Fans of 'Teen Mom' blast the show's 'boring' season as ratings plummet
Teen Mom" viewers speculated that MTV might discontinue the long-running reality show after Starcasm and The Ashley's Reality Roundup claimed that ratings had continued to fall."Teen Mom OG" launched in 2009 and has aired 168 episodes in its nine-season run, according to Starcasm. "Teen Mom OG" had more than 5 million viewers per episode at its height, according to the publication.Things have changed dramatically since then. According to Starcasm, almost 400,000 viewers turned in to witness what was going on with Maci Bookout, Catelynn Lowell Baltierra, Amber Portwood, Cheyenne Floyd, and Mackenzie Douthit McKee. Though several weeks had more than 500,000 viewers, the numbers for "Teen Mom OG" on November 16, 2021, were less than 400,000.
"Teen Mom: Young & Pregnant" ratings have also been declining. According to The Ashely, the offshoot of "Teen Mom OG" began in March 2018 with nearly 1 million views per episode but has since struggled to get a rating of 250,000 views per week.
The show began with MTV personalities such as Jade Cline and Ashley Jones, but they were eventually promoted to "Teen Mom 2." Brianna Jaramillo, Kayla Sessler, Rachel Beaver, and Kiaya Elliott have joined the cast of "Young & Pregnant," as have newcomers Madisen Beith and Kayla Jones.
Despite low ratings, MTV hasn't given up on "Teen Mom" just yet. According to The Ashley, "Young & Pregnant" has been renewed for a second season. However, some of the cast members may be dropped from the upcoming season. "The show has been renewed for further episodes," an insider stated, "but the word behind the scenes is that only four girls have been asked back so far for the upcoming episodes."
Users on Reddit said that 'Teen Mom OG' was made up of'scripted wealthy people.'
For some viewers, "Teen Mom OG" no longer holds the same attraction it once had.
"I think Teen Mom OG is just scripted wealthy people who aren't teenagers anymore and adore money." "It's really dull," an original Reddit poster stated. "I guess the people watching have better and more fascinating lives than [sic] OG."
Some people wished for the cancellation of both "Teen Mom OG" and "Teen Mom 2."
"They should cancel TMOG and TM2," one user suggested. "Having 30-year-old affluent women riding the c*** carousel and messing up their kids isn't novel, original, or interesting."
Others contended that their favorite variation of "Teen Mom" was "Young & Pregnant."
"I now just watch Y & P." OG irritates me. "It's boring," they said.
Kayla Sessler, star of 'Y&P,' has slammed MTV.
While "Young & Pregnant" receives less than half the numbers as "Teen Mom," "Y&P" star Kayla Sessler criticized MTV in April 2021 when the network pushed back the season three launch date.
"We were meant to air after TM2 on May 4th, but now I'm hearing August." "SMH," she remarked at the time, according to The Sun. "MTV treats Y&P differently than it does OG and 2, and then wonders why our ratings are where they should be."
Sessler teased that it will be "the most dramatic season I've ever had."