Bad news for the ladies of the big apple. Wednesday night’s premiere gave the lowest ratings ever in RHONY season premiere history!
Despite Bethenny Frankel appearing on WWHL to help promote the premiere, the numbers proved to be a huge disappointment for the network, no doubt leaving execs scratching their heads on where they went wrong.
To compare, the highest season premiere for New York was in 2010 which had 2.04 million viewers. The Atlanta Season 8 premiere in 2015 had an impressive 2.96 million viewers; however the most recent premiere of NY had only 1.245 million viewers, which made it the lowest in franchise history!
While Bravo heavily promoted the show with teasers on Bethenny’s health scare, drunken nights with Ramona and Sonja, and an engagement with the Countess – viewers just couldn’t seem to be bothered to tune in! Even new girl Jules didn’t seem to peak viewers interest.
Some have speculated that the New York ladies seem to be doing more of the same (boozy nights out, cats fights and Bethenny going it alone) however I’m sure Bravo was shocked when seeing the numbers. I thought this season would bring more of a crowd as almost all the ladies are single (which should lead to some crazy nights along with some drama!)