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 RadarOnline, Farrah 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.”
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.