Though Once Upon a Time is a relatively new show, it has introduced fans to new twists on their favorite fairytales and helped them fall in love with new and interesting stories over the past two seasons.

However, it looks like that isn’t enough to keep audiences captivated, bringing bad news for OUAT fans: ratings have hit a low point.

Last night’s episode (Season 2, Episode 18: “Selfless, Brave and True”) was hyped as a riveting hour with a return from August Booth (aka Pinocchio) and a re-introduction to Neal’s fiancée, Tamara, and her hidden, dark agenda. Sadly, it seems like fans were not impressed.

The show hit a series low with a 2.1/6 rating and 7.3 million total viewers, according to The Wrap. To put it in perspective, last week’s episode (Season 2, Episode 17: “Welcome to Storybrooke) drew a 2.3/6 in the 18-49 demo with 7.45 million viewers, so this isn’t a huge dip week over week, but overall, the ratings have been on a steady decline throughout the season.

While there are many reasons for a show’s ratings to plummet, we think it’s because of the erratic storylines and lack of familiar characters. For instance, Rumplestiltskin didn't appear once in last night’s episode.

Are you surprised by OUAT’s bad ratings? Sound off below.

Source: The Wrap

Alyse Whitney is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @AlyseWhitney.