Trouble in Bravo-land!
The network’s newest franchise The Real Housewives of Dallas is crashing in the ratings like a 10 car pile-up on the I-30. TV By The Numbers reports that almost 1 million viewers tuned in for the premier show, however, by week two those numbers dropped significantly to 920K and by week three, 820K. If this trend continues, week four should see another drastic drop.
It seems as if the cast, LeeAnne Locken, Brandi Redmond, Stephanie Hollman, Tiffany Hendra and Cary Deuber are not relatable or compelling enough to keep viewers coming back week after week. At this point only 0.3% of the demographic 18 to 49 age group are tuning in.
Additionally, the ratings news is also bad for the ladies of The Real Housewives of New York. The Season 8 premier had its lowest rating ever.
A mere 1.25 million viewers tuned in for its premier. There is one bright spot in the franchise, The Real Housewives of Atlanta are pulling in the highest number of viewers with 2.96 million viewers for its premier, but having said that, those numbers were lower than their typical 3.5 million viewers that watched the show in 2014.
So what’s happening? Is this the tipping point for reality TV? Are viewers tired of the formula which consists of women getting drunk, getting into fights, fabricating their wealth, losing their integrity, going to dinner, maybe a charity event, and starting all over again? Tell us what you think.