Below Deck Galley Talk was such a massive accomplishment that its ratings exceeded those of season 5 of the premiere episode of The Real Housewives of Dallas.
“Below Deck Galley Talk,” which aired at 7 p.m. in secret. Despite dealing with an awkward time slot and the New Year’s Day football game, it scored an impressive 0.363 million live viewers on Friday, Jan. 1.
And while the new Below Deck talk show aired quietly at an awkward time and day, Dallas’s The Real Housewives, which was advertised with great fanfare, attracted less live viewers.
Bravo Ratings posted, “S05E01 [Official Premiere] – 0.337 million viewers (0.12 18-49 demo),” The Bravo Ratings account is not too confident about how far they will go, though viewers think ratings will go up. “Sure, but unfortunately for some reason I think it will only go up to about 4-500k, I hope I’m wrong though.”
Meanwhile, even more viewers have been drawn to “Below Deck Galley Talk”
Bravo replayed the Friday episode before the latest episode of “Below Deck.” on Monday.
Fans who had seen the first episode were all over it by that point. According to Showbuzz Daily, Monday’s ratings for “Below Deck Galley Talk” hit 0.496 million live viewers.
The rerun episode on Monday topped several episodes of See What Happens Live with Andy Cohen and Bravo’s Chat Room, making it the network’s biggest talk show.
This is so meta, but watching the first #GalleyTalk episode makes me wish I’d been with Amy, Kelly, Connie, Josiah, Julia, Colin and Bobby at a watching party.
Seeing ourselves on a show before pic.twitter.com/THj1sBUPzD-Kate Chastain (@Kate Chastain) January 1, 2021 ‘Below Deck’: Colin Macy-O’Toole says he had a blast shooting ‘Below Deck Galley Chat’ with Bobby Giancola (exclusive)
Meanwhile, “Below Deck” in the 1.5 million live viewer range has stayed firmly. Bravo Ratings tweeted about the new episode, “S08E10 – 1.560 million viewers (0.53 18-49 demo),”
WWHL starred guests Eddie Lucas and Ashling Lorger of Below Deck, earning the show its highest ratings of the week.
Unable to get enough of ‘Below Deck Galley Chat’ from fans
Below Deck Galley Chat, marketed as a show close to The People’s Couch, features cast members beloved by fans talking about the latest episode.
In the past, Bravo featured cast members talking about prior episodes.
But the show showed, for the first time, four teams of crew members chatting about the latest episode and sharing information behind the scenes.
Fans can’t get enough of the show now, and many on Twitter shared their enthusiasm. “I had tears of laughter after watching @Kate Chastain and her goat face,” one individual wrote.
“#GalleyTalk is the best thing to happen to the #BelowDeck franchise in years. So fun to have a #ThePeoplesCouch with some favorite yachties.”#GalleyTalk is the best thing in years to happen to the #BelowDeck franchise. So fun to have some favorite yachties with a #ThePeoplesCouch.
Your favorite former yachts are here to chat about #BelowDeck at 7:6pm tonight with the premiere of #GalleyTalk! “Pic.twitter.com/f86Sz1YezG- Bravo (@BravoTV) January 1, 2021 “Below Deck Galley Chat” is a huge fan hit with “Below Deck
Another fan wrote on Twitter, “I think this show should have aired earlier in the season,”
“A really entertaining Bravo TV hour.
As described, for Bravo, it’s basically pillow talk. So much better than the other ‘Chatroom’ show that’s barely watchable,’ a fan on Twitter added.
Below Deck Mediterranean’s Colin Macy-O’Toole shared that he had a blast filming the series. “When Bravo said they wanted me to be on the show, they asked me who I wanted to watch Below Deck with,” Macy-O’Toole said. “I said, ‘Bobby! We were already doing these jams during quarantine, so I knew Bobby and I would have a blast.”