Last night, we got a taste of the teams (except for Nam and Emmy, for some reason) who’ll compete on the Rides or Dies: Ready to Ride pre-show. While this episode is on a different day than the main series, it gives us a glimpse into the interest surround the upcoming season. How’d the episode do?
The pre-show received 169,000 viewers and a 0.8 ratings in the 18-49 demographic. It was the 54th most watched cable show of the night.
Not a strong start, but did anyone really know about this special? It wasn’t mentioned in the trailer, and they only way viewers would really know about it would be by watching The Challenge: Untold History and actually paying attention to the commercials. In fact, ratings are about on par with the docuseries.
I wouldn’t be too concerned with the ratings yet, but if this level of viewership spills into the main series, we’ve got issues.