Bravo’s Real Housewives of New Jersey and Real Housewives of Atlanta franchises are ratings monsters. Real Housewives of Orange County, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Real Housewives of New York, fare well, enough to solidify the longevity of the franchises. The Real Housewives of Miami, not so much. Season 1 was considered a “mini-season” and after a year plus hiatus the franchise returned with lackluster ratings. How lackluster, more than a third of RHONJ ratings and dropping. Ouch. RHONJ has been averaging 3 million viewers this season, while RHOM is closer to 815,000, dropping to 715,000 one week. Talk about a drastic difference. Teresa Giudice probably clutched her side laughing and asked for a raise when she heard that number.
I honestly don’t think that we need a RHOM franchise. It’s never interested me. I have no vested interest in any of the characters. Noone on the cast has that star quality appeal that we see in the other franchises. RHOM needs a Vicki Gunvalson, Ramona Singer, NeNe Leakes, Lisa Vanderpump or Teresa Giudice to stay afloat. But given the dismal response, this could be their last chance to prove themselves. RHOM didn’t even get a formal reunion season 1. Reunion host extraordinaire Andy Cohen brought them all to his clubhouse for the reunion instead of following reunion tradition and filming the reunion in their city. We’ll see if season 2 gets a reunion at all, let alone a Miami filmed reunion.
What are your thoughts? Why doesn’t anyone watch Real Housewives of Miami?
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