On Monday, RHOBH garnered 1.833 million viewers. That's right in line with this season's average. There's one regular episode, a three-part reunion, and a secrets revealed episode left to go. Need. More. Wine. Also, 1.896 million tuned intoBasketball Wives L.A.onVH1, and 983,000 watched the premiere of Southern Charmon Bravo.
On Tuesday, just over two million die-hard fans sat through Dance Moms, and 2.114 million viewers watched Teen Mom 2. The season 7 premiere of The Game on BET knocked Teen Mom 2 out of the top spot with a fantastic rating and 3.356 million viewers.And 993,000 watched Flipping Out on Wednesday.
I've never had more of a conflicting feeling when recapping a new show. On one hand, I couldn't wait for the train wreck that is Bravo's Southern Charm. On the other hand, it's a train wreck that's filmed in my backyard of Charleston, South Carolina. Okay, so maybe it's not technically my backyard because I am certainly not living South of Broad (anymore…I did rent a carriage house for two years in law school that was in the exclusive area blocks from the Battery, but it didn't have central air or any form of heat which made it less hoity-toity!), but this is a small town. Everywhere I went yesterday I heard people talking about the show with equal parts disgust and intrigue…which is exactly how I approached it! I do have to applaud Bravo for finally making dudes look like total d-bags instead of focusing on women who eat, sleep, and breathe drama.
And so it begins. In the opening montage, I see my office and my church. It's surreal, but I have a feeling it's something I'm going to have to get used to as the season progresses. I apologize in advance for being all "fan girl" over the city…not the participants in this debacle! Thomas Ravenel, the state's former treasurer, is just ridiculous. I'm going to have the hardest time not being horribly snarky when it comes to T-Rav. I once saw him making out at an oyster bar, and it was sloppy. Then he went to jail. As he's being introduced, co-star Whitney Sudler-Smith (who is also listed as an executive producer on the show…really, Andy Cohen?) does a spot-on interpretation of the name-dropping Southerner. T-Rav opens by reinventing himself on a radio show. Good times.
Ready for more Rich People by Bravo? Southern Charm follows six singles – Craig Conover, Cameran Eubanks, Thomas Ravenel, Jenna King, Shepard "Shep" Rose, and Whitney Sudler-Smith – as they live their posh lives in Charleston, South Carolina. Bravo describes:
The cast, some descendants of Vice Presidents and four-term Senators, and others from new money, is comprised of Southern bachelors who suffer from "Peter Pan Syndrome" by refusing to settle down and the women in their lives who challenge them to grow up. Viewers will see them launch political careers, build businesses, break hearts, and chase true love – all while struggling to preserve their family names. Because in Charleston, you're only as good as your last garden party and one social screw-up can taint generations to come.