RATINGS for the season five premiere of The Real Housewives Of Dallas plummeted to an all-time low as fans label the series a “flop.”
Viewers are calling on Bravo to cancel the Texas franchise as the latest premiere had just 0.33 million people tune in – a fraction of what its Housewives counterparts racked in.
According to Nielsen, the show had just a 0.12 rating, just over a quarter of a million people, in its key demographic of those between the ages of 18 and 49.
The dismal number is a far cry from the season one premiere the show had in 2016.
Over 1.07 million fans watched that episode, with the following seasons lingering around 0.8 million viewers.
Last season’s first episode debuted to nearly 0.7 million – a slight drop but more than double the viewership the series saw this week.
The average viewership for the remainder of the season stayed around the same, while previous years garnered closer to a million people each week.
To compare the show to its other Bravo competitors, RHOD is by far last in the ratings.
The recent season 13 premiere of Real Housewives Of Atlanta had over 1.42 million people watching – more than quadruple RHOD’s numbers.
Last season’s debut of season 10’s Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills brought in 1.35 million viewers.
While the latest season of Real Housewives Of New York City attracted 1.09 million fans with the number growing later in the season.
One admirer of the Texas spinoff said to those who didn’t tune in: “I will never forgive you all for letting the Dallas Housewives flop.”
However, many critics have been vocal about their dismay for the show’s content and questioned how the network has not yet cancelled the series.
Someone tweeted: “Still trying to figure out how Miami got cancelled but Dallas is still on. Miami was so much better!”
“People really think that this early sneak peak of the premiere affected the ratings of #RHOD? Let’s be honest here, not a lot of people would have tuned it anyway.
“Bravo gave them Tuesday 9 pm, which is one of the best days and time slots and still managed to flop,” another wrote.
A third asked: “Why hasn’t Bravo cancelled this show. He’s never done any decent numbers from it’s first season.
“They could have done HW of Chicago, San Francisco or New Orleans by now.”
Star of the show, D’Andra Simmons, caught wind of the strong social media reaction to the weak viewership.
Responding to a tweet about the ratings, she said: “This isn’t our best! But, we are hopeful the viewership will increase as the season progresses!
“Thank you all for the love and support for RHOD.”
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In addition to OG cast member D’Andra, she is also joined by veterans Brandi Redmond, Kameron Westcott, Kary Brittingham, and Stephanie Hollman for season five.
The show also hired newbie Tiffany Moon as a full-time member of the cast while Jennifer Davis Long appeared as a friend.
The Real Housewives Of Dallas airs Tuesday’s at 9pm EST on Bravo.