MIKE Wolfe has been tirelessly promoting the new episode of American Pickers amid the show’s plummeting ratings.
The 58-year-old shared a preview of this week’s episode and said he “can’t wait” for viewers to see it.
Mike posted a clip of himself visiting the Packard Plant in Detroit, which will be aired on Wednesday.
He captioned it: “Ever since watching the show Anthony Bourdain did on the Packard Plant in Detroit I’ve wanted to see it for myself.
“His story telling along with the visuals took Urban Exploration to the next level.
“Well, I finally got my chance and even managed to buy something!
“Can’t wait to show you guys what we got up to in this week’s new @americanpickers episode.”
Mike shared the video on his Instagram Stories as well, along with a caption detailing when the episode will be shown.
The U.S. Sun can exclusively reveal ratings have hit a season low, as 711,000 viewers tuned in for the Wednesday, March 1, episode.
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The season 24 premiere kicked off strong with 943,000 fans watching.
The January 11 episode had just 797,000 viewers tune in.
Ratings were back up on January 18, as 934,000 watched.
The February 22 episode dropped to the 700,000s for the first time, with 713,000 viewers tuning in.
Fans have turned to social media to demand fan-favorite Frank back.
One person said: “American Pickers without Frank is like… hmm watching the Patriots without Brady. Kinda sucks.”
One person wondered: “How’s Frank doing?”
A third demanded: “Bring back Frank. We miss him.”
Another exclaimed: “It’s a New Year! Bring Frank back! Please!”
He then shifted the conversation to his original co-host Frank, who was fired from the show in 2021.
Mike said: “Nothing will ever replace Frank. We miss him very much like y’all do.”
He even recently gave hope that Frank could return to the show after suffering a debilitating stroke in July.
While visiting Washington, DC, in December, Mike was asked by Capital Paparazzi if he would be willing to make amends with Frank.
He revealed: “Frank and I are friends, he was just at my brother’s graduation for his kids right before he got his stroke.
“If anybody’s thinking about Frank, they should be praying for him.”
When asked if he would ever make a return to the popular History series, Mike shared: “I would hope that he’s gonna be back on the show, but right now he needs to get healthier.
“There’s absolutely hope – 100 percent.”
He laughed off his rumored rift with Frank, saying “that’s absolutely not true.”
Frank last appeared on American Pickers during a March 2020 episode, as he took time off to recover from back surgery.
The original cast member’s firing was announced in July 2021 despite his desire to return to the History show.
Frank left the show to recover from grueling back surgery that left him with 185 stitches and two rods in his spine.
During his time off the show, Frank lost 65 pounds and was sober from alcohol.
Frank also told The U.S. Sun that he checked into rehab for alcohol abuse in Iowa for 77 days.