VH1’s ‘I Love New York’ – a spinoff of the network’s wildly popular reality dating series ‘Flavor of Love’ – launched Tiffany “New York” Pollard into an enduring love affair with TV viewers over its two-season run across 2007-2008.
Boosting her to not only become one of the most popular reality stars of the 2000’s, the series’ success made it the parent project to a few spinoffs of its own.
Her status in the reality TV show halls of history may have been the catalyst behind network execs wanting to lift the starlet to a new generation of viewers via the November 23-aired ‘I Love New York: Reunited.’
Viewership = 227,000
Hosted by Vivica A. Fox, the reunion special saw Pollard reconnect with contestants from the first two seasons of the ‘I Love New York’ dating show and even announce her own engagement after years of searching for love.
Diehard fans may have taken to social media in droves to congratulate the ‘H.B.I.C.’ on her impending nuptials, but that seems to be where the love for New York ended.
Missing placement in the top 50 most-watched programs of the day ratings chart, ‘I Love New York: Reunited’ ranked #68 after collecting a moderate 227,000 viewers at the 8 o’clock hour – a timeslot dominated by sports entertainment (NFL, WWE).