2010 has obviously not been a great year for VH1 ratings and with the fall season and 4 new shows starting to give VH1 false hope for one week, it’s time to take a trip back down memory lane to see VH1′s biggest surprises, successes and failures for premieres in 2010.
Now for the list.
1. Fantasia For Real 1- 2.302 million
2. Let’s Talk About Pep- 1.939 million
3. Celebrity Fit Club 7- 1.863 million
4. The T.O. Show 2- 1.632 million
5. What Chilli Wants- 1.631 million
6. Basketball Wives- 1.581 million
7. Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch- 1.520 million
8. Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business- 1.417 million
9. Celebrity Rehab 3- 1.198 million
10. Frank the Entertainer…In a Basement Affair- 1.159 million
11. Tool Academy 3- 1.119 million
12. Jessica Simpson’s The Price of Beauty- 1.004 million
13. Dad Camp- 888,000
14. Bret Michaels: Life as I Know it- 872,000
15. Tough Love Couples- 822,000
16. Sober House 2- 800,000
17. Transform Me- 764,000
18. You’re Cut Off- 629,000
19. The OCD Project- 554,000
20. Secrets of Aspen- 500,000
21. Money Hungry- 451,000
22. Bridal Bootcamp- 422,000
23. Scream Queens 2- 309,000
I’m trying my hand at the public prediction thing because I feel like it and because I’ve spent too much time being quiet about what I think about how these shows will and should fare.
I Love Money 4- We all know this show intentionally got the short end of the stick by VH1 with no promotion, no show page, the day and the time slot yet it’s hard to really pinpoint how many fans really knew and cared to watch. I put this show to get anywhere from 350,000-700,000 viewers for it’s premiere although it’s unlikely we ever see how it did (There is one way though and if you want to know how to find out ask in the comments).
Legend Hunters- I’ve seen this show and Steupz has seen this show and we both agree it’s terrible because it’s not really about anything. VH1 did put some effort into promoting it and for a while it was a trending topic on Twitter last night. Still that means nothing as the reception of it on VH1 this morning seems icy. It looks as if viewers may have ignored all 3 of last night’s new shows so I would be absolutely shocked if more than 1.3 million watched its premiere. No number below this would be too low to surprise me.
Fantasia For Real 2- VH1 is really acting like this show will be their favorite for the fall and although the storylines are there, I think the success of this show depends on how many people actually care to watch this and if Legend Hunters would drive away any casual viewers who would have just given it a chance because it’s something new on TV. I don’t see this show matching the first season premiere but 1.3-1.7 million seems like a fair guess for me.
La La’s Full Court Wedding- VH1 seemed to try extra extra hard to promote this show by actually buying adspace on many of the major black blogs yesterday. La La seems to have been everywhere pushing her show hard herself over the last 2 weeks and while the first episode has garnered over 600,000 views on VH1, I’m not sure how many people bothered to watch on TV last night. This show could really be a surprise good or bad so 1.1-1.7 million seems like a safe guess.