Bethenny To Blame? 'RHONY' Season 8 Premiere Ratings Worst EVER

RHONYC Ratings Season Premiere Lowest Ever
Source: NBC

Apr. 8 2016, Updated 6:51 p.m. ET

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RHONYC Ratings Season Premiere Lowest Ever
Source: NBC

The viewers stayed away from Bethenny Frankel's The Real Housewives of New York City Wednesday night, giving the Bravo show the lowest ratings ever for their season premiere. Click through the gallery to find out how low the numbers were and to find out who might be to blame for the ratings debacle.

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RHONYC Ratings Season Premiere Lowest Ever
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Bethenny Frankel appeared on Watch What Happens Live to to promote RHONY, but Radar has learned that the show earned the fewest amount of viewers ever for a season premiere.

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The Real Housewives of New York City – Season 8

RHONYC Ratings Season Premiere Lowest Ever
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Despite Frankel's "medical crisis" being heavily promoted for the show, viewers didn't tune in to find out what the network had been teasing for weeks.

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“The Real Housewives Of New York” Premiere

RHONYC Ratings Season Premiere Lowest Ever
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The highest ever season premiere was for Season 3  in 2010, where Frankel posed nude for a photo shot. That episode had 2.04 million viewers. Meanwhile, The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 8 premiere in 2015 brought in a whopping 2.96 million viewers.

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“The Real Housewives Of New York City” Screening Party

RHONYC Ratings Season Premiere Lowest Ever
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The RHONY April 6, 2016, episode, the Season 8 premiere, only had 1.245 million viewers, making that the lowest in franchise history, according to Nielsen Ratings.

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“The Real Housewives Of New York City” Screening Party

RHONYC Ratings Season Premiere Lowest Ever
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Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer and the new ladies just didn't make the Big Apple drama anything loyal viewers wanted to see. Did you watch the season premiere of RHONY? Sound off in comments below.

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