Is “The Real Housewives of New York” on the Bravo chopping block?
Despite recent fireworks on the RHONY the reality show is in danger of being axed by the network because of dismal ratings.
The current Housewives are Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, LuAnn de Lesseps, Carole Radziwill,Aviva Drescher, and Heather Thomson. Season 6 returned to the airwaves in March 2014 after a two year hiatus, making it the longest break between seasons in the history of the Housewives franchise. And although major drama has gone down this season, #bookgate, Aviva’s dad vulgar displays and his 25 year old fiancee, Ramona getting Ramonational, Sonja going broke and her drunken stupors, the group has failed to connect with viewers.
According to a June 6 report by The Hollywood Gossip, “The Real Housewives of New York City” is on the verge of cancellation. Most are not surprised by the news.
Since last Tuesday’s episode aired, Twitter has been buzzing with hashtags of George Teichner’s vulgar sex talk and his proposal to his 25 year old African American girlfriend. Some fans suspect the proposal, along with the ostentatious and crass sex talk, were all done to “spice” up the show to boost ratings.
The most recent episode only drew 1.1 million viewers which is an all time low for the series. And if you think that’s bad, it gets worse, just over 500,000 viewers in the all-important 18-49 demographic tuned in.
Reportedly, the declining viewership has the network sweating bullets. Bravo is faced with a tough decision, pull the plug or conduct a major cast shake up. Hopefully the franchise can be saved with a major cast shake up.
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