Teen Mom 2 Season 10B limped to the finish line last week.
The MTV show ended its latest season last Tuesday, but its two-part Reunion Special (which aired over the course of two weeks) failed to bring in the viewers the show once guaranteed. The numbers for ‘Teen Mom 2’ Season 10B— which is the first without Chelsea Houska— have been low since the season premiere.
However, the ratings of the season’s last four episodes reached shocking new lows.
The Ashley can reveal that the two Reunion episodes, as well as the Season 10B finale and the episode right before the finale, all failed to crack the 500,000 mark for live viewers. (By “live viewers,” this means the people who watched the show as it was airing; there is another set of numbers for how many watch the show on DVR. ‘Teen Mom 2’ does much better as a DVR show than it does live, by the way.)
Anyway, last Tuesday’s Reunion Part 2 episode brought in 470,000 viewers, which is the same amount that Part 1 brought in the week before. The show’s season finale— which aired on July 20– had the second-lowest ratings of any ‘Teen Mom 2’ episode ever, bringing in a measly 420,000 viewers.
The episode before that, which aired on July 13 had slightly higher ratings (but still low by ‘Teen Mom’ standards) at 480,000.
(While that may seem like a lot of viewers, it’s important to remember this is a show that, even two years ago, was bringing in an average of 900,000 viewers an episode.)
The Ashley exclusively reported last month that the network higher-ups have fired some of the most-recognizable producers from ‘Teen Mom 2,’ due to how low the show’s ratings have sunk. The Ashley’s production sources told her that the shake-up caused several producers to be axed, due to the fact that MTV felt they were not doing their jobs– which is to get authentic stories from the girls on the show.
“The production company recently got in a lot of trouble because the ratings of the show are so bad,” one production source told The Ashley last month.
‘Teen Mom 2’ has been renewed for yet another season, and, as far as The Ashley has heard, the cast for Season 11 will remain the same as the cast for 10B: Kail Lowry, Leah Messer, Briana DeJesus, Jade Cline and Ashley Jones. The producers are currently scrambling to come up with ideas to try to boost the show’s ratings.
The ratings for Teen Mom OG have also been pretty dismal. Last season, the majority of the episodes for Season 9 brought in somewhere between 500k-600k. Last week, MTV announced that ‘Teen Mom OG’ and Teen Mom: Young & Pregnant would be airing back-to-back. (Click here to watch the trailer for both shows’ new seasons!)
Both shows will premiere on September 7 on MTV.