Which ‘Below Deck’ Crew Received the Lowest Tips?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Ben Robinson, C.J. Lebeau, Kathleen Held, Adrienne Gang, David Bradberry, Alex Taldykin, Samantha Orme, Eddie Lucas

It’s all in regards to the Benjamins on Below Deck as tip totals look like on the rise every season. Leading as much as Below Deck season 6, the inexperienced crew from season 5 led in tip totals incomes $168,000 for the season.

Ben Robinson, C.J. Lebeau, Kathleen Held, Adrienne Gang, David Bradberry, Alex Taldykin, Samantha Orme, Eddie Lucas
Ben Robinson, C.J. Lebeau, Kathleen Held, Adrienne Gang, David Bradberry, Alex Taldykin, Samantha Orme, Eddie Lucas | Justin Stephens/Bravo

Below Deck season 6 got here shut at $162,000. Tip whole cash now seems to vary wherever from about $142,000 to shut to $170,000, nonetheless the crew from season 1 solely collectively earned $56,650, Decider calculated, making the crew the bottom tipped within the historical past of the sequence.

In reality, the crew virtually obtained stiffed on the tip from one group of constitution company that season. A fan requested Captain Lee Rosbach if a constitution didn’t tip. “Came close once, but they did, and it made me think they needed it more than we did,” he dished on Twitter. Between the visitor being stingy and the sequence being model new, the crew from season 1 so far maintain the doubtful report of constructing considerably lower than different crews within the sequence.

‘Below Deck’ season 1 was nonetheless new to actuality tv

The sequence debuted in July 2013, that includes a fresh-faced crew led by Rosbach. Original chief stew Adrienne Gang just lately shared a narrative from a yachtie who helped to make the sizzle reel, which prompted the primary season.

The story was shared by Gang’s friend, Bruce Brooks. Brooks occurs to be the daddy of bosun Chandler Brooks from Below Deck season 6. Brooks recalled how 10 years in the past he, Gang, and some others had been requested to audition for a actuality boat present. They mentioned a number of strains for a digicam crew after which embarked upon a “pretend” constitution in Miami.

David Bradberry, Kat HeldDavid Bradberry, Kat Held
David Bradberry, Kat Held | Ali Goodwin/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank

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Brooks returned residence to Michigan and Gang was chosen to fill the chief stew function. “What made the first season really good was that it was genuine conflict among people who were trying to learn each other,” Gang informed  Dockwalk in 2014. “I think it was very authentic. We shattered the glass wall on the fact that crew really have drama. [Our owners] aren’t stupid, but we all did a magnificent job and managed to keep it together in front of the guests.”

Tip totals picked up for season 2

Kate Chastain changed Gang as chief stew for season 2. A number of crew members returned, together with chef Ben Robinson, Kat Held and bosun Eddie Lucas. Gang ended up making a shock look in the course of the season with a returning group of constitution company, which supplied an additional layer of drama.

The present’s profile started to rise as company seemingly realized their tip cash could be scrutinized on tv. The season 2 crew acquired double the tip quantity from season 1 for a complete of $113,500. From there, tip totals haven’t dipped below $140,000. Season 3, which was drama-filled and began to develop a fanbase ended the season with a tip whole of $148,500.

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By the time Below Deck Mediterranean debuted in 2016, tipping on the present was properly established. The season 1 crew acquired $152,170, which was bested by Below Deck Med season four at $155,000. Although a brand new present too, the season 1 crew from Below Deck Sailing Yacht acquired a complete of $143,000.

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