“Real World D.C.” Delivers Real Bad Ratings

Season finale had smallest audience in show’s history

By Adrienne Welsch
|  Friday, Apr 2, 2010  |  Updated 8:15 AM EDT
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This is the story of eight strangers… who no one cared about!

“The Real World: DC” finale that aired on Wednesday night attracted the smallest finale audience in the show’s history, according to the Washington Post.  Considering this was the show’s 23rd season, that’s not a good thing.

Only 1.1 million people watched the season finale.  South Park, on the other hand, had about 3 million viewers. 

It seems the "Real World" ratings weren’t much better the rest of the season either.  Five of the six least-watched “Real World” episodes in the franchise's history were also from this season, according to the Post.

So was it Washington? Was it the cast? Or are people just tired of the “Real World”?  Compared to past seasons, the D.C. crew was relatively tame.  They weren’t forced to work together and they didn’t get to go on any elaborate vacations.  Instead, this season was just about eight normal people trying to make a difference during their short time in the nation’s capital.

“The Real World” is rumored to be returning to New Orleans for season 24.  Will the “Big Easy” bring the ratings?  We’ll have to wait and see.  Until then, there’s always the second season of “Jersey Shore”...

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