Did The Real make a huge mistake getting rid of Tamar Braxton?
According to the show's fans — in some cases, former fans — the talk show is not the same without her. Folks have noticed such a big difference in the quality of the show sans Tamar that some are even speculating that it could face cancellation without her.
Twitter is very clear that The Real without Tamar is going downhill:
The Real just isn't the same without Tamar. I literally "got my life" watching her! 😂😂— Concy Michael (@ConcyDaBoss) October 3, 2016
the real want jeanie and loni to make up for tamar's outspokenss, but im not here for it.— nonchalant. (@iamjamajesty) October 3, 2016
Watching the real without Tamar is like watching the cheetah girls without raven— 🌸 (@Tamarsource_) September 27, 2016
You know what.... I wouldn't even be shocked if the truth was Tamar actually quit. They look like fools. Fix it lordt "you get a mop" 💀💀💀💀💀 pic.twitter.com/Hwaia6i3lu— Kiya (@kiyaaking) September 29, 2016
It's not just Twitter that noticed the difference. The talk show's ratings have been affected by Tamar's departure, too. According to The Wrap, the Season 3 premiere (on September 12) brought in what the site described as a “disheartening” 22 percent decrease in viewers compared to the Season 2 premiere in 2015.
Broadcasting Cable also reported on the pretty steep ratings decline, revealing that the 22 percent decrease in ratings “showed the largest declines of any talkers that haven’t already been canceled,” suggesting that The Real could potentially be in danger of cancellation unless ratings improve.
Somewhere, Tamar is smiling. Get the scoop on her new show with BET Breaks above.
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