Sister Wives

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It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for (or at least that I’ve been waiting for…how sad is that?). TLC’s Sister Wives is going to fill us in on the secret behind Kody Brown’s divorce from first (and only legal) wife Meri. I can’t wait to see how they spin this situation. Like everything else surrounding the Browns, it’s sure to be extremely anticlimactic and involve some embarrassing lip sync performance. Let’s find out, shall we? 

Because of the Oscars, it’s been two weeks since we last saw the Browns. The episode and season finale (finally!) begins with Meri meeting with her attorney regarding a split from Kody. She reveals that the family would really love for Kody to be able to adopt Robyn’s three children from her previous marriage, and in order for that to happen, she would need to be legally married to him. Aha! That’s it? She worries that should something happen to Robyn, the family would have no legal claim to her children. According to Meri, Kody and Robyn do not know she’s investigating this option. Her lawyer details the process–she and Kody won’t even have to go to court. There will be a ten day waiting period, and then Robyn can marry Kody. Meri’s only fear is that once all is said and done, Kody still won’t be able to adopt Robyn’s kids. After all they are a polygamist family and Robyn’s ex-husband would have to terminate his parental rights. Lots of variables there, folks! 

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Reality TV Viewer Numbers Celebrity Apprentice

The reality TV viewer numbers are in and ready to be analyzed. An impressive 6.1 million viewers tuned in to the season finale of Celebrity Apprentice. Also celebrating this week are Sister Wives, Love & Hip Hop, and Dance Moms.

Real Housewives of Atlanta logged an increase this week, with 2.853 million viewers, but its numbers are down overall. Last season, 10 of the 25 episodes garnered over four million viewers. The season six average was 3.87 million. As of right now the season seven average is 3.16 million. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which draws a much smaller but steady audience, attracted 1.78 million viewers this week. Take a look below to see how your shows are doing.

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Sister Wives recap

Can we make the anthropologists regulars on Sister Wives? Finally they are asking the questions I want answered…except for the big one–why does Kody Brown own so much denim? 

Kody and Janelle are still trying to get to the bottom of the movie theater brawl between Garrison and Gabriel. Before punishing Garrison for smacking Gabriel by not allowing him to go on his ROTC trip to Hawaii, Kody calls in Paedon as a witness. Gabriel has been swearing up and down that he didn’t touch his brother, but Paedon confirms Garrison’s story. Yes, Garrison smacked Gabe, but only after Gabe slapped him. Knowing he’s been caught in a lie, Gabriel’s cheeks turn red and he’s on the verge of tears. Kody questions why he was so afraid to tell the truth…it’s not like he’s ever been spanked. I just wish this poor kid was being disciplined off camera. He is totally embarrassed. They take away a privilege, but Janelle knows the shame of being caught is the bigger punishment. Christine wonders if she can now trust Gabe, and Meri has decided that she and Kody are going to dress as the denim twins.

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Reality TV Viewer Numbers Vanderpump Rules

The reality TV viewer numbers are in – and there were a few surprising losses.

On Vanderpump Rules, the drama surrounding Kristen and Miami Girl drew a larger crowd (1.691 million) than Scheana and Mike’s wedding (1.581 million). Before this week, the Celebrity Apprentice was averaging nearly 6.5 million viewers, but only 4.98 million tuned in to see the final task. I would say maybe Kenya was on to something when she took credit for the high ratings, however, Real Housewives of Atlanta suffered a substantial loss this week too.

Also this week, 2.543 million sat through the family drama on Love & Hip Hop, 1.855 million watched Kim and Kyle continue to be nasty to each other on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, 1.678 million (the second highest audience this season) tuned in to see Nia in the studio with Aubrey O’Day on Dance Moms, the season finale of Kate Plus 8 attracted 1.44 million fans, and a double dose of Sister Wives that no one asked for logged an average of 1.26 million.

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Much like all of us have been doing for several seasons, anthropologist students have decided to research why four women have decided to spend their spare time braiding Kody Brown’s hair. On last night’s Sister Wives, social scientists moved into the cul-de-sac compound to study the true dynamic among Meri, Janelle, Christine, Robyn and their brood of children. I want to know the time line of when these episodes were filmed. Was it before or after the great wife swap of 2014? Perhaps that will be addressed in the SECOND HOUR…or not (really, TLC?) of last night’s Sister Wives, which is aptly titled “All About Robyn.” 

Christine is thrilled to have her mom Annie moved into her home, although the kids are taking some time to adjust to another adult in the house. That evening, Kody makes the announcement that four anthropology graduate students will be coming to visit and study the family. Kody believes these grad students have hit the jackpot with his family. The students’ professor coaches the students on what to watch for…who is the sex wife? Who is the love wife? Will there be another wife? Potentially the young student who is now fearful she needs to fake a relationship to thwart Kody’s advances? The wives and Kody go to meet with the students to set some ground rules. The students don’t want to be treated like guests. 

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Well, well, well. While I didn’t doubt the truth behind the story (court documents don’t lie, y’all!), I am shocked that the Browns have issued a formal statement in response to that little rumor that Koldilocks had quietly divorced first wife Meri Brown to quickly (and equally quietly) legally marry fourth wife Robyn. It’s a Sister Wives twist for sure!

To be honest, I sort of figured that a family who put so much time and effort into “marriages” would frown upon divorce. I know, I know. Both Robyn and Janelle have had failed marriages pre-Kody, but now Meri has a failed marriage with her actual husband. Come to think of it, Christine is the only one who hasn’t been divorced and has never technically been married. Wrap your head around that one, folks! 

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Um, what? I know you all were probably too sidetracked by dancing sharks, buck-teethed beach balls, and that horrific Nationwide commercial to miss Kody Brown’s hair, but I didn’t want your Monday to be totally void of all things Sister Wives.  

I don’t know who is sure to be crying over today’s news. We all know Meri gets pretty teary from time to time, and y’all don’t call that last wife “Sobbin’ Robyn” for nothing. However, if Robyn is crying, hers are tears of joy as she’s finally gotten everything she wanted. If this gossip is true, Robyn is officially Mrs. Brown…and not just because she had her name legally changed!

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Reality TV Viewer Numbers Love & Hip Hop

We love reality TV girl drama and a good cheating scandal, judging by this week’s viewer numbers for our favorite shows!  This week Love & Hip Hop, Vanderpump Rules, and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills were at season high numbers!  RHOBH hit 2 million viewers for the first time this season!  Please don’t tell Brandi, you know she’ll take credit for that – and want a raise next season!

The Real Housewives of Atlanta has been all over the board this season, but it saw a small uptick in fans tuning in this past Sunday for the #TeamFun road trip and to watch Todd Tucker give himself a happy ending. Pass the eye bleach, please.

In sort of shocking news, 1.7 million people tuned in to watch Kate Gosselin and her crew on Kate Plus 8.  And then 6.3 million tuned in to watch her get fired on Celebrity Apprentice.

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