‘The Real’ ratings take a dive without Tamar Braxton

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Season 3 of “The Real” premiered on Sept. 12, but there has been significant backlash both on social media and in the ratings since the loss of Tamar Braxton from the cast of the show.

Many viewers have expressed their disappointment with the new season, which they find lacking without Braxton’s strong personality. They claim that the show is boring now and that there is not much chemistry between the remaining members of the cast, with a 22 percent drop in viewership reported by TheWrap.

Broadcasting & Cable has called the drop in the ratings one of “the largest declines of any talkers that haven’t already been canceled,” and the drop-off seems to only reinforce the worry that the show will not be able to stand without Braxton.

The drop in ratings is a punch in the gut to those behind the cameras of the show who made the decision to cut Braxton from the co-host table, especially since, as Braxton revealed in June on “The Steve Harvey Show” radio show, she was never given a reason as to why she was cut from the show.

Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon, Tamera Mowry-Housley and Jeannie Mai remain as co-hosts of the daytime talk show. Though celebrity guest co-hosts have joined the table, producers have not officially replaced Braxton’s seat.

One can only imagine that those who made the decision to cut her are regretting it now as they watch the ratings plummet.