The sixth season of The Real Housewives Of New Jersey has the lowest ratings of any Housewives season... ever. According to Radar Online, Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Dina Manzo, Teresa Aprea, Nicole Napolitano, and Amber Marchese just aren't doing well in the ratings department. While it seemed as though this season would be blockbuster, given Teresa and Joe Giudice's legal drama, people just aren't tuning in.
Some believe that the loss of Housewives favorites, Kathy Wakile, Jacqueline Laurita, and Caroline Manzo, has something to do with why people just aren't tuning in.
The first episode of The Real Housewives Of New Jersey debuted on July 13 and saw 2.1 million viewers in the key 18-49 demographic. The following week's episode dropped by 500,000 viewers, which is very significant.
Some say that the drop in viewership is because of the day and time that the show airs (many people choose to DVR and watch at a later, more convenient time). Others believe that fans don't want to watch the new cast members, who really don't hold your attention like the people you're used to -- everyone really seemed to love Kathy, Caroline, and Jacqueline, and this cast shake-up just doesn't seem to be working.
As Radar Online points out, Teresa Giudice was dropped from Watch What Happens Live on Sunday night after a "feud" with host, Andy Cohen. Some say that Teresa supporters "boycotted" RHONJ after hearing that Bravo canceled her appearance on WWHL.
Have you tuned into the new season of The Real Housewives Of New Jersey? What do you think of the new cast members?