The Total Bella premiere did not live up to the previous season.
On Sunday, the third season of Total Bellas began and according to ShowBuzzDaily, the average viewership for the episode was around 517 thousand. The show was ranked 24th among cable original shows on Sunday and only had 270 thousand viewers in the 18 to 49 year old demographic.
SEScoops reports last season's premiere averaged 681 thousand viewers and the last episode had 674 thousand viewers.
This season has been built up as revealing the causes and nature of the breakup between Nikki Bella and John Cena. The two of them called off their engagement in April but recently have been reported to be working things out in their relationship.
Fightful Wrestling has a recap of the Season 3 premiere and will continue to have recaps each week.
The following is an excerpt from this week's recap by Danielle Ortiz.
It’s the Total Bellas Season 3 premiere and it must be the most anticipated season thus far. The show circles the Bella twins and a big part of the show is the relationship between Nikki Bella and John Cena who recently called off their engagement on April 15th, just a few weeks shy of their wedding. The wedding was being planned during the taping of Total Bellas and the show has also captured the break-up during the season. We also follow the lives of Brie and Bryan post baby Birdie.
The show airs on Sunday at 9pm on the E! Network.