The RHOBH Ratings Drop in First Season Without Lisa Vanderpump, Find Out How the Season 10 Premiere Ranked Against Past Episodes

by Lindsay Cronin

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 10 premiered on Wednesday night and offered fans their first look at the first season without longtime cast member Lisa Vanderpump.

So, how did the season 10 premiere rank against the premiere of season nine and other episodes of past seasons?

Not well.

According to a report from Show Buzz Daily, Wednesday’s premiere was the lowest-rated premiere of all time for the series, garnering just 1.35 million viewers.

In addition to being down about 300,000 viewers from the season nine premiere, which had 1.63 million viewers, the episode was nearly the lowest-rated regular season episode of all time. That honor went to the third episode of season one, which captured only 1.23 million viewers.

Although the premiere of season 10 wasn’t too impressive when it came to its ranking among other premieres, it was only down about 100,000 viewers from part three of the RHOBH season nine reunion last year, which Lisa was also absent from.

Lisa chose to leave the series last June after appearing in a full-time role for the show’s first nine seasons. During an appearance on DailyMailTV at that time, Lisa explained that after being accused of leaking a story about Dorit Kemsley by several of her co-stars, she didn’t feel a return was possible.

“I think they’ve made it pretty impossible for me to go back frankly. So … no,” she confirmed.

Following Lisa’s exit, new cast members Garcelle Beauvais and Sutton Stracke were brought to the series in full-time and part-time roles, respectively.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 10 airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on Bravo.

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