We told you this was going to happen — on Monday, VH1 announced that a second season of their hit reality show Dating Naked is a go. Not really a surprise to anyone, the show has been a ratings juggernaut, averaging almost 1 million viewers.
Now, with this latest announcement from VH1, and with their renewal of their other summer hit, Candidly Nicole, it begs the question — are they please going to end the train wreck that is LeAnn and Eddie with an official cancellation?
When Vh1 debuted their new dating show, Dating Naked, I am sure they had high hopes of the show becoming a trending topic across social media. The show — which is exactly what is sounds like, contestants who have never met, date, while naked — has become a trending topic, but not for breaking ratings records.
Instead, everyone seems to be talking about the fact that a contestant has now sued Vh1′s parent company Viacom as well as two production companies because the show showed her too naked. For real!
The reality TV viewer numbers are in – and Real Housewives of New Jersey failed to draw a big crowd. The season 6 premiere attracted 2.14 million viewers overall. However, in the key demo, it was the lowest rated premiere episode in the history of the show. For comparison’s sake, season 5 premiered to 2.842 million and the season 5 average was 2.29 million.
Apparently VH1 wants to revitalize NBC’s “Must See TV” Thursday. They are really pushing their “hot new summer line-up” for Thursdays, which includes Dating Naked, #CandidlyNicole, andLeAnn & Eddie and kicks off July 17.
Dating Naked? Awesome. Nicole Richie? No complaints here.LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian? Um, err, at least it’s not Brandi! Obviously this line-up will go down in history books as the new The Cosby Show, Cheers, and L.A. Law or Friends, Will & Grace, and ER can’t miss Thursday night!
Mark your calendars, my friends, because VH1 is where it’s at this summer. To be clear: No – I did not type any of that with a straight face. But I am looking forward to #CandidlyNicole despite the hashtag. Also, T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle returns and Atlanta Exes premieres later this summer.