Teen Mother: The Subsequent Chapter premiered this week, and though viewers had been excited for its debut, the rankings instructed a unique story.
Teen Mom OG and Teen Mom 2 are no longer as viewers know them, because the casts have mixed for one supersized sequence.
The spinoff received’t see Teen Mother 2 alum Kail Lowry nor Teen Mother OG alum Mackenzie McKee, however the different eight mothers from the franchise joined the forged.
Amber Portwood, Maci Bookout, Cheyenne Floyd, and Catelynn Baltierra joined from Teen Mother OG and Briana DeJesus, Ashley Jones, Leah Messer, and Jade Cline are representing Teen Mother 2.
With the announcement of the combined-cast spinoff, many longtime, loyal Teen Mother viewers had been excited to observe. Nevertheless, viewership was awful, not less than for dwell TV viewing.
Following Episode 1 of The Subsequent Chapter, The Ashley’s Actuality Roundup reported that solely 203,000 dwell viewers tuned in to MTV on Tuesday, September 6 for the premiere, touchdown within the Quantity 61 spot on High 50 Cable Telecasts for Tuesday night time.
Teen Mother: The Subsequent Chapter premiere amongst least-watched episodes in franchise historical past
To place the variety of viewers into perspective, lower than half tuned in to the premiere of The Subsequent Chapter than for the Season 11 premiere of Teen Mother 2. The premiere episode of Teen Mother Household Reunion, which debuted earlier this 12 months, additionally fared higher with views, bringing in 463,000 dwell viewers.
Teen Mother: The Subsequent Chapter viewers took to Reddit following the premiere episode and mentioned whether or not they assume the spinoff stands an opportunity.
One critic known as the present, “actually boring,” and famous that it’s “pointless” to observe when a lot of the mothers’ storylines occur off digicam. One other criticized MTV for combining so many mothers into one forged and instructed the community to “simply let it go.”
Teen Mother: The Subsequent Chapter viewers focus on the way forward for the spinoff
Talking on the present’s audience, one viewer surmised, “I personally assume the entire teen mother franchise has had its day. It was a preferred present about 10 years in the past but it surely dosent attract younger audiences anymore, the one individuals who watch it are 30+. it wants to finish now.”
Nevertheless, one devoted viewer felt they’ve already invested an excessive amount of time into the franchise: “I nonetheless watch this present and idk why at this level. However do I need it cancelled, hell no. I’ve put a lot time into it at this level I can’t again out now.”
It’s necessary to notice that not all viewers catch episodes of Teen Mother: The Subsequent Chapter on dwell cable TV. With the MTV app, viewers are capable of stream episodes and watch them at their very own comfort.
With eight mothers within the forged, not everybody’s storyline will air every week. Viewers could have observed that among the mothers — together with Ashley Jones, Leah Messer and Catelynn Baltierra — had been absent from Tuesday’s episode.
How will Jenelle Evans’ actuality TV present fare in comparison with Teen Mother: The Subsequent Chapter?
Teen Mother 2 alum Jenelle Evans will make a cameo look this season, as teased in a preview forward of the debut, however received’t be an everyday forged member alongside the opposite mothers.
As an alternative, she has teased her own reality TV series, which her rep says shall be “going to a serious community.” If Jenelle’s present involves fruition, it’ll be fascinating to see whether or not it garners extra views than Teen Mother: The Subsequent Chapter.
Teen Mother: The Subsequent Chapter airs on Tuesdays at 8/7c on MTV.