Celebrity News

Ratings Disaster! #RHONJ “Teresa Checks In” But Viewers Checked Out For Premiere Episode

I am so lucky to combine blogging with my guilty pleasure of watching reality TV. I read all the comments and respond to most. Feel free to reach out to me. If you like fiction, I have two published novels: Three Days in Purgatory and A Reason to Run.

Joe Giudice and Tre in prison

In what was supposed to be a ratings goldmine for Bravo has, in reality, turned into a rating disaster. What show are we talking about? The three-part special “Real Housewives of New Jersey: Teresa Checks In.” The show only raked in 1.231 million viewers for the premiere episode. So why didn’t the viewers check in? 

One reason for the slump is the Sunday time slot was pitted against “Keeping Up With the Kardashian’s” which has a cult-like following. Another reason could be the public’s disdain for the underlying message that crime DOES pay when it comes to the Giudice family. And lastly, viewers didn’t get to actually see Teresa. Her fans want to see Teresa, up-close and personal, not just a nice photo of her.

READ: Joe Giudice Blames Joe Gorga For Teresa Giudice’s Prison Stint

As far as contracts go, Teresa was earning the highest salary on the show prior to her incarceration. Many are speculating that this ratings failure could affect her bottom line for the upcoming season of #RHONJ marking her long-awaited comeback because the new deal has not been inked yet.

As previously reported, Joe Giudice was livid that his sister-in-law Melissa Gorga was earning $100,000 for her appearance on “Teresa Checks In.”

Tell us what you think. Is Melissa’s appearance on the special worth that huge check? Will this ratings bomb effect Teresa’s new deal with RHONJ? Will you be tuning in for parts two and three?

 

“Like” us on Facebook  “Follow” us on Twitter and on Instagram 

                                       
Comments
To Top