After The Real Housewives of Dallas' lackluster first season, producers added two new Housewives, D'Andra Simmons and Kameron Westcott, to spice things up a bit.
But Monday's Season 2 premiere, which aired at 9 p.m., did not bring in a greater audience. In fact, 843,000 people saw the Season 2 premiere, giving it a 0.3 rating — meaning 0.3 percent of people ages 18 to 49 tuned in, according to TV By The Numbers, a TV ratings website. Last season, 1 million people tuned in to the premiere for a 0.4 rating.
The Housewives of the first season have said many times that they were unaware they were filming a Housewives series. They say they were told it would be a series centered around women trying to make it in the Dallas charity scene — hence why there were so many charity events during the first season.
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But the second season would be different. This time, they knew they were Housewives. And with the addition of two wealthy Housewives — something the franchise is known for — better ratings were expected. That hasn't happened.
The Real Housewives of Dallas was announced as a new addition to The Real Housewives franchise along with The Real Housewives of Potomac. That series' Season 2 premiere was at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 2. It received a 0.6 rating as 1.596 million people tuned in.
The Real Housewives of Orange County, which is in its 12th season, aired its sixth episode of the season at 8 p.m. Monday, and 1.656 million people tuned in for a 0.6 rating.