Reality Tea


The reality TV viewer numbers for Monday night are in! 

Real Housewives of Orange County went out with a bang. 2.309 million fans tuned in to watch the third and final part of the season eight reunion. Alexis, Tamra, Vicki, Gretchen, Heather, and Lydia's season average was 1.92 million.

Last week, Basketball Wives premiered to 2.399 million, but only 1.971 million came back for more mean girls buffoonery this week. Aww. That's a shame.

Real Housewives of Miami held steady at 1.3 million. Meanwhile, Bravo's surprise (to me) hit Below Deck attracted its largest audience yet, with 1.75 million viewers. That's up 200,000 from last week's 1.55 million.

Finally, 1.810 million viewers checked out the series premiere of Teen Mom 3, but only 1.554 million stuck around for the second episode. I'm not surprised roughly 250,000 viewers checked out. Two hours of any new series is overkill.



I don't consider myself naive usually.  Sure, I have my blonde moments, but I have to say I am disappointed in myself that it never crossed my mind that the Kardashian kover-up krew could be perpetuating the rumors of Lamar Odom's drug abuse.

Now, don't get me wrong, I wasn't born yesterday.  Lamar is no angel (I'm assuming he does suffer from addiction and a penchant for bedding women who aren't his wife), but it's the deluge in which the gossip is coming that sounds a lot like Kris Jenner is trying to make him seem like a total asshat.  If he does have serious problems, he needs help, not a public shaming…although we all seem to be hoping it works for Miley.  She can't be tamed, though.

Radar sources share that Lamar “absolutely believes Khloe’s family has been leaking stories to the tabloid press about his drug use, and his trip to rehab last year. Khloe has been very private about Lamar’s drug addiction, as she had done for the past year."



During the first hour of the Teen Mom 3 premiere, Briana DeJesus took legal action against  Devoin Austin,  Mackenzie Douthit and Josh McKee struggled with mature communication,  Katie Yeager and Joey Maes argued non-stop, and Matt McCann's return from rehab stressed out Alex Sekella.

Believe it or not hour number two ends with one of these awe-inspiring couples becoming engaged to be married. All together now – seriously?!?

Mackenzie talks to a friend about her relationship woes. She briefly wonders if Josh resents her for pursuing cheer after she demanded he quit rodeo he put bull riding on hold. Crazy talk! Mackenzie comes to the conclusion that she and Josh fight too much because they don't spend enough time together. She plans to ask him to move in with her.

Cayla wisely questions Mackenzie's thought process. She reasons, "I know moving in is risky, but it's got to be better than living apart."



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Despite the MTV VMAs airing on Sunday night, Real Housewives of New Jersey and Sister Wives both managed to bring in some new viewers while Keeping Up With the Kardashians took a big plunge.  

It turns out I wasn't the only one completely repulsed by Keeping Up with the Kardashians' planned episode revolving around eating placentas.  The show took a big hit in viewers this week, dropping from last week's 2.74 million down to 2.2 million this week!  

Real Housewives of New Jersey saw a slight increase this week, hitting 2.38 million watchers.  Maybe all of the dark family feuding finally coming to an end will start reel back in some of the fans who previously jumped ship – even though it's boring some of us to tears. 

Sister Wives also enjoyed a small bump this week.  Kody and his hair-em reached 2.34 million viewers on Sunday night – almost reaching premiere numbers of 2.5 million.  



MTV's Teen Mom series lives on with a new group of young moms.  Teen Mom 3  follows the lives of  Briana DeJesus, Katie Yeager, Mackenzie Douthit, and Alex Sekella as they tackle their first year of motherhood. 

The very long and emotional premiere begins with Briana. As you'll recall from 16 and Pregnant, Briana and her sister became pregnant at the same time. Brittany opted to have an abortion; Briana chose motherhood. Sadly, Devoin Austin checked out long before his daughter was born, causing Briana to keep his name off of Nova's birth certificate. 

Now Briana leans on Brittany and Mom for help with Nova.  Over lunch, the girls school Mom on what happens in relationships (Hint: not innocent walks on the beach. Evidence: see Nova.), and Mom sternly tells them NO MORE BOYS!



Well, another Real Housewives friendship bit the dust! Last night on Real Housewives of Miami two long-time friends fell apart over one massive lie and a whole buncha excuses. 

Adriana de Moura and Lea Black are continuing their argument from last week. Attempting a Breakfast At Tiffany's drama queen moment Adriana goes to stand out in the rain while she desperately calls a taxi. Did she pawn her car to pay for Chanel? I mean the Bank of Lea is now officially closed… 

Lea comes out to woo Adriana back inside where they continue bickering about how Ana attacked Lea at least season's reunion and how Lea decided to be friends with Joanna Krupa even though she's Adriana's mortal enemy. Adriana doesn't believe Lea should have any sort of relationship with "Ho-anna". And then Lea hits Adriana where it really hurts: "Why are you so jealous of Joanna?"



Poor Lydia McLaughlin was emotionally exhausted after taping her first Real Housewives of Orange County reunion.  The new (and hopefully returning!) cast member took to her blog this week to express her frustration over the way things went down on last night's third and final installment.  

Lydia starts off sharing that she was disappointed in the way Briana Culberson handled the topic of Ryan's treatment of her mom, Judy Stirling.  As we all saw, Briana suddenly didn't want to discuss altercation (hello! that is what a reunion episode is!) and tried to shut down any talk of it because Ryan wasn't there.  She feebly attempted to excuse his behavior and Lydia is aggravated, to say the least.  "What happened between my mother and Ryan was unfortunate. However, I feel Vicki, Ryan, and Briana are trying to steer away from the facts. Ryan shouldn't have yelled at my mother. End of story. He should apologize for his actions. She wasn't drinking red wine, but if she had been, don't you think he would have mentioned that while he was verbally assaulting her!?"  


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