What do you get when you combine the most-interesting people from Teen Mom OG and Teen Mom 2, ply them with cocktails and put them in a California resort together?
Less-than-mediocre ratings, apparently!
Teen Mom Family Reunion— which stars cast members from the two longest-running ‘Teen Mom’ shows— premiered this week after much promotion from MTV and the show’s many cast members. Despite the hubbub before the show, ‘Family Reunion’ failed to be the ratings giant that MTV was surely hoping for. The other new spin-off, Teen Mom: Girls’ Night In, brought in relatively feeble ratings for its first episode, which premiered right after the ‘Teen Mom Family Reunion’ episode aired.
While ‘Family Reunion’ failed to bring in big ratings, it did premiere to better numbers than ‘Teen Mom OG’ had during its most-recent season, so there’s that…
According to ShowBuzz Daily, the first episode of ‘Teen Mom Family Reunion’ brought in 463,000 viewers.
‘Family Vacation’ garnered .19 of the coveted 18-49 ratings share. (This is a great guide to learn more about what those ratings numbers mean.) ‘Teen Mom Family Reunion’ finished in the No. 17 slot of the night’s Top 150 cable telecasts.
Unfortunately, MTV was not able to hold all of the ‘Family Reunion’ viewers over to watch ‘Teen Mom: Girls’ Night In.’ The 90 Day Fiance: Pillow Talk knock-off brought in only 315,000 viewers on Tuesday, getting only .11 of the 18-49 ratings share. It finished in the No. 55 for the night’s Top 150 telecasts. (These are pretty low numbers, especially for a premiere episode.)
As The Ashley has previously reported, ratings for all of the ‘Teen Mom’ franchise shows have sunk drastically over the last year or so. In 2021, ‘Teen Mom OG’ kicked off Season 9B with an unimpressive 405,000 viewers. Those numbers fluctuated over the next 10 episodes, hitting the low 300,000s at times.
(Remember, over 2 million people tuned in to watch the series debut in December 2009 and the OGs kept the momentum going, finishing Season 1 with an impressive 3.6 million viewers. The series went on to finish even stronger the following year, with the Season 2 finale bringing in a whopping 5.6 million viewers. It remained a ratings giant for MTV for years.)
‘Teen Mom Family Reunion’ and ‘Teen Mom: Girls’ Night In’ are currently airing on Tuesdays on MTV. (The Ashley will be recapping ‘Family Reunion,’ by the way. Stay tuned!)