‘America’s Next Top Model’ To End After 22 Seasons
by Nellie Andreeva
October 14, 2015 1:03pm
One of the longest-running reality series on broadcast, the CW’s America’s Next Top Model, is coming to an end, with the current Cycle 22 as its final season. The network has cancelled the series, opting not to pick up a 23rd season. The series finale of will air Friday, December 4.
America’s Next Top Model premiered in May, 20 2003 on UPN, and was the first series to debut on The CW on Sept 20, 2006. The network is in discussions about doing a retrospective special that will air sometime in late 2016.
“America’s Next Top Model was a successful franchise for two networks, first at UPN and then The CW, and it became not just a ratings hit, but a global pop culture phenomenon,” said Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW. “I want to thank Tyra and Ken for all their years of success in establishing a show that was not just popular in the U.S., but all across the world.”
Top Model has been the most successful reality series on the CW and the longest-running series on the network. The show, produced by Tyra Banks and Ken Mok, has comedown from its ratings heyday but still does decent business when delayed viewing is factored in. For premiere week, Top Model posted the biggest Live+7 percentage lift, +100%, doubling its Live+dame day number to rise to a 0.8 in adults 18-49.