RHONJ Season 5 Reunion Part 2 Ratings Down Almost 40 Percent
October 17, 2013 321 Comments
Viewership for part 2 of the reunion special for season 5 of RHONJ fell 38.9% to 2,099,000 at 8 PM compared to last season, and was 392,000 less than viewership for part 1 at 8 PM the previous Sunday. The repeat airings of Part 2 at 9 PM and 10 PM didn’t even rank in the top 100 of cable TV shows for the night.
Part 1 of the reunion special fared a bit better with 2,491,000 viewers at 8 PM, but still had 1,002,000 viewers less than the previous year’s show, according to BravoRatings.com. A total of 938,000 watched the 9:30 PM repeat airing.
The “Tell All” episode, which premiered on October 14, 2013, didn’t even break one million viewers total (946,000).
As Jeannie5233 said, even with Caroline and Jacqueline gone:
“Bringing Dina back and introducing two new faces is not going to save this show. I think RHONJ has one more season and that’s it, especially if Teresa is convicted and goes to prison.”
Based on a tweet by Melissa Gorga on October 6, 2013, for season 6 it looks like she and Teresa will be taping scenes together, but they probably will be centered around the children:
Melissa Gorga @melissagorga
Truth be told! The M & T saga is too much. We were both wrong at times & we are moving on with forgiveness. We are family. Xo
7:09 PM – 6 Oct 13
On October 16, 2013, RadarOnline reported (for what it’s worth) that Kathy Wakile has been demoted to a part-time role (with the financial terms of her contract having been drastically reduced) and that her sister Rosie Pierri will finally get paid to appear on the show (there is also speculation on who the new cast members will be, but the blogs were wrong last season, so I wouldn’t put much weight on the rumors until taping for season 6 is well underway).
Richie Wakile is refuting the story by RadarOnline, which was picked up by Perez Hilton on October 17, 2013:
Briana Sullivan @BrianaSulli 17 Oct
@richardwakile horrible I read on @PerezHilton Kathy will only be part-time next season! She brings the class and comfort! Can’t be true!
Richard Wakile @richardwakile 17 Oct
@BrianaSulli @PerezHilton don’t believe the BS!
In the aftermath of the October 6, 2013 twitter war (more on that in a future blog) between Teresa and the Wakiles (including Rosie), Dina tweeted that Kathy was added to the November 11, 2013 Project Ladybug event being hosted by herself and Teresa, which most likely will be taped for season 6:
Dina Manzo @dinamanzo
Tweeps things r good w Teresa & Kathy! Lets keep it that way! It’s all about coming together to help sick children. Everyone’s ❤ is in it!
11:47 AM – 14 Oct 13
The following are RHONJ season 5 ratings from BravoRatings.com.
|Real Housewives of New Jersey – Season 5 Episodic Ratings|
|Episode||Time||Date||Audience||18-49 Audience||18-49 Demo|
|S05E19 Reunion Part 1||8:00 PM||6-Oct-13||2,491,000||1,384,000||1.1|
|S05E20 Reunion Part 2||8:00 PM||13-Oct-13||2,099,000||1,181,000||0.9|
|S05E21 Tell All Part 1||9:00 PM||14-Oct-13||946,000||483,000||0.4|
|S05E22 Tell All Part 2||8:00 PM||20-Oct-13||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|Season 5 Average after 21 Episodes||2,326,810||1,333,524||1.05|
|Season 4 Average after 21 Episodes||S5 v. S4||Total Aud -11.84%||18-49 -17.87%||2,639,286||1,623,762||1.28|
|Season 3 Average||S5 v. S3||Total Aud -12.62%||18-49 -19.71%||2,662,905||No Info||1.3|
|Season 2 Average||S5 v. S2||Total Aud -14.41%||18-49 -26.10%||2,718,556||No Info||1.42|
|Season 1 Average||S5 v. S1||Total Aud -5.33%||18-49 -30.18%||2,457,778||1,910,000||1.43|