Tamar Braxton fans are slamming daytime talk show The Real for being “boring” after ratings took a serious hit and rumors swirl suggesting that the series could be facing cancellation in the wake of Braxton’s firing.
A number of viewers took to social media to claim that The Real, which is hosted by Tamera Mowry-Housley, Adrienne Bailon, Loni Love and Jeannie Mai, is now “boring” ever since Tamar was sensationally fired from the series back in May.
“The Real is boring without Tamar,” Twitter user @Thats_KeAndra said of the daytime talk show, and @CourtGeorgee_ added, “The Real is so boring without Tamar… Let’s be honest she made the show.”
“Lol, The Real is really boring without Tamar,” continued @Ontshia_metse as the cancellation rumors swirled. “I miss the mouth smacking, ‘you trrrriiieed it’ and that high voice.”
Notably, the third season of The Real, the first to air without Braxton on the hosting panel, suffered a pretty serious drop in ratings when it premiered on Fox last month.
According to The Wrap, the September 12 Season 3 premiere brought in what the site described as a “disheartening” 0.9 rating/3 share, which is thought to be a 22 percent decrease in viewers compared to the Season 2 premiere in 2015.
Broadcasting Cable also reported on the pretty steep ratings decline, revealing that the 22 percent decrease in ratings “showed the largest declines of any talkers that haven’t already been canceled,” suggesting that The Real could potentially be in danger of cancellation unless ratings improve.
Tamar’s fans were quick to claim that The Real‘s ratings decrease was because of Braxton’s absence, posting comments and GIFs referencing the viewership decline on social media.
“The Fake… I mean The Real dropped 22% in ratings? Tamar’s impact,” Twitter user @glo1x claimed, while @JustinColon asked, “Did The Real ratings drop for Season 3 since Tamar isn’t on the panel?”
Viewers slamming the show for being “boring” and the reports of a pretty serious decline in viewers come just days after fans threatened to boycott the entire season before then callling out The Real for completely ignoring Tamar’s departure during the Season 3 premiere, where all four hosts remaining on the show failed to acknowledge Braxton’s firing.
Tamar Braxton has not explicitly spoken about The Real since Season 3 premiered last month, though Braxton has made it pretty clear on numerous occasions in recent months that she is no longer friendly with her former costars in the wake of her dramatic firing.
BET reported that Braxton took serious aim at her former costars in August, putting both Tamera Mowry-Housley and Adrienne Bailon on blast and seemingly confirming a feud after accusing the two of only attending her son’s third birthday party to save face amid the feud reports.
“Baby, they came took [pics] and left,” Tamar told a fan on Twitter who asked if she, Tamera and Adrienne were now feuding after the twosome attended her family get-together earlier in the year. “You’ve heard of let me save my a** right?”
Braxton also revealed that she has not spoken to Adrienne, Tamera, Jeannie Mai or Loni Love in recent months as the feud rumors hit the headlines, something Love confirmed in a July interview with Page Six.
“I have not spoken with [Tamar] recently. None of the girls have spoken to her recently,” Loni told the site when asked about the co-host’s relationship with Braxton following her firing from the series, alluding to a potential feud.
“We’ve reached out, but we haven’t heard from her,” Love added amid the feud reports. “People just want time. You can’t badger them or make them talk. It’s understandable.”
Amid the alleged feud with her former costars, Tamar has also announced that she’ll be going head-to-head with The Real should the series be picked up for a fourth season, announcing last month that her own daytime talk show, The Tamar Braxton Show, is set to premiere next September.
Braxton announced the big news during an appearance at a “New Thinking – New World Saturday” event in Atlanta on September 10, where she revealed the title and the premiere date to excited fans.
“Well, it’s The Tamar Braxton Show,” Braxton said of her solo talk show, which is being produced by Steve Harvey. “It’s next September that it’s supposed to be [premiering].”
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