The RHOC Season 16 finale recorded a season-low in overall live viewers in the ratings on Wednesday night, according to recently-released Nielsen numbers.
The RHOC Season 16 finale, which was Episode 17, earned a 0.22 in the P18-49 demo and just 732,000 viewers in the ratings last night (April 13), the lowest audience of the entire season. This is below the Season 15 finale which earned a 0.30 and 1,005,000 viewers back in January 2020.
While the season had started out strong in the ratings, with Episode 2 logging a season-high 0.34 and 1,024,000 viewers, RHOC wasn’t able to hit the 1 million mark in live viewers for the remainder of Season 16.
Creatively, Bravo had rebooted The Real Housewives of Orange County with Heather Dubrow coming back into the fold and adding two new Housewives in Noella Bergener and Jennifer Armstrong but with numbers like these, fans can expect to see some changes ahead of Season 17. This season also starred returning cast members Emily Simpson, Gina Kirschenheiter, and Shannon Beador.
While Bravo has yet to announce any cast changes, fans have repeatedly asked for former Housewives to return (especially considering RHOC has lasted for so many seasons), with Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson in the mix, as well as former troublemaker Kelly Dodd.
Part 1 of the RHOC reunion airs next Wednesday, April 20 at 9/8c on Bravo.