‘The Family Chantel’ Premiere Sets “90 Day Fiancé” Franchise Viewership Record, Continues to Get Great Ratings Alongside Other “90 Day” Franchise Shows

“What we lack in relationship stability, we make up for in entertaining drama.”

Things are looking good for the 90 Day Fiancé franchise, which is more than we can say for most of the couples featured on the “90 Day” shows!

According to Starcasm, the “90 Day Fiancé” spin-off The Family Chantel set a franchise record with its late July premiere, bringing in 1.527 million viewers. The show has continued to score high ratings as the season has gone on.

‘The Family Chantel’ follows “90 Day Fiancé” and 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? alums Pedro Jimeno and Chantel Everett as they continue to look for some sort of harmony among their families, including Chantel’s parents Karen and Thomas, her siblings River and Winter and Pedro’s mom Lidia and sister Nicole.

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Monday’s episode of ‘The Family Chantel’ pulled in an impressive 1.472 million viewers.

In addition to the gold TLC has struck with ‘The Family Chantel,’ the network has also seen increased viewership in 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way, which debuted with 1.232 million viewers in June and grew nearly 50 percent as of the August 5 episode, which brought in 1.801 million viewers.

The new TLC show is a spin on the original “90 Day Fiancé” idea as it follows six Americans moving to foreign countries to be with their significant others.

While the producers of many reality TV franchises– such as The Bachelor and Teen Mom— have stated that they have to be careful not to “dilute” their brand by adding too many spin-offs, the folks behind the “90 Day Fiance” franchise don’t appear to be worried about that. In the five years since the original “90 Day Fiance” season premiered, there have been FIVE spin-offs added. They include ‘The Family Chantel,’ ‘Happily Ever After?’,  and “90 Day Fiance: The Other Way,”  as well as “90 Day Fiance: What Now?” and “90 Day Fiance: Pillow Talk.”

“90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way” and ‘The Family Chantel’ are currently airing Mondays on TLC. 

To catch up on The Ashley’s other “90 Day Fiancé” news, click here!

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  1. I hope River is taking notes….. because im guessing when the time comes and he manages to find a girlfriend ( after watching this show though, any wise girl would have to use common sense and realize there’s going to be a private investigator on her ass)……. and if the poor girl gets so much as even a parking ticket “The family Chantel ” will be right on it !!!!!

  2. Thank God! I’m not the one yelling at the TV , I’ve even got hubby doing it now 😂😂😂😂😂

  3. This show has not been as good as I anticipated.
    Maybe over exposure as when watching 90 Day Fiance you get a variety without too much overdose of one couple.

    1. I’ve watched a few episodes on YouTube, Season one …..episodes 1, 2, 3
      There’s a few cringe worthy moments…ESPECIALLY with ” Mother Chantel” laying down the law with Pedro.
      One scene has ‘Mother Chantel’ proclaiming ” I’m all in woman…it’s all in me”……..Obviously channeling her “Whitney Houston” 😧😞😖😳

  4. The family Chantel. , Everyone is crazy. I think the only. Sane one is Thomas. Karen and Chantel are crazy and only want to fight. Put Thomas in charge. He’s the only one with since. Thank you Sharon

  5. Hmm. Not sure about how he just has his fingertips lightly rested on her lower back in the poster. If they were romantically involved, wouldn’t his palm be pressed against her? I’m looking too deeply into it! I just want them to be real and not a scam. I thought their first season was really sweet. Pedro is funny and attractive, Chantel is gorgeous. Both of their families are really annoying though.

  6. I love their reactions to things as well. For instance, when Larissa called out Colt and Debbie’s relationship. Everyone else had the same reaction I did. I yelled, ” Well, it’s the truth!”😂😂😂😂

  7. I’m surprised this stupid show is getting good ratings. I like 90 day, but The Family Chantal is the same thing over and over and over … they both allow their family to interfere in their relationship, and then accuse the other one of allowing their family to interfere in their relationship. No thanks.

  8. Ugh! Chantel’s mom saying things like, “more stupider.” Y’all, I have to watch these shows when my husband is at work, so that he doesn’t laugh at me for yelling at the tv..

    1. Did you scene wher Mother Chantel meets up with Pedro to lay down the law…..and saying( in that annoying droning voice that never changes tone)
      “I’M ALL IN WOMAN…ITS ALL IN ME”, channeling Whitney Houston!
      Oh my god , I felt MY OWN face going red with embarrassment!

  9. Chantel’s family is annoying, and think they’re all in a relationship with Pedro…I’m really surprised that they got their own spin off show honestly. I would rather Larissa and Coltee or Nicole and Azan or Danielle and Mohammed have their own spin offs…They’re total train wrecks that you can’t stop watching…they’re more entertaining than The Family Chantel to me. I really can’t stand River.

    1. I hope River is taking notes….. because im guessing when the time comes and he manages to find a girlfriend ( after watching this show though, any wise girl would have to use common sense and realize there’s going to be a private investigator on her ass)……. and if the poor girl gets so much as even a parking ticket “The family Chantel ” will be right on it !!!!!

  10. I love all the 90 day shows. I get to yell at the tv and roll my eyes to the point of giving myself a headache. Good times

    1. It’s crazy to me that there are people in the world like the people from the 90 day franchise. Every single spin off is a flaming hot mess. I seriously cannot stop watching.

  11. I like Pillow talk.You get all the info in a shorter episode. And if someone let’s Pedro Mom and Sister come live in the US,this country needs help. Sorry send Larrisa home to her kids and Jay back to his daddy.You can send Coltee and Debbie to Mars too.

    1. I agree. The 1st season they were on seemed legit, but anything after seems fake. Especially with her mom…she talks like she’s reading from a script.

      1. Yeah , She’s very robotic…. but yet so is Chantel.
        It’s like they don’t even move their mouths when they speak!
        And the make up is caked on that thick, im sure their faces would crack if they showed any kind of emotion!

  12. I don’t like either family, but if The Ashley wants to recap “The Family Chantel,” that would probably be hilarious!

  13. Don’t forget Before the 90 Days! That season started last Sunday.

    Heaven help me – I love all these shows (could do without The Family Chantel because it’s just the same rehashed crap from the other show)! The early seasons had people that really were interested in getting married, but now they are full of fame-seeking attention-hos. Most of these people are trashy drama llamas and I love it!

    1. Agree, I can’t help it!
      Cannot stand the Family Chantel, but I’m here for all the rest, bring it on!
      @Chicken Lips, do you use this user name elsewhere?😁

      1. I do – it’s my trashy reality TV alias so my boring RL friends don’t find out that my secret hobby is watching and commenting on reality TV! lol

          1. I would show up as Chicken Lips on Dlisted (they use Disqus), but I don’t go there often or comment.

            However, I am the type that would plan a janky reality TV wedding…so maybe I should hang out over there more! lol

        1. I’m from RI too ! I don’t want my friends from RI knowing I watch these reality shows , especially because I am a senior citizens !

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