We all know that ratings are what makes the world goes round, so what happens when the OG Teen Mom crew can’t hold their audience?
Ratings for Teen Mom OG have dropped to worrisome lows, and the network may be questioning what to do next! Will they add to the cast, or are they going to scrap the show all together?
The ratings for Teen Mom OG have been steadily dropping, and this season they might be getting too low for MTV. The network has tried to revamp the series multiple times, by adding Bristol Palin and Cheyenne Floyd as well as other cast members, but that might not have been enough to save the reality show.
Bristol left after just one season, and slammed the network for lying about her storyline. The mother of three decided she wasn’t going to go quietly, and took to Instagram to answer questions from fans about her season.
In an Instagram Q&A a fan asked if “TM took a toll on your marriage.” Bristol’s response?
“No, I was divorced before we ever filmed it.”
Does this mean Bristol and Dakota’s entire story line was a sham? Although the “reality” of the show and their relationship remains unconfirmed, Bristol’s choice to leave the show may have something to do with it.
In another set of questions on her Instagram story, Bristol confirmed that she does not want to focus on reality television, and that it is “100% not her career.”
Bristol’s opinions on birth control and abstinence have always been a point of contention for fans. Some had threatened to stop watching the show due to her addition, since not only is she not an OG Teen Mom, but also because of her politics.
Was adding her to the cast the nail in the Teen Mom OG coffin?
The outlet reported that after Bristol left, the ratings continued to go down. The season premiere only brought in 990,000 viewers, and by the end of the month of June their viewers dropped to just 849,000. By mid-July, only 679,000 people were watching the show.
The last season finale that aired featuring Farrah had ratings of 1,098,000.