Is The Real Housewives of New York on the Bravo chopping block? A new report claims that the reality show, which has gone through several major cast shake-ups, is in danger of being axed by the network because of declining ratings.
The current Housewives are Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, LuAnn de Lesseps, Carole Radziwill, Aviva Drescher, and Heather Thomson. Despite major cast changes and new alliances, the group has failed to click with viewers. The show hasn't been on the air since fall 2012, making it the longest break between seasons in the history of the Housewives franchise.
The New York series was the second in Bravo's mega-popular franchise, after the original in Orange County. Now, there are editions in Beverly Hills, New Jersey, Atlanta, and Miami as well. So far, the only one to be cancelled was The Real Housewives of DC, which was canned after just one season because of low ratings and negative pushback about "White House Party Crasher" couple Tarek and Michaele Salahi.
Several popular cast members have left RHONY, most noticeably Bethenny Frankel, who became the first Housewife to get her own spinoff show (Bethenny Ever After). She remains one of the most successful ex-Housewives ever thanks to her Skinnygirl cocktail empire and her new talk show. But many other former cast members have tried and failed to stay in the spotlight.
A source tells Naughty But Nice Rob that "insiders are worried" about RHONY's falling ratings. "If this season does not do well in the ratings, I’m not sure if they will recast it or just face the fact that it is over."