'Basketball Wives L.A.' Loses Nearly Half Its Viewership for Season 5 Premiere


This season of Basketball Wives L.A. is off to a rough start.

The premiere of season 5 saw a decline of nearly half of the show’s viewership compared to the premiere of season 4.

via Global Grind:

Just last year Basketball Wives LA was riding high as the No. 1 telecast for women. Fast forward to today, now that the show’s biggest star, Draya Michele, walked away from the series, the rating have plummeted.

Last year, BBWLA was seen by 1.9 million total viewers for its premiere episode, and during the season it was VH1’s most social show on Twitter.

Now, without Draya, Basketball Wives LA is down to half a million ratings, losing out to shows like American Dad, Squidbillies, and Real Housewives of New Jersey.

What do you think is the reason for the decline in viewership? We think either everyone has been watching Basketball Wives all these years for Draya —  or that everyone this past Sunday was too busy watching Power.

It’s probably a combination of both.

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