Despite MTV’s best attempt to birth another successful series within the Teen Mom family, Teen Mom: Young Moms Club failed to deliver… again.
The failing show, which originally debuted in August of 2018 under the title Pretty Little Mamas, was discussed this week on Lindsie Chrisley and Teen Mom 2 star Kail Lowry’s Coffee Convos podcast, as guests Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra weighed in on the show… or as Cate so eloquently put it, “oh yeah, that bombed.”
“I don’t know what it was,” Tyler added. “They tried a couple different titles, slapped some stuff together and it failed horribly.”
As The Ashley previously told you, the show’s poor ratings and low viewership have basically been a mainstay since it first premiered. Even this year’s repackaged second attempt ended up bringing in less viewers than the show did under the ‘Pretty Little Mamas’ name—136,000 less, to be exact.
While the premiere episodes of ‘Pretty Little Mamas’/‘Teen Mom: Young Moms Club’ were bad enough—440,000 and 304,000, respectively—viewership for the finale was even worse.
According to ShowBuzzDaily.com, the May 20 finale episode ranked 59th in the all-mighty adults 18-49 category, with only 277,000 viewers. To compare, that night’s episode of ‘Teen Mom 2’ (Season 9 Reunion, Part 1) ranked 11th and brought in 805,000 viewers.
During the podcast episode, Cate revealed that some ’Teen Mom OG’ fans had expressed their disinterest in the rebranded show to her, claiming it wasn’t relatable.
“A lot of our fans were like, ‘Why are we going to watch this when they all live with their parents in the pool house and have nannies,’” she said.
“It reminds me of one of those shows that is real dramatic,” said new ‘Teen Mom 2’ cast member Jade Cline. “It was like MTV/’Teen Mom’/soap opera. I don’t even know.”
“See ‘Young and Pregnant’ was relatable because it’s real,” Tyler said. “It was like nannies and Beverly Hills…it didn’t make sense!”
Tyler and Catelynn were very critical of ‘Young Moms Club’ when the show was first announced by MTV a few months ago. In a response to The Ashley’s tweet about ‘YMC’ having bad premiere ratings, Tyler tweeted, “WHAAAT!?!? No way! So the attempt to make #TeenMom (which is only a success because of the consistent raw unfiltered format they have used for the past decade) into a semi scripted drama controlled Hills/Housewives show, DIDN’T WORK!? *pretends to be shocked*”
WHAAAT!?!? No way! So the attempt to make #TeenMom (which is only a success because of the consistent raw unfiltered format they have used for the past decade) into a semi scripted drama controlled Hills/Housewives show, DIDN’T WORK!? *pretends to be shocked* 🤭🐸☕️😂 https://t.co/z8Ob1yOFdI
— Tyler Baltierra (@TylerBaltierra) April 26, 2019
Although ‘Young Moms Club’ was lumped in with the ‘Teen Mom’ franchise, it is has totally different production teams than the franchise’s other three shows— ‘Teen Mom OG,’ ‘Teen Mom 2’ and ‘Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant’— do.
MTV did not respond to The Ashley’s request for a comment on whether ‘Teen Mom: Young Moms Club’ will continue with another season.
(Photos: MTV, Instagram)