Dramatic ‘Below Deck Med’ Episode Crushes Ratings and Hits Series Record High

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Cable rankings mirrored explosive viewer engagement within the newest dramatic and gut-wrenching episode of Below Deck Mediterranean.

“There’s No Place Like Home”, episode 12 crushed the rankings, marking a collection excessive. “S05E12 – 1.872 million viewers (0.64 18-49 demo) *series high*,” Bravo Ratings tweeted. Adding, “this is the HIGHEST number of viewers and demo #BelowDeckMed has ever got across all 5 seasons.”

Tom Checketts from 'Below Deck Med'
Tom Checketts | Karolina Wojtasik/Bravo

The supersized episode started when chief stew Hannah Ferrier was confronted about having prescription treatment on board the yacht. Captain Sandy Yawn concluded that she couldn’t safely take the boat to sea with Ferrier as chief stew. Ferrier was fired throughout the first 10 minutes of the episode.

The drama didn’t finish with Ferrier’s historic departure. Chef Tom Checketts melts down throughout dinner service because the crew tries to navigate the constitution down a crew member.

The season has hit all-time highs

Viewers eagerly awaited Below Deck Med, led by all girls after the misogynistic meltdown on Below Deck season 7. Fans had been outraged with how a number of males on the boat handled the ladies, particularly chief stew Kate Chastain.

The new season of Below Deck Med began with a bang touting the highest-rated premiere within the historical past of the collection. From there, every episode bested the following. “S05E03 – 1.735 million viewers (0.58 18-49 demo) *series high in total viewers*,” Bravo Ratings shared early within the season. The following episode was one other collection excessive after which the collection hummed alongside, averaging about 1.6 million per episode.

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Ratings started to blow up when bother was on the horizon for beloved chef Hindrigo “Kiko” Lorran. He left the boat as rankings surpassed the 1.7 million mark. When Ferrier’s treatment was found, viewers knew Ferrier was in deep trouble. The newest episode was the top of the street for Ferrier.

Will rocky waters proceed to ship excessive rankings?

Many followers had been indignant with how Ferrier’s departure performed out. Some individuals trolled Yawn on social media for firing Ferrier. Others attacked bosun Malia White on social media for snapping the picture of Ferrier’s treatment and sharing it with Yawn.

Fans expressed their frustration on Twitter with a number of sharing they’ll not watch the collection. “I have stopped watching a few weeks back. But reading this…yes….karma,” one individual tweeted. Another individual wrote, “Never watching #BelowDeckMed! Get malia off the show WE WANT HANNAH.”

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Various followers shared they deliberate to boycott the present due to the best way it dealt with Ferrier’s anxiousness. Some viewers imagine the storyline was damaging to psychological well being advocacy and vowed to cease watching. “Disappointment all around. I love the picturesque settings but that may not be enough to keep my interests in a show that was set apart from the usual reality diet and formula,” one viewer tweeted.

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