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NBC dating show 'Ready for Love' left alone at ratings altar

April 10, 2013|By Scott Collins

NBC may have been "Ready for Love," but viewers sure weren't.

The new dating show executive produced and hosted by Eva Longoria was supposed to be NBC's next great hope. Instead, Tuesday's premiere bombed big time -- and that was with the singing smash "The Voice" as a lead-in.

An average of just 3.7 million total viewers tuned in, according to Nielsen.

To put those numbers in perspective: "Ready for Love" held on to a measly 28% of "The Voice's" audience. That means nearly three-quarters of viewers fled when they realized what was on.

Maybe many of them were fans of ABC's "The Bachelor." The opening montage of "Ready for Love" took a swipe at its ABC rival by noting sourly that many of its paired couples had ended up splitting.

What did you think of "Ready for Love" (assuming you actually saw it)?

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