Bravo announced more than one dozen new series and confirmed the renewal of many more in its official upfront announcement today. Notably absent from the list of shows returning to the air is Real Housewives of Miami, indicating the network is turning off the lights on the floundering faction.
This really isn’t big news to anyone who closely follows Housewives shows — including RHOM‘s Joanna Krupa, who reportedly began angling for a spot on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills to ensure a continued spot in the public eye. (Neither she nor any of the other RHOM stars have spoken about the apparent cancellation on social media.)
Ever since its premiere in 2011, Real Housewives of Miami struggled to earn ratings even close to comparable with its successful Housewives sisters: According to Bravo Ratings, RHOM‘s first season was its most popular with an average audience of 1,156,833. In comparison, Real Housewives of D.C. — which was pulled after its inaugural season in 2010 — had an average audience of 1,408,091. Real Housewives of Atlanta, the top-rated show in the franchise, averaged 3,838,700 this year.
Lest anyone think this is a sign Bravo is moving away from Housewives series, executive producer Andy Cohen told TV Guide in February that he’s confident the series can “go and go and go” if treated “delicately and properly.”