Bravo‘s latest installment in the Real Housewives franchise, The Real Housewives of Dallas, isn’t pulling in the ratings and now the network is sweating.
The show’s ratings have been dropping with each episode and apparently it’s not the only Housewives show feeling the burn!
Reportedly, RHOD enjoyed a decent premiere with nearly 1 million viewers tuned in to catch another version of housewife gossip and wine-throwing.
But by the second week only around 900,000 people watched and by week three the numbers dropped to 828,000.
That’s a 0.3 rating, meaning only 0.3 percent of people in the 18 to 49 age range tuned in.
One show’s bad ratings isn’t necessarily the end of the world for a franchise like the Real Housewives, but apparently Dallas isn’t the only one falling behind.
Unfortunately, the Real Housewives of New York‘s season 8 premiere ended up with it’s lowest premiere ratings yet with only 1.245 million viewers!
Even Bravo’s biggest hit, the Real Housewives of Atlanta, saw a dip in ratings, going from an average of 3.5 million viewers in 2014 to 2.96 million viewers this past season.
And don’t even get me started on that disaster, the Real Housewives of Potomac.
The only Housewives shows not going down the ratings drain are the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (barely) and the franchise’s original series Real Housewives of Orange County, which saw it’s highest ratings ever last season.
So what does this mean for Bravo’s biggest franchise?
Well, while producers are scrambling to assure themselves hits with upcoming seasons, the fate of our beloved Housewives is still up in the air.
If the network doesn’t see improved ratings, some of these shows might go the way of their now-defunct Miami and D.C. sisters.
What do you guys think of the Real Housewives of Dallas? I haven’t been watching, but I want to give it a shot.
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