Below Deck Mediterranean

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Below Deck Mediterranean
Below Deck Mediterranean tv logo.png
GenreReality television
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes85 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Mark Cronin
  • Courtland Cox
  • Nadine Rajabi
Running time42 minutes
Production company51 Minds Entertainment
Release
Original networkBravo
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Original releaseMay 3, 2016 (2016-05-03) –
present
Chronology
Related showsBelow Deck
Below Deck Sailing Yacht

Below Deck Mediterranean is an American reality television series on Bravo that premiered on May 3, 2016. The show is a spin-off of Below Deck, another series aired on the same network.[1] Announced in March 2015,[2] the series chronicles the lives of the crew members[3] who work and reside aboard a 150'+ superyacht during a charter season in Greece (Season 1),[1] Croatia (Season 2), Italy (Season 3), France (Season 4) and Spain (Season 5),[4] which consist of filming for around six weeks with the cast temporarily replacing the conventional crew.[5]

Yachts[edit]

Cast[edit]

Season 1: Ionian Princess[edit]

  • Mark Howard — Captain[14]
  • Bryan Kattenburg — Bosun (ep 1), First Officer (ep 1–13)
  • Ben Robinson — Chef
  • Hannah Ferrier — Chief Stewardess
  • Julia d'Albert Pusey — 2nd Stewardess
  • Tiffany Copeland — 3rd Stewardess
  • Danny Zureikat — Deckhand (ep 1–12)
  • Jen Riservato — Deckhand
  • Bobby Giancola — Deckhand

Season 2: Sirocco[edit]

  • Sandy Yawn — Captain
  • Adam Glick — Chef
  • Hannah Ferrier — Chief Stewardess
  • Christine "Bugsy" Drake — 2nd Stewardess
  • Lauren Cohen — 3rd Stewardess
  • Wesley Walton — Bosun
  • Malia White — Deckhand (ep 1–10), Lead Deckhand (ep 11–14)
  • Max Hagley — Deckhand
  • Bobby Giancola — Deckhand

Season 3: Talisman Maiton[edit]

  • Sandy Yawn — Captain[15]
  • Adam Glick — Chef
  • Hannah Ferrier — Chief Stewardess
  • Brooke Laughton — 2nd Stewardess
  • Kasey Cohen — 3rd Stewardess
  • Conrad Empson — Bosun
  • João Franco — Lead Deckhand
  • Colin Macy-O'Toole — Deckhand
  • Jamie Jason — Deckhand

Season 4: Sirocco[edit]

  • Sandy Yawn — Captain
  • Mila Kolomeitseva — Chef (ep 1–5)
  • Ben Robinson — Chef (ep 13–18)
  • Hannah Ferrier — Chief Stewardess
  • Aesha Scott — 2nd Stewardess
  • Anastasia Surmava — 3rd Stewardess (ep 1–4, 13–18), Chef (ep 5–12)
  • June Foster — 3rd Stewardess (ep 7–13)
  • João Franco — Bosun
  • Travis Michalzik — Lead Deckhand
  • Colin Macy-O'Toole — Deckhand
  • Jack Stirrup — Deckhand

Season 5: The Wellington[edit]

  • Sandy Yawn — Captain[16]
  • Hinrigo "Kiko" Lorran — Chef (ep 1–10)[17]
  • Tom Checketts — Chef (ep 11–20)[18]
  • Hannah Ferrier — Chief Stewardess (ep 1–12)
  • Lara Flumiani — 2nd Stewardess (ep 1–3)
  • Christine "Bugsy" Drake — 2nd Stewardess (ep 4–11), Chief Stewardess (ep 12–20)[19]
  • Aesha Scott — 2nd Stewardess (ep 13–20)[20]
  • Jessica More — 3rd Stewardess
  • Malia White — Bosun
  • Peter Hunziker — Lead Deckhand (ep 1–6), Deckhand (ep 7–20) [a]
  • Alex Radcliffe — Deckhand (ep 1–7), Lead Deckhand (ep 8–20)
  • Robert Westergaard — Deckhand
  1. ^ On June 17, 2020, Bravo announced that Peter Hunziker had been terminated due to a racist post on social media. Because this happened in post-production and after the airing of episode 3, the network announced that his appearances would "be minimized" during "the back half of the season".[21]

Timeline[edit]

Cast Members/Captains Seasons
1 2 3 4 5
Mark Howard Main
Sandy Yawn Main
Cast Members Seasons
1 2 3 4 5
Bryan Kattenburg Main
Ben Robinson Main Main
Hannah Ferrier Main
Julia d'Albert Pusey Main
Tiffany Copeland Main
Danny Zureikat Main
Jen Riservato Main
Bobby Giancola Main
Adam Glick Main
Christine "Bugsy" Drake Main Main
Lauren Cohen Main
Wesley Walton Main
Malia White Main Main
Max Hagley Main
Brooke Laughton Main
Kasey Cohen Main
Conrad Empson Main
João Franco Main
Colin Macy-O'Toole Main
Jamie Jason Main
Mila Kolomeitseva Main
Aesha Scott Main
Anastasia Surmava Main
June Foster Main
Travis Michalzik Main
Jack Stirrup Main
Hindrigo "Kiko" Lorran Main
Tom Checketts Main
Lara Flumiani Main
Jessica More Main
Peter Hunziker Main
Alex Radcliffe Main
Robert Westergaard Main

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
113May 3, 2016 (2016-05-03)July 26, 2016 (2016-07-26)
215May 2, 2017 (2017-05-02)August 15, 2017 (2017-08-15)
317May 15, 2018 (2018-05-15)September 11, 2018 (2018-09-11)
418June 3, 2019 (2019-06-03)[22]September 30, 2019 (2019-09-30)
522June 1, 2020 (2020-06-01)[23]October 26, 2020 (2020-10-26)

Broadcast[edit]

Below Deck Mediterranean airs on the Bravo cable network in the United States; the first episode premiered on Tuesday at 9/8pm ET/PT on May 3, 2016. A half-hour preview special of the series aired on March 23, 2016.[14] In 2021, the British Channel 4 acquired the series for its E4 'youth' TV channel, with the first episode due to begin on February 22, 2021 at 7:30pm.[24]

Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

Below Deck Mediterranean : U.S. viewers per episode (millions)
SeasonEpisode numberAverage
12345678910111213141516171819202122
11.040.710.930.881.191.011.081.061.161.381.301.411.31N/A1.11
20.911.031.090.881.161.141.251.261.131.231.351.481.391.451.16N/A1.19
31.251.261.361.311.431.521.531.301.311.441.631.441.491.401.391.301.28N/A1.40
41.181.431.701.621.651.651.611.561.591.661.661.551.711.611.641.511.521.58N/A1.56
51.511.521.731.731.591.671.691.601.681.711.731.871.741.771.721.561.661.601.491.621.251.141.62
Audience measurement performed by Nielsen Media Research.[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Harnick, Chris (March 9, 2016). "Below Deck Mediterranean Sets Sails With a Whole Lot of Partying, Hookups and Drama". E! Online.
  2. ^ "Bravo Media Expands Diverse Slate with Addition of 10 New and 4 Returning Series Marking Over 40 High-Quality Original Series". The Futon Critic. March 30, 2015.
  3. ^ "What are the Jobs Available? | YPI CREW". ypicrew.com. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  4. ^ "Below Deck Mediterranean Returns with New and Familiar Faces This Summer". Bravo TV Official Site. April 27, 2020. Retrieved April 28, 2020.
  5. ^ "Below Deck Yachts - How Long Are the Below Deck Charters?". Worldwide Boat. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  6. ^ "Below Deck Mediterranean: Tour the Ionian Princess". Bravo. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  7. ^ Hawkins, Kayla (March 23, 2016). "The 'Below Deck: Mediterranean' Yacht Is Pricy". Bustle. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  8. ^ "Take a Tour of Mega-Yacht, Sirocco". Bravo. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  9. ^ Byrne, Diane M. (April 16, 2019). "SuperYacht Sirocco Is Back In Bravo's Below Deck Mediterranean". MegaYacht News. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  10. ^ "Go Aboard the Mega-Yacht Talisman Maiton". Bravo. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  11. ^ Sander, Brice (May 8, 2018). "Tour the New, Ultra-Luxe 'Below Deck Mediterranean' Yacht (Exclusive)". ET. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  12. ^ Berg, Jenny (April 27, 2020). "Take a Tour of Below Deck Med's New Yacht, the Largest in the Show's History". Bravo. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  13. ^ "Exclusive: Virtual tour inside Below Deck Yacht 'The Wellington'". Yacht Charter Fleet. April 28, 2020. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  14. ^ a b "Bravo Media Sets Sail with the Premiere of "Below Deck Mediterranean" Tuesday, May 3 at 9PM. Below Deck Mediterranean Season 1 is being repeated on E4 in the United Kingdom ET/PT". The Futon Critic. March 9, 2016.
  15. ^ "Find Out Which Below Deck Mediterranean Crew Members Will Be Back for Season 3". Bravo TV Official Site. December 5, 2017. Retrieved April 28, 2020.
  16. ^ "Below Deck Mediterranean Cast & Info". Bravo TV Official Site. March 9, 2016. Retrieved June 27, 2020.
  17. ^ "'Below Deck Mediterranean': Chef Kiko Seemingly Quits After Captain Sandy's Harsh Feedback (Exclusive)". KUSA.com. Retrieved August 4, 2020.
  18. ^ "Malia's Boyfriend Tom Checketts Is The New Chef on 'Below Deck Mediterranean'". Decider. August 11, 2020. Retrieved August 11, 2020.
  19. ^ Ragusa, Gina (August 17, 2020). "'Below Deck Med': Bugsy Drake Gets Promoted to Chief Stew After Hannah Ferrier Is Fired". Showbiz Cheat Sheet. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  20. ^ Palmieri, Lea (August 24, 2020). "Aesha Scott Returns As The New Second Stew on 'Below Deck Med'". Decider. Retrieved August 25, 2020.
  21. ^ Rosenfeld, Laura (June 17, 2020). "Peter Hunziker Has Been Terminated from Below Deck Mediterranean". Bravo. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  22. ^ "Bon Voyage! Bravo Media Sails Through the French Riviera in a New Season of "Below Deck Mediterranean" Premiering Monday, June 3 at 9PM ET/PT". The Futon Critic. April 15, 2019.
  23. ^ "Bravo Announces "Below Deck Mediterranean" Season Five Premiering Monday, June 1 at 9PM ET/PT". The Futon Critic. May 11, 2020.
  24. ^ https://www.tvzoneuk.com/post/belowdeck-e4
  25. ^ "Below Deck ratings | Showbuzz Daily". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved April 13, 2020.

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