The Problem: USA 2 has seen first rate scores throughout its bi-weekly episodes on CBS, outshining the MTV collection as a result of being on community tv.
The present has been airing two nights per week, following episodes of CBS’ common Large Brother actuality TV competitors.
The Problem: USA 2, a by-product based mostly on MTV’s competitors collection, introduced a number of of the celebs from the MTV present on board for the second season. That included Johnny Bananas, Tori Deal, Cory Wharton, and Amanda Garcia.
With that, a number of USA 2 episodes achieved over 1.7 million viewers watching to see what occurs within the technique and skill-based competitors present.
Nevertheless, a latest installment of USA 2 noticed a substantial drop in what number of viewers had been watching.
Followers speculated about why the drop occurred, suggesting it might be as a result of Amanda’s departure from the solid within the earlier episode.
The Problem: USA 2, Episode 5 scores drop
The Problem: USA 2, Episode 5 aired this previous Thursday in CBS’ 10 p.m. Jap Time slot on CBS. It featured fallout from the earlier episode and the MTV vets devising a plan to confuse and take out among the CBS newcomers.
Primarily based on knowledge from TV Sequence Finale, the most recent episode had 1.459 million viewers trying out the present on CBS. That was a substantial drop of 16.63 p.c in comparison with Episode 5.
It drew a 0.32 score in the important thing 18-49 viewer demographic, which stays one of the best score in the course of the season. The season’s fourth episode has an analogous score, with the premiere episode getting a 0.31 score. All the opposite episodes have skilled a decrease score.
Curiously, regardless of the addition of six MTV stars and different CBS stars from USA Season 1 and MTV’s The Problem, Season 2 has been unable to realize higher numbers than the primary spinoff season.
Nevertheless, suggestions has been largely optimistic in regards to the present, with many followers explaining why they believed there was a latest drop in viewers for Episode 5.
Followers react to Episode 5 viewership drop
After Thursday’s viewership numbers arrived, a submit on Twitter (X) through @MTVsChallenges indicated that “Amanda’s gone and so are 110,000 viewers.”
That tweet led to followers reacting with their ideas in regards to the drop within the quantity, with some agreeing with the unique submit and others giving distinctive views.
“Amanda is the real captain save a show,” one commenter wrote.
“@MTV_AMANDAG numbers don’t lie ppl can hate ur game but without u no one is watching,” one other stated, tagging Amanda.
One other commenter prompt they had been sad watching the “vets being picked off like this” and in addition stated, “I want Cara Maria [Sorbello] back.”
Different commenters had totally different concepts about why Episode 5 skilled a major drop in viewers, together with the late-night timeslot and the Survivor gamers’ unappealing technique in the course of the season.
“I call bull, Amanda is not that likable, in fact she’s barely tolerable,” one particular person commented, disagreeing with the unique tweet.
“Because the new cast is not good we like are mtv vets,” one other commented.
“We were all watching the pressure cooker sorry @TheChallenge lol,” one commenter prompt, referring to Large Brother’s post-episode live-streaming competitors.
Amanda, identified for her dramatic outbursts and dislike of a number of castmates, was eradicated in USA 2 Episode 4’s double elimination. Via her first a number of episodes, she had arguments and drama that concerned castmates Tori and Michele Fitzgerald.
She can be one in all a number of notable stars who competed in MTV’s The Problem to get eradicated within the first 5 episodes. Two-time All Stars spinoff winner Jonna Mannion and two-time MTV Problem finalist Paulie Calafiore had been additionally ousted early.
It’s additionally value noting that many viewers who’re unable to observe the USA 2 episodes reside are probably ready till the subsequent day or one other time to allow them to catch up through Paramount+ streaming. These explicit numbers gained’t seem within the community viewership numbers.
The spinoff present has aired twice per week for the primary a part of the season. The Problem: USA 2 may have its remaining Sunday night time episode on Sunday, August 27, after which change to solely Thursdays on CBS for the remaining episodes.
The Problem: USA 2 airs Thursdays at 10/9c and Sundays at 9/8c on CBS.