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Ryan Seacrest Has Nothing But Love for ‘American Idol’ Despite Ratings Woes

Ryan Seacrest loves “American Idol” — he makes that perfectly clear — and he doesn’t seem to be sweating the prospect of the show not returning next season … ratings be damned. We got the ‘Idol’ host leaving E Baldi restaurant in Beverly Hills…

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Farrah Abraham: Teen Mom Ratings Are Down Because I Got Fired!

Plenty of fans tuned in to watch Farrah Abraham get fired.

But ratings seemed to decline a bit following that episode.

Farrah says that Teen Mom OG has now run its course — and people shoudl be more interested in the quality television programs that she’s going to come out with.

We’ll go into detail on Teen Mom ratings — with specific numbers and episodes — in a moment.

In an interview with RadarOnlineFarrah Abraham says that the falling Teen Mom ratings are to be expected. 

“It’s no surprise that the Teen Mom ratings went down since I’ve left.”

But she follows that with a message of … compassion, we think.

“I know that other families rely on this show for income and I hope it continues.”

That’s charitable of her, though she concludes that thought by saying:

“Even if it’s now run its course.”

Funny how she didn’t seem to think that the series was pointless when they were still paying her.

“MTV has really ruined what could be an amazing show.”

MTV created the show, but she explains how she believes that they “ruined” it.

“By bullying, ruining natural story lines, shaming, and interfering in the real lives of these parents and children.”

Honestly? We’re kind of impressed that she managed to avoid accusing anyone of “hate crimes.” That’s character development.

“I’m happy I separated myself.”

Wow, that sounds like a very creative way of saying “got fired.”

Farrah then talks about her hopes and dreams.

“I hope to produce and develop award-winning shows as my 10 years of experience has me confident of what our future needs.”

She doesn’t just mean her livestreamed sex shows, we think.

Brace yourselves for this next line:

“I am quality, authentic, real.”

Wild.

She says that her future in television will reflect those qualities.

“And I will only create shows, films, and digital content that delivers that.”

TV By The Numbers has the ratings for Teen Mom OG, so these are the stats to which Farrah is referring.

The episode that featured Farrah’s long-awaited firing took place on March 12, and brought in 1,135,000 viewers.

In contrast, for the next episode, which did not feature Farrah, viewership dropped to 1,097,000 on March 19.

On March 26, 1,044,000 fans tuned in. On April 2, numbers were way down, with only 992,000 watching.

The season finale on April 9 did see those numbers rise again, with 1,250,000 viewers, finally surpassing the ratings of Farrah’s last day.

But that was a season finale.

Honestly? That dip in ratings looks significant, but it doesn’t really spell out the “decline” that Farrah seems to see.

It looks more like interest spiked, just like how more people start watching a soap opera when the show teases that a major character is about to die.

Just like how people will slow down on the road to see a trainwreck, they tuned in to watch Farrah get confronted about how she treats the show’s producers.

That doesn’t mean that her firing spells doom for the series, folks.

In other news, our advise for anyone seeking to find a romantic partner is this: find someone who describes you like Farrah Abraham describes herself.

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Sister Wives: Returning to TLC Despite Declining Ratings!

Great news for fans of reality TV’s most scandalous clan of polygamists!

Come to think of it … the Browns might be reality TV’s only clan of polygamists.

Anyway, it seems Kody and company will be back for another round of polyamorous hijinks!

TLC comfirmed today that despite poor ratings for Sister Wives, the show will be back for at least one more season.

“We’ve followed the Browns through plenty of ups and downs, but their story is far from over. We’re excited to share that ‘Sister Wives’ will return to TLC to continue following the journey of the Brown family,” 

The news comes as something of a surprise, as ratings for Sister Wives declined precipitously over the course of the past season.

While the show still manages a decent market share, the downward trend points to an uncertain future for the once wildly-popular series.

According to The Ashley’s Reality Roundup the Sister Wives Season 9 premiere drew in 1.7 million viewers.

Not terrible numbers for a long-running basic cable series, but down considerably from the show’s series premiere, which drew in a whopping 2.2 million viewers.

And worse, it seems the numbers may be slipping as the show’s current season trudges on.

As for what viewers can expect from Sister Wives Season 10, well, TLC didn’t give much away in today’s announcement, but we have some predictions.

As those who follow the Browns closely already know, Kody and Christine’s daughter Aspyn Brown got engaged to Mitch Thompson in June.

News of wedding preparations has been kept largely under wraps, which leads us to believe the build-up to the big day will be the focus of Season 10.

But that doesn’t mean the older generation will be pushed to the margins completely. 

After much speculation that Meri Brown will leave Kody, it seems we finally know for sure whether or not she’s sticking around.

Meri tweeted last week that “not bailing” on her family, and would like the speculation to end.

So you can expect the ongoing drama between Kody and Meri (and all of his other wives for that matter) to figure prominently in upcoming episodes.

Frankly, we can’t wait!

Watch Sister Wives online to get caught up in time for what may be the show’s final season.

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Jana Duggar To Be “Married Off” For Ratings?!

Last month, Jana Duggar turned 28.

Obviously, she’s still very young, and she has plenty of time to marry and start a family.

Now if only her father saw things that way…

As you may know, rumors of Jana entering a courtship have been circulating non-stop for several years now.

And yet, the so-called “Cinderella Duggar” remains single.

The latest round of reports had Jana dating Caleb Williams, but now it appears that either the rumors were bogus, or the relationship fizzled, as Jana is once again a confirmed bachelorette.

But for how much longer?

It seems fans on the Duggar message boards on Reddit are convinced that Jim Bob knows exactly when Jana will get married –  he just might not have told her yet.

“Does anyone think Jim Bob is holding off on marrying Jana to create tension and just when people are getting sick of Counting On, he will marry her off in a royal wedding-type, hyped spectacle?” wrote one fan this week, prompting a lively discussion on the matter.

There’s plenty going on in the Duggars’ world these days.

In fact, there are so many pregnancies, courtships, and weddings in the works that even diehard fans are having trouble keeping track.

But all those developments haven’t led to increased viewership, and ratings have been on a steady decline for over two years now.

One fan on Reddit described the most recent season of Counting On as “incredibly boring,” and it seems he’s not alone.

So it’s not hard to see why now would be the perfect time for big news such as a Jana courtship.

But the idea that she’ll announce a relationship soon in order to boost ratings is entirely based on fan speculation, right?

Well, not entirely…

In the past, when he was asked about his eldest daughter’s single status, Jim Bob Duggar would give evasive answers.

These days, he’s a bit more forthcoming –  and it seems he’s just as eager as the fans to see Jana find Mr. Right.

In his most recent interview, Jim Bob was asked point blank about his feelings about his daughter’s dating prospects.

Rather than lashing out against the creepiness of such a question, Jim Bob calmly replied that he’s been “praying about that one.”

In other words, he very much wants Jana to get married ASAP.

And in the Duggars’ world, what Jim Bob says goes.

So you can expect an announcement at a time when it will be most advantageous to the family brand.

Watch Counting On online for more from reality TV’s most controversial family.

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Wendy Williams to Megyn Kelly: You’re Just a Ratings Whore!

Following a random and very rude rant against Jane Fonda, Megyn Kelly is getting dragged through the angry mud on social media.

And also on television.

By a fellow daytime talk show host, in fact.

On Tuesday’s edition of her self-gratifying program, Wendy Williams focused her ire on the former Fox News anchor, whose move to NBC last year has not exactly gone according to plan.

Kelly has had trouble finding an audience for her hour of TODAY, which may explain why she went hard after Fonda on Monday.

Because Fonda did not appreciate Kelly asking her about her past plastic surgery procedures during an appearance last year, Kelly blasted the actress yesterday as a hypocrite and a troublemaker.

She even went all the way back in time and brought up Fonda’s protests against the Vietnam War as proof of… something, we guess.

That Fonda likes to stir up trouble? It’s unclear.

The speech absolutely reeked of desperation, as noted by many social media users who could not believe what they were witnessing.

To wit:

Because it’s the only thing she knows how to do on air, Williams offered up her two cents regarding the Kelly vs. Fonda feud during her Hot Topics segment today.

“Why are you fighting with her, Megyn Kelly? Is your show still on?” Williams taunted, adding that Kelly was clearly “fishing for ratings” via this stunt.

The thing is, of course, Williams is right.

We despise writing those words, but they ring true.

Still… should Wendy Williams call anyone out for any sort of ratings ploy?

This is the same woman who, just a couple weeks ago, said Kylie Jenner’s baby would be ugly and who slammed Oprah as fat.

Those were just the latest examples of Wendy fishing so hard for ratings and attention that she might as well have filmed the episodes from the Deadliest Catch boat.

In this case, Williams went on to say that Kelly was far too new to the daytime talk show “genre” to bring up the topic of plastic surgery with Fonda.

She seems to think such a personal line of questioning must be earned.

“Here’s my thought, Jane does look great, she’s 80 years-old,” said Williams, adding:

“Stevie Wonder could see that’s not a natural 80, but my thought with that is, Megyn is brand new to this one-hour talk format thing and she’s trying to warm up and do some of the stuff that I do…

“She’s trying to be entertaining and light hearted, and they gave her a boat load of money to do it… It’s just not working out.

“As a conversationalist with a show, I can tell you, one of the things you don’t do when you first meet somebody is zoom in with questions like that.”

SIGH.

Can both women please be wrong in this scenario?

We don’t need to actually choose a side, do we?

Kelly can be a polarizing, conservative ex-Fox News anchor who is failing miserably in her attempt to go mainstream…

… While Williams can be a cruel, opinionated blowhard whose only “skill” is tossing out uninformed hot takes on a daily basis.

Right?

Please tell us this is right. We can’t actually pick a winner in this dumb feud.

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Kailyn Lowry: Briana DeJesus is Hurting Teen Mom 2 Ratings!

Folks, it’s looking more and more like Kailyn Lowry and Briana DeJesus are in the midst of a full-blown feud.

And the situation just keeps getting more and more entertaining.

As you probably already know, Briana just joined the cast of Teen Mom 2 this season.

All of the original cast members were said to be skeptical of the new addition, fearing that adding a fifth mom would cut into their screen time or otherwise throw off the chemistry of a show that’s been going strong for eight seasons.

But it seems no one had quite as much cause for concern as Kailyn Lowry.

Even though TM2 is different from just about every reality show on TV in that the cast spends very little time together, Briana still found an opportunity to hit it off with Kailyn’s ex-husband.

Rumors that Javi and Briana are dating have been circulating for months now, and Javi even confirmed the news in a recent interview with People magazine.

But things got complicated just one day later, when Briana stated that she is not dating Javi during an interview with E! News.

So did the relationship fizzle in record time, or did Javi misread the situation entirely?

Or is something else going on here?

Was Briana just messing with Kailyn’s mind by pretending to be romantically involved with Javi?

Whatever the case, Briana and Kailyn are not exactly besties these days, and they’re no longer hiding their ill will toward another.

Briana fired the first shot on social media, basically reporting from the reunion show that all of the Teen Moms suck except for Jenelle.

Now, Kailyn is firing back, and hitting Briana where it really hurts–right in the ratings!

The shade-throwing began when a fan tweeted his theory about why Briana may have been added to the cast:

“They should be thanking Briana because if they had to get a 5th mom for the show ratings must have been down!”

Lowry was quick to pounce, firing back:

“Actually now that she’s on they went down lol. If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.” 

Damn, Kail.

Looks like the ball’s in Briana’s court now.

We’re sure she’s composing a quality trash-talk tweet at this moment.

Watch Teen Mom 2 online to relive Briana’s tumultous first season.

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