It’s no secret that the New York Housewives franchise is struggling at the moment. The ratings for the franchise are currently at an all-time low.
Many fans are blaming the show’s plummeting ratings on newbie Eboni K Williams schooling her co-stars on racial matters; however, the Real Housewives of New York newbie says that producers are to blame for fans not getting the lighthearted, fun shenanigans and drama they are used to.
Now, former RHONY star Jill Zarin is weighing on what she thinks is causing the ratings to drop.
Jill feels that RHONY ratings are dropping because none of the current cast members are married.
“I think the biggest problem with the show, which nobody talks about, is it’s called The Real Housewives of New York,” she said on her sister’s podcast, The Lisa Wexler Show. “There isn’t one housewife. And there’s not one boyfriend. And I think the lack of male energy on the show is the problem.”
“It’s a lack of male energy,” Jill continued. “I think that in a lot of ways is the success of the Real Housewives brand as a whole [is the husbands]. When Bethenny told Luann that [Tom D’Agostino] cheated on her, which ultimately ended in her divorce, again, it was a man. If you really think about the stuff. Ramona getting divorced from [Mario Singer]. The first few seasons of New York was so great because of [Simon van Kempen] and his red leather pants.”
“We are missing men,” she added. “The most important thing that they did was hire someone, Black. They should have made her married with kids.”
The Real Housewives of New York City airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.