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.
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.
The production value and content in this show is amazing. It deserves way better than a 10pm time slot after struggling OC! I wish they would’ve given it a prime lead in behind RHOA.
— chris🪐 (@homebinging) November 12, 2020
I am still surprised they chose RHOC to be the lead in for this new franchise considering how bad their ratings are this season. They should’ve waited another few weeks and premiered Salt Lake after Atlanta.
— Danny (@dannyscheetz) November 12, 2020
I blame the 10 PM time slot 🤣 it was so well received, I am sure this will go up a lot. As long as they switch the time 👴🏻
— Jordan Craig (@jordycray_) November 12, 2020
Everyone remember, live ratings don’t matter as much these day. They were on 10PM on a weekday, many will watch on DVR
— Paul❄️🧊 (@PaulParmar1) November 12, 2020
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.
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.
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City season one airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on Bravo.