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More to Love: Poor Debut Ratings; Cancel It or Keep It?

More to LoveAs ABC wrapped up another season of the successful Bachelorette series, the FOX network has unveiled a very similar program. Did viewers show this one any love?

More to Love follows The Bachelor format but has a slight twist. Rather than littering the screen with the typical modelesque people, More to Love revolves around a plus-sized male trying to find love among a group of 20 similarly proportioned women.

As the season progresses, 26-year-old Luke Conley eliminates ladies from the competition in hopes of finding a mate. The show is hosted by plus-sized model Emme and was conceived by Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss.

The Tuesday premiere of More to Love attracted an average of 4.02 million viewers with a 1.9/5 rating/share in the adults 18-49 demographic. Those numbers put the debut in third place for both overall viewership and the demo.

Should More to Love be cancelled?

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Making things look even worse, More to Love also lost 40% of the audience from lead-in Hell’s Kitchen, which ranked in first place for its timeslot.

Despite the poor showing, the network isn’t giving up on it yet and are offering viewers additional opportunities to watch the premiere. They reran the premiere last night and have also slotted the episode to repeat on Monday night as well, hoping that viewers will tune in for episode two on Tuesday.

It’s unknown how many installments of More to Love have been produced. The network has scheduled episodes to run at least until September 1st and is likely to complete airing the competition. If ratings don’t improve however, it’s very unlikely that the show will return for season two.

What do you think? Is the show worth watching? Does it fill a void left by the conclusion of The Bachelorette. Is it a good idea or is it demeaning? Would you keep it or cancel it?

 

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emil March 23, 2010 at 4:45 pm

keeeeeeeeep it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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annonymous October 19, 2009 at 9:56 am

i think the show should have a mixture of people large and small. having just large people and just skinny people can be discriminating. having people your same size can be nice but if you have someone that is skinnier than you it can modivate you to get skinnier too

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Lani October 3, 2009 at 8:44 pm

Personally, I really enjoyed More To Love. It is so nice to be able to watch a show where all of the people on it don’t weigh “2” pounds!! I am so sick of that! It brings women’s self-esteem down so bad watching shows like that, and now we finally get to enjoy it! I say keep it going! I bet it will change a lot of lives for the better for once!!

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Lisa September 18, 2009 at 6:26 am

I really loved this show! Please don’t cancel this! Luke was very handsome and always a gentlemam and the women were all very beautiful! It was better than the Bachelor or Bachelorette

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Lois September 17, 2009 at 2:44 pm

After watching the last show I agree that Tali was the right choice for Luke. I think Malissa had alot in common with Luke, but I think she talked herself into being in love with Luke and his mother saw right through it. Tali was speaking from her heart when she said I love you to Luke. NOW ! HOW DO WE FOLLOW THEM THROUGH THEIR ADVENTURES OF BEING TOGETHER?

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