flumiani’s shockingly insubordinate conduct had viewers questioning how Ferrier would handle her. But Flumiani out of the blue stop after just one constitution. Christine “Bugsy” Drake changed her, which was controversial for the present. Drake and Ferrier ended season 2 on unhealthy phrases.

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The sizzling sequence bought even steamier when new fan favourite chef Hindrigo “Kiko” Lorran ended up leaving the boat. Bosun Malia White’s boyfriend chef Tom Checketts, who was merely visiting White, ended up taking up the chef place. Ratings had been already amped and Ferrier was fired shortly after Lorran’s departure.

The season additionally marked this historic departure

The sequence is constructed on two returning solid members: the captain and the chief stew. While different crew members had been fired on the sequence, the captain has by no means fired the chief stew till now.

Former Below Deck chief stew Kate Chastain virtually stop mid-season final yr. She was viciously attacked by the bosun in a van experience again to the boat after an evening of consuming. Chastain gathered her belongings, instructed a producer she wished her passport, and left the boat in the course of the night time. She in the end returned the subsequent day to complete the season. Chastain introduced she was retiring from the present after the season 7 reunion.

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Chastain was the second chief stew on Below Deck. Adrienne Gang was the chief stew for season 1. She completed the season however Chastain changed her and appeared for six seasons. Ferrier has been chief stew on Below Deck Med since season 1.

Can the sequence retain rankings?

Some followers had been livid with the way in which Ferrier was fired. They lashed out at White for surreptitiously sending the picture of Ferrier’s medicine to Yawn. They additionally dogged Yawn for being a micromanager this season. Many vowed to cease watching the sequence after Ferrier was fired.

While the present dipped in rankings the next week, rankings had been nonetheless on hearth. “S05E13 – 1.740 million viewers (0.60 18-49 demo),” Bravo Ratings reported. The upcoming week options returning visitor, MLB participant Johnny Damon.

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“Baseball legend Johnny Damon returns to charter in Ibiza, putting pressure on Tom to rectify the Damons’ poor experience with the food they were served last season,” in line with the episode description. “With Aesha onboard, Bugsy ups her expectations for the interior team. Meanwhile, Rob’s personal life begins to interfere with his work, and Jess notices some red flags with his behavior.”

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