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'Ready for Love' pulled from NBC schedule due to poor ratings


By Reality TV World staff, 04/20/2013 

Ready for Love has been dumped after two dates.

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NBC has pulled Ready for Love from its broadcast schedule after the new reality dating show's first two episodes delivered poor ratings.

"It has not yet been determined when or where remaining episodes of Ready for Love will be aired," NBC said in a statement Friday.

Ready for Love's third episode will still air Tuesday, April 23 as previously scheduled, the network later clarified.

Produced by actress Eva Longoria and hosted by Giuliana & Bill stars Giuliana Rancic and Bill Rancic, Ready for Love premiered April 9 and was airing two-hour episodes in the Tuesdays 9-11PM ET/PT time period.

However, Ready for Love's first two broadcasts delivered poor ratings even though it had The Voice -- the highest-rated program on NBC's schedule -- as its Tuesday night lead-in.

Despite heavy promotion, Ready for Love's April 9 premiere averaged only 3.85 million viewers and a 1.6/4 rating/share in the Adults 18-49 ratings demographic -- an enormous dropoff from the 12.95 million viewers and 4.2/13 rating/share its The Voice lead-in delivered.

Ready for Love's second episode delivered even worse ratings this week, averaging only 3.37 million viewers and a 1.3/4 rating/share in Adults 18-49.

NBC will move Grimm, a drama series which currently airs on Friday nights, into the Tuesdays 10-11PM timeslot beginning April 30.

Ready for Love's first two episodes featured the show's three bachelors -- Benjamin "Ben" Patton, Tim Lopez and Ernesto Arguello -- each narrowing their pool of bachelorettes to eight women. 

(REVISED TO REFLECT NBC'S SUBSEQUENT CLARIFICATION THAT EPISODE 3 WILL STILL AIR ON APRIL 23)



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