History Channel responsible for the disappearance of the “American Pickers”?

American Pickers could end because of the History Channel’s latest risky decision. The last episode dropped to less than 200,000 viewers. The series returned on July 9 with original cast member Mike Wolfe and his brother Robbie and Danielle Colby.

The show went on hiatus in March. It wasn’t for long though. Mike announced on Instagram that they have already started filming the new season. The production is finished and the new season is launched.

Still, fans are unimpressed and want original host Frank Fritz to return. The show’s ratings have declined since the fan favorite was fired.

[History Channel | YouTube]

Did the History channel make a mistake?

Some must be wondering if the network made a mistake in firing Frank Fritz for some unknown reason. American Pickers premiered on Saturday, July 9 with 1,007,000 million viewers. However, it has been in steep decline ever since. According to the latest report via The sunthe ratings are down again.

They dropped to 200,000 viewers on the Saturday August 27 episode. It only garnered 829,000 viewers. While the first had a strong hold on American Pickers fans, it seems like most of them are going offline once again. It comes as many of them want Frank to make a comeback.

If this fall continues, American Pickers could know its disappearance. Fans have been watching the show for years in its usual timeslot. Last season was criticized for having Robbie at the helm. Fans blame Mike for hiring his brother.

The drop in ratings was due to History Channel’s latest decision. No, it had nothing to do with Frank. The series has been moved from 9 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET. This decision by the network did not work well for the ratings.

Unfortunately, that won’t happen anytime soon. Frank suffered a stroke in early July. Mike Wolfe is the one who broke the news with American Pickers Fans. He asked them to pray during this difficult time.

Could American Pickers be cancelled?

American Pickers would risk being cancelled. The ratings went down due to the casting change. The August 13 episode dropped to 868,000 viewers. The July 29 episode only drew 821,000 viewers.

Frank Fritz on American Pickers [History Channel | YouTube]
[History Channel | YouTube]

This is a stark contrast to the ratings at the start of this year. Season 23 of American Pickers premiered on January 1, 2022, with 1,050,000 viewers. However, the ratings have declined over the weeks. By the end of the season, only 830,000 viewers had watched.

American Pickers fans have been boycotting the show since Frank’s firing announcement and because of Robbie. As the numbers show, the boycott worked. The show may not last until season 30 or even season 25 if it continues.

What do you think of the cast shakeup? What do you think of the new season? Are you still looking American Pickers? Sound off below in the comments section.

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