It seems like trouble is brewing in the glamorous world of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” as season 15 finds itself in hot water with dwindling ratings and disgruntled fans. The latest season hit an all-time low, leaving viewers calling for a scandalous “reboot” amidst claims that the current cast is simply too “boring” to keep audiences hooked.
Even with a holiday weekend, the Memorial Day episode of Bravo’s “RHOA” suffered a staggering drop in viewership. According to data from Love B Scott, nearly 200,000 fewer viewers tuned in compared to the season premiere. The show managed to rake in a meager 657,000 viewers among the coveted 18-49 age demographic, marking a new season low.
Unfortunately, the ratings haven’t been on an upward trajectory since the season 15 premiere, which garnered a season-high of 834,000 viewers. The disappointing numbers have sent shockwaves through the fan community, prompting them to voice their concerns about the show’s decline. Bravo Ratings, a Twitter account dedicated to monitoring viewership, shared the distressing news, leading fans to unleash their thoughts on the matter.
Some viewers didn’t hold back, branding the show a “flop” and calling for a complete “recast” to breathe life back into the franchise. “It’s time for a huge recast. Kandi is NOT worth the check anymore, Kenya sadly needs to go as well,” one frustrated fan wrote. “They need to revamp this franchise because OMG.”
The dissatisfaction among viewers is palpable, with many labeling the current season as “boring” and demanding a much-needed “reboot.” Ever since the departure of NeNe Leakes, the iconic OG of the “Real Housewives,” the Atlanta franchise has struggled to recapture its former glory. Season 13, the first without Leakes, was filmed during the 2020 lockdown, which undoubtedly had a significant impact on the overall season.
While the “Strippergate” scandal briefly piqued interest in season 13, the subsequent exit of Porsha Williams left producers scrambling to fill the void. It appears that the absence of Leakes and the fallout between her and Bravo has shattered any hope of her return to the franchise she helped establish.
Now, as fans clamor for a full-on reboot, akin to what was done with “The Real Housewives of New York City,” it seems that a complete overhaul of the “RHOA” cast is in order. The audience is craving a fresh injection of drama, scandals, and jaw-dropping moments, and they are not willing to settle for anything less.
We’re only four episodes into season 15, and the upcoming storyline promises to delve into the tumultuous divorce of Drew Sidora and Ralph Pittman. Additionally, Cynthia Bailey is slated for a guest appearance, fresh off her own highly publicized divorce from Mike Hill.
However, it appears that viewers aren’t captivated by the current storylines surrounding Marlo Hampton and Sheree Whitfield this season. Their lackluster plots have failed to ignite the fiery passion that fans crave from their favorite reality TV guilty pleasure.
With ratings plummeting and fans voicing their discontent, the fate of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” hangs in the balance. Will the show’s producers heed the call for a scandalous reboot, introducing a fresh lineup of faces to reignite the franchise’s former glory? Only time will tell if this iconic reality TV series can reclaim its spot at the top of the ratings chart.