The RHOSLC Premieres to Lackluster Ratings, Find Out How Many Viewers Tuned In and How They Stack Up With Other Real Housewives Debuts

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The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City premiered on Wednesday night, November 11, and unfortunately, the ratings were a bit underwhelming.

While the series’ debut followed a new episode of the 15th season of The Real Housewives of Orange County, which was the first-ever Real Housewives franchise, it failed to crack a million viewers. In fact, it didn’t even get close.

According to a November 12 report from Showbuzz Daily, RHOSLC season one, episode one brought in just 785,000 viewers. Meanwhile, the latest episode of RHOC brought in 1.1 million viewers.

On Instagram, one particular fan page, the Real Housewives Franchise, expressed their disappointment in a Story while sharing a tweet about the series’ ratings.

“Our girls deserved SO much better… I blame Bravo for putting it on at 10 p.m.,” the account stated along with an expressionless emoji.

RHOSLC Premiere Ratings Disappointment

After the post was shared on Twitter, a number of users weighed in, many of whom believed the 10 p.m. time slot led to the low ratings.

As for how RHOSLC stacks up against other premiere episodes of recently debuted Real Housewives shows, the second-newest addition, The Real Housewives of Dallas, premiered in April 2016 to 1.07 million viewers, and the third-newest addition, The Real Housewives of Potomac, debuted in January of that same year to 2.06 million viewers.

Even The Real Housewives of Miami, which premiered in 2011 and lasted for just three seasons, garnered 1.2 million viewers during the first episode of its first season.

The Bravo Ratings page on Twitter also revealed news regarding the November 11 episode of Watch What Happens Live, which featured the entire RHOSLC cast, including Lisa Barlow, Mary Cosby, Heather Gay, Meredith Marks, Whitney Rose,  and  Jen Shah.

According to their post, the episode brought in 435,000 viewers, which was just under the amount brought in last Thursday, when Southern Charm stars Craig Conover and Shep Rose appeared.

RHOSLC Cast on WWHL Brings in Less Than a Half Million Viewers

The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City season one airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on Bravo.