‘Below Deck Sailing Yacht’ Ratings Continue to Trend Upward

by Jeremy Spirogis
Captain Glenn Shephard, Byron Hissey, Madison Stalker, Parker McCown, Paget Berry, Ciara Duggan, Georgia Grobler, Jenny MacGillivray, Adam Glick

Below Deck Sailing Yacht lastly latched onto some robust wind as rankings proceed to climb.

The final episode got here in with considerably extra viewers than in earlier episodes, proving that viewers are lastly getting comfy with the brand new franchise installment. “S01E11 – 1.174 million viewers (0.41 18-49 demo),” Bravo Ratings tweeted after the Monday, April 13 episode.

Captain Glenn Shephard, Byron Hissey, Madison Stalker, Parker McCown, Paget Berry, Ciara Duggan, Georgia Grobler, Jenny MacGillivray, Adam Glick
Captain Glenn Shephard, Byron Hissey, Madison Stalker, Parker McCown, Paget Berry, Ciara Duggan, Georgia Grobler, Jenny MacGillivray, Adam Glick | Karolina Wojtasik/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank by way of Getty Images

No doubt the most recent episode was drama-filled. Deckhand Parker McCown discovered himself in sizzling water with practically everybody on the boat. He complained about how his superiors wished his job carried out, plus he nonetheless couldn’t appear to get it proper after Captain Glenn Shephard had a critical speak with him. Will he be the primary individual fired on the present? Now the present has viewers’ consideration.

Ratings jumped when drama elevated (but in addition when the pandemic struck)

While the brand new collection had a robust begin at 1.293 million viewers, rankings rapidly fizzled indicating that maybe viewers weren’t into the straightforward, breezy new installment. After the preliminary episode, the collection started to hemorrhage viewers.

That implies that episode two noticed considerably fewer viewers. “S01E02 – 1.061 million viewers (0.34 18-49 demo).” And then fewer tuned into the third episode. “S01E03 – 0.963 million viewers (0.29 18-49 demo).” Viewers in Below Deck chat rooms complained they had been bored. Others couldn’t get behind the romances on deck too.

However, rankings began to show round in mid-March. Which was additionally across the time when the pandemic ramped up and Americans had been sheltering in place (with their tv). “Monday evening’s episode of #BelowDeckSailing was the highest-rated because the collection premiere! ⁣👏
⁣The present generated a robust 0.39 within the demo and 1,140,000 viewers at 9 pm.,” Below Deck Sailing on Instagram posted. The flirtation between chef Adam Glick and chief stew Jenna MacGillivray hit some roadblocks, which induced vital drama.

Fans are right here to see if Parker will get fired

McCown was not fired in the course of the newest episode. However, Shephard advised the deckhand whether or not or not he stays on the crusing yacht was as much as McCown. If he continues to speak again, he might be packing his luggage.

Crew adjustments appear to traditionally carry massive rankings for Below Deck. When deckhand Abbi Murphy left Below Deck final season, the collection skilled a critical score soar. Surprisingly, Below Deck season seven had anemic rankings till a brand new crew member was introduced. Around the turning level, Bravo Ratings tweeted, “S07E07 – 1.546 million viewers (0.56 18-49 demo) *season high*”

Leading as much as the crew change, Bravo Ratings tracked lower numbers. When Murphy seemed like she was able to stop, rankings had been solely barely decrease. “S07E06 – 1.431 million viewers (0.47 18-49 demo).” While Below Deck didn’t hit among the lows as Below Deck Sailing Yacht, rankings dove as little as 1.376 million viewers (0.45 18-49 demo) during episode two. Remember the couple who bought engaged?

Despite what seems to be a turning level, it appeared to take viewers considerably longer to get into the brand new collection. Below Deck’s tenure could have constructed a better viewership as rankings began to climb round episode seven. However, Below Deck Sailing Yacht simply completed episode 11 and the collection often logs about 17 with the reunion present.

Stay tuned. Below Deck Sailing Yacht airs Monday at 9/8c on Bravo.

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