Friday, May 20, 2016

Is 'The Real Housewives of Dallas' in Real Danger of Being Canceled?
We’re more than halfway through the premiere season of The Real Housewives of Dallas. We’re using the word ‘we’ because this is a team effort. We can’t do it alone. We need support. See?

That's because the ratings for The Real Housewives of Dallas have been consistently low. The first two episodes had a 0.4 rating (meaning 0.4 percent of people ages 18 to 49 watched), and then a 0.3 rating for episodes 3 through 5. Things are mildly starting to look up with episode 6 earning a 0.4 rating.
But it's still not great. To put that in perspective, more people are watching SpongeBob SquarePants at 3:30 p.m. Monday afternoons on Nickelodeon. The viewership for Dallas’ Housewives installment drops off after Southern Charm finishes at 9 p.m. on Bravo. (1.161 million people tuned into its latest episode, while 883,000 people tuned into The Real Housewives of Dallas’ latest episode, which aired directly after Southern Charm.)
During the same timeslot, Teen Mom 2 on MTV garnered 1.455 million viewers, surpassing The Real Housewives of Dallas by several hundred thousand viewers. And to make matters worse, when Bravo pulled a Surprise Saturday on May 7, airing all the week's new episodes Saturday night, The Real Housewives of Dallas didn't even earn a spot in the top 100 most watched cable showed by people ages 18 to 49. Monday night, however, it was in the top 50.

These numbers pale in comparison to The Real Housewives of Potomac and The Real Housewives of Atlanta (see graph). Atlanta is the Housewives' highest rated installment, according to Rick Porter, editor of TV by the Numbers. Potomac, like Dallas, also premiered this year, but seems to be doing better.
This season of The Real Housewives of Dallas will have 10 episodes, not including the reunion, which films next week. A Bravo representative did not offer up a timeline of when or if it will be renewed for a second season, adding they don't know, but if we were in the betting business, it’s not looking good.
I tried a couple of episodes of 'RHOD' and found these women contrived and kind of boring. Then too, the hype surrounding an alleged 'former porn star' turned me off. Plus, these women don't exactly exude the kind of 'southern charm' that you'd expect from Texans and I think the timing of the show was bad with 'RHOBH' just ending and 'RHONY' getting started and doing so well--'RHOD' kind of got lost in the crowd.

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