This week's reality TV viewer numbers report is nothing but bad news. As I predicted, Married to Medicine lost a ton of viewers without Real Housewives of Atlanta's lead-in. Only 921,000 watched Dr. Heavenly's shady dinner party this week. That's down 642,000 since last week and almost 1.5 million since the season two premiere.
Last night on Real Housewives of New York we bid adieu to Milou. But it was more than saying goodbye to Sonja Morgan's dog, it was about saying goodbye to toxic relationships and living in the past. In short, Sonja made the decision that she was not going to end up a modern-day Miss Havisham and was instead going to l-i-v-e as a modern-day Auntie Mame!
Kristen Taekman is in the throes of many struggles – I mean Ramona Singer maimed her and her husband is the very definition of douchelord in the dictionary – I promise! Look it up – his photo is in there.
She meets LuAnn de Lesseps and Heather Thomson for some shopping where she recaps her Ramonapology, you know here's some flowers, gotta whiz! Hamptons! Celebrities! And there was poor Kristen sitting at the table like, "but… I put on this dress. And you – you have anger management issues!" It was too late, Ramona had already downed her glass of wine? water? Water which she turned into wine? Does she have that power based on the sheer will of her fortitude? I mean how does Ramona even get a wine glass in a tea shop? Does she carry her own, in her purse, for emergency purposes? So many questions…
Aviva Drescher was reportedly given the mid-season axe by Bravo producers for failing to meet filming obligations, but then they recanted and allowed her to return.
Aviva heartily denies she was put on probation and continues to insist that her position on Real Housewives of New Yorkwas never in jeopardy. "I didn't go to the Berkshires because I had to go visit my kids at sleepaway camp so I didn't film that weekend," Aviva told Elisa DiStefano at the Southampton Animal Shelter's Wine Tasting Benefit.
It's interesting that Aviva continues to deny the probation considering her intro was removed from the show's opening credits! "I'm going to be on the rest of the season," Aviva continues. "But if they do ever fire me, it's not something I would get depressed about. I could live with that."
Poor Ramona Singer – all her protestations about being lady-like and having a legit breakdown in the Berkshires have fallen on deaf ears. Meaning – we don't believe you Singer!
With Ramona's constant cycle of backtracking and story changing and victim playing she should be an extra on Law & Order, but instead she's just a Real Housewives of New York star trying to escape the badgering of her fellow Housewives and exonerate herself from some very necessary blame. I mean what kind of excuse is 'don't annoy me and then I won't fling things at your face'? I guess it makes perfect sense in the loopy land of pinot. Anyway, in her new Bravo blog Ramona talks leaving the Berkshires, getting intervened upon, and apologizing to Kristen Taekman.
Ramona claims the new realreason she left was that she was "uncomfortable around Kristen," on the trip. Wait – I thought she was uncomfortable around trees and suffering from hot flashes and a deflated blowout? "Heather [Thomson]had put so much effort into the weekend that I did not want to ruin everyone else's time," Ramona continues.
Last week, we saw Married to Medicine tank without Real Housewives of Atlanta's strong lead-in. This week, the RHOAhusbands revealed special garnered 2.128 million viewers, which is 337,000 more than last week's secrets revealed special. Believe it or not, Married to Medicine saw the exact same increase – 337,000 – in viewers, with 1.563 million tuning in this week. Mariah Huq better hope Kandi's Wedding draws a big crowd!
Last night on Real Housewives of New York the ladies confronted Ramona P. Singer (the P stands for Pinot) about her behavior in the Berkshires. Most specifically a pseudo meltdown that was the perfect segue for her to ditch them and hit up a Molly Simms party in the Hamptons. Oh that Ramona – she's so devious! However, by the sheer power of their conviction and the fortitude of LuAnn de Lesseps' self-described "linebacker shoulders," the ladies were able to make a slight dent in Ramona's AquaNet facade and she actually apologized to Kristen Taekman. How that went is another story, but let's start back in the Berks (can I tell you how tired I am of typing that word… ).
Back in the Berkshires the ladies are are seriously hungover after a night of binge drinking and pinot-trashing. I can assume many a bottle of Ramona Pinot was smashed as well. Heather Thomson wakes everyone up because soon they'll be forced into an AM yoga class. Sonja Morgan awakes in a negligee with the remains of her bumpit! trembling on one side of her head – she's also missing a cubic zirconium diamond earring. Sonja is super sad that Ramona manipulated her and wonders how much of their friendship has been a farce. The other ladies look just as worse for the wear.
After Ramona bailed on the Berkshires amid a pack of fibs and phony panic attacks, Heather Thomson is calling Ramona out! Heather titles her Bravo blog, "I'm Disappointed In Ramona" and goes through the reasons why Ramona's actions were out-of-line.
"So, thankfully Kristen [Taekman] didn't need stitches — just an ice pack and some TLC, which she is not getting from Ramona. Ramona agreed she was out-of-line and would apologize, but ohhh man it didn't go over as well as one would have liked. But that was probably because Ramona took the opportunity to make the story about herself and play the victim again," Heather writes.