ORANGE COUNTY (LALATE) – Tamra Barney and Eddie Judge (photos below) are still going “steady” in a new “spectacular”, teases Andy Cohen Sunday. But while Tamra Barney has repeatedly taken off her clothes this season, episode by episode, Real Housewives of OC ratings have not taken off nor been spectacular.
As Bravo halted the launch of anymore Housewives series and canceled the D.C. Housewives after one season, this season for OC has been lackluster as well. While the OC season has seemingly attempted to push the envelope on showing more skin, it hasn’t particularly impacted the ratings.
TVByTheNumbers reports that three weeks ago OC drew a decent 1.79 ratings share, barely beating Holly’s World. Substantially less than Kourtney and Kim Take New York, OC was behind Iron Chef, Chopped, and Army Wives. As Tamra took to her bathtub, unclothed, and then to a photo shoot unclothed, her dropping of clothes were followed by dropping of Bravo ratings as well.
Two weeks ago, the series dropped to 1.519 ratings share. OC however has held against Discovery / TLC competitors in Human Planet and Sister Wives.
“At MIA heading to JFK and Bravo Clubhouse. Live at 11 for our “Tamra and Eddie are Still Going Steady Spectacular” tweeted Cohen.
The question is whether anything has been spectacular about this season’s romance of Barney and Judge. Despite Bravo’s attempt to push the love-envelop the season, the series has fallen flat on its core feature, drama, often becoming a snooze-fest of rehashing previous dramatic storylines from early episodes, even early seasons.
Each week, OC has started much with the same Housewives line, “I’m calling because I’m having a party on Thursday and wanted to know if you would attend?” But with little happening this season, if the OC Housewives keep on having drab storylines, viewers may not continue to tune in.