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Rita Ora Raises ‘America’s Next Top Model’ To Ratings High

Published: Wednesday 14th Dec 2016 by David
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It seems VH1 made the right move by opting to place Rita Ora and not Karrueche Tran at the helm of ‘America’s Next Top Model‘s relaunch.

For, after seeing its ratings slip and slide at The CW, the show’s revamped version has picked up its highest-ratings in five years.

Good news below…

Monday’s night premiere drew in 1.7 million viewers, the highest number the show has seen in the last five years thanks to intense promotional efforts implemented by its leading lady Rita.

The show’s creator Tyra Banks still stands as its executive-producer and supported the revival by appearing on Monday night’s episode alongside Ora and her judging crew.

‘Variety’ adds:

“Model” wrapped its initial run on the CW last December, drawing 1.2 million viewers for its finale. The series aired for 12 years and 22 seasons on the CW and its predecessor, UPN. The CW announced in October, 2015, that the 22nd season would be its last.

Its impressive numbers have now given TV insiders good reason to believe it will be renewed for a “second” season before its first cycle wraps in 2017.

Exciting times!

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  1. 👸 + ✈ = 💀 December 14, 2016
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    Rita 0ral

  2. RatedR December 14, 2016
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    Vh1 did that , they were able to make it fresh and yes that promotional campaign was intense

  3. Camilla Queenbello December 14, 2016
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    Styled to Flop.

    • Jonathan Dupree Sutherlin December 14, 2016
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      LOL!!

  4. Miss Thang December 14, 2016
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    Rihanna will be seething!! Didn’t she have a show about fashion that flopped mercilessly?

    • Shakira Stan December 14, 2016
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      Let’s not forget how X Factor UK had its worst ratings with Rita as a judge.

      • High Class Rita December 14, 2016
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        And how is Shakira doing? Still selling toothpaste?

    • #JACKIE December 14, 2016
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      Let’s not. I don’t care for R****, but ANTM is an established franchise. Where’s Rita’s music?

    • Jules December 28, 2016
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      Did she? I didn’t even know!

  5. When it comes to Bey December 14, 2016
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    Styled To Rock died so Model could live.

  6. Bey Bey Sting December 14, 2016
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    What about Styled To Drop? 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  7. Shakira Stan December 14, 2016
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    Good to know she can raise something not named a D up.

  8. Meme December 14, 2016
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    I love it. Rita’s personality shines and she was the perfect cast for the show. I just love the entire feel of the show now…it feels like a real modeling show now and not just some crazy put on for tv show.

    • AmbeRussell December 14, 2016
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      the show does give a more “Raw” take on reality tv. not overly glossy or goofy to create personalities, but to get models. antm, with tyra, became a goofy competition show, she was not taken seriously, the show wasnt taken seriously.

  9. 😍SolAngel December 14, 2016
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    I’m cackling!!!!!!!! So her reboot of an old show slayed Rihanna’s?

    • SMH December 14, 2016
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      What about her music career, how is that in comparison to Rihanna’s?

  10. Shakira Stan December 14, 2016
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    Rita whora’s fans will celebrate anything.

  11. High Class Rita December 14, 2016
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    1.7 million take away 460 is how much again? #ANTI 😆😆😆 Whooooo chile things are gonna get easier.

    • SMH December 14, 2016
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      Now compare Rita’s 1st week album sales to…oh yeah, that’s right.

  12. Paulo December 14, 2016
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    off topic: you know, I’m a huge fan of Shakira, her music is great and her personality is always sunny, bright, light, uplifting… so I wonder why this account claiming to stan for Shakira is always in here putting everyone down, I haven’t seen her compliment ONE artist. damn, girl! you ok? you need a prayer and a hug?

  13. S December 14, 2016
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    Ppl can hate on her all day, but she did a great job on the show!

  14. Paulo December 14, 2016
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    back on topic now: props to Rita. I’m not interested in the show anymore but props to her.

  15. JustCoastWitHa December 14, 2016
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    did an amazing job on the show. werk out Rita

  16. ThatMessJuice.Flop December 14, 2016
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    Will you guys also report when the ratings take a dip next week?

  17. Meteorite December 14, 2016
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    Yeah… still not watching

  18. Casual December 14, 2016
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    It’s come to this. Celebrating a show with a .6 rating and a 1.5 share (just guessing). Cable, Netflix, and youtube have splintered the market for real.

  19. SMH December 14, 2016
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    1.7 million viewers, and people still don’t know who she is. So her fans might want to keep Rihanna’s name out of their mouths.

  20. grapejuicefan December 14, 2016
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    Rita did that.

  21. Rihboy December 14, 2016
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    Please. It’s a show that’s been doing well. Nothing but curious people wanting to see how she did. I didn’t even know it aired.

  22. YoursTruly December 14, 2016
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    It has more to do with it being led in by two love and hip hop episodes. We’ll see how it really does in weeks to come, but congrats girl.

  23. Boosie December 14, 2016
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    High rating don’t mean a good show, it means that people tuned in so they can drag her to the filthiest sess pits as they have been.
    The reviews haven’t been great and I’ll be watching online so she don’t get my view.

  24. Starxavi December 14, 2016
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    This literally has nothing to do with Rita…

  25. 💎Yellow Diamonds💎 December 14, 2016
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    Wasn’t Rita lol she will flop after this. Notice they put Tyra at the beginning so they would have you believe she would be making pit stops.

  26. cocobutta December 15, 2016
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    Well done so far.
    As much as I feel Rita is all over the place instead of music 1st, the one thing she doesn’t lack is a good personality.

    Hoping winner of this can be taken seriously like back in the days even if as a commercial high street model rather than high fashion.

  27. Justafan December 15, 2016
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    Hold up. So this was a ratings success with over 1mill viewers but Mariahs World wasn’t? Shady Sam. I get that it was combined with Bravo numbers but still

  28. We Nowqd Redv dimnobut it ash trjoan ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremxil December 19, 2016
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    Really good job for her didn’t even know people watched it

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