Kelly Dodd is clapping back at a “stupid article that is not fact-based” in regard to the recent ratings of The Real Housewives of Orange County.
After coming across claims suggesting that the series recently experienced a drop due to her antics and a fan boycott against the series, Kelly stated that The Real Housewives of Potomac, Southern Charm, and The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City had all seen a drop in viewership in recent weeks.
“It’s all speculation and completely absurd. They are saying that our ratings are down slightly due to my antics and that people are boycotting me. What? Fan boys?” Kelly wondered, per clips shared by the Real Housewives Franchise on Instagram.
According to Kelly, she believes the ratings, which were down 25 percent after last month’s premiere, only dropped “slightly” due to the recent election and their timeslot.
“News is where people are watching [and] we are at a different time,” she noted. “We usually air in the summertime.”
She then mentioned RHOP, Southern Charm, and Salt Lake City, asking, “Why are those numbers way down compared to ours?”
“It has nothing to do with me,” she added.
Continuing on in a second video, Kelly revealed that RHOC actually saw a ratings increase after last week’s episode and targeted “liberal cancel culture.”
“I don’t have your opinion so you’re writing bullsh*t articles about me. This is America, in case you didn’t know, and I’m allowed to have my opinion. And if it doesn’t fit your narrative, then you’re going to try to cancel me,” she said.
Also on Instagram over the weekend, Kelly responded to an RHOC fan page that revealed details of the show’s alleged “season high,” noting that the November 11 episode scored 1.09 million viewers.
“Next week is better,” Kelly wrote in a comment. “Can’t wait for you to watch.”
While the November 11 episode did receive 1.09 million viewers, ratings on the second episode of the season, which aired on October 21, actually marked the season high with 1.1 million people tuning in, according to Showbuzz Daily.
The Real Housewives of Orange County season 15 airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
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