How Did ‘The Real Housewives of DC’ Make History?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Cast members Lynda Erkiletian, Mary Schmidt Amons, Catherine Ommanney and Stacie Scott Turner at the premiere of

The Real Housewives of DC is the one Bravo Housewives franchise to have just one season. The single-season standing makes RHODC a history-making collection, nevertheless it additionally made waves when Michaele Salahi and husband Tareq famously crashed a White House dinner.

Cast members Lynda Erkiletian, Mary Schmidt Amons, Catherine Ommanney and Stacie Scott Turner at the premiere of 'The Real Housewives Of D.C.'
Cast members Lynda Erkiletian, Mary Schmidt Amons, Catherine Ommanney and Stacie Scott Turner on the premiere of ‘The Real Housewives Of D.C.’| Paul Morigi / Contributor

The Washington Post recounts the collection, which appeared to bubble beneath the floor. Not as explosive as its sister collection like The Real Housewives of New Jersey, RHODC’s political backdrop made the collection “less noisy,” in response to govt producer Andy Cohen.

Cohen shared with The TV Column that on the time, the collection was extra low-key as a result of setting. “It’s serious, it’s politics,” he mentioned. “The level of discourse on this show is different. For people who expect to see table flipping or wig pulling, that was never going to happen on this show.”

The season had not less than one explosive occasion

Cast member Cat Ommanney thought the collection can be renewed for an additional season. The first season finale “has made people think there won’t be one, but I’m quite confident that there will be a second season,” she remarked on the time.

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Cohen shared that it was a wrap. “We had an amazing season and we told stories that were unique to any other in the franchise. I wish all our DC Wives the best and hope to work with them again in another capacity,” Cohen mentioned. Adding, “In fact, Cat is booked on our April 28th ‘Watch What Happens Live Royal Wedding Spectacular’.”

Even although the collection was not as loopy as the remainder, it ended with one an enormous scandal, even for Washington DC. Michaele and Tareq Salahi grew to become the notorious White House State Dinner crashers. The couple acted like they had been invited. They even searched for his or her invitation on digital camera. But they by no means had an invite. They managed to subvert various safety checkpoints and attend the dinner unnoticed.

Is this why ‘RHODC’ didn’t make it?

The White House scandal alone can be one good purpose to maintain the present on tv. Season 1 averaged about 1.four million viewers, and had a big quantity of buzz, The Washington Post stories.

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With the scandal and the respectable rankings, why didn’t the present proceed? The Post wonders if it was as a result of delivery of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. “With Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Bravo headed again to acquainted territory: blond, booby, overstated cosmetic surgery, main home porn. ‘Bev Hills’ was over-the-top and totally super-superficial,” in response to The Post.

RHOBH rankings had been greater too at about 1.5 million when the present debuted. The first season reached three million by the season finale. 10 years later, RHOBH continues to carry excessive rankings, even after the departure of major solid member, Lisa Vanderpump. Only six episodes into season 10 and rankings are holding regular. “S10E06 – 1.594 million viewers (0.53 18-49 demo),” Bravo Ratings tweeted.

Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live digital episode additionally hit its highest rankings. He hosted two RHOBH solid members.

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