Despite efforts to boost the show’s ratings by welcoming Erica Mena and the Dancehall icon Spice to its mix, ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta‘ finds itself slipping and sliding on a ratings front without the support of its breakout star Joseline Hernandez.
The star’s feud with producer Mona Scott-Young saw her part ways with the show after its last season and watch it struggle fare well without her.
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When the show’s latest season premiered on March 19th 2018, it did so with one million less viewers than the 3.21 million it scored in its seventh season.
What happened when part one of this year’s reunion special aired on Monday night. More of the same?
For, after seven season’s special pulled in 2,710,000 million eyes on July 10th 2017, Monday’s episode pulled in 2.13 million even with the support of its latest line-up of stars.
Quite interestingly, Joseline’s departure from ‘Atlanta’ did more to harm the show’s ratings than NeNe Leakes‘ departure from ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta‘ did when she stepped away from that series after its eighth season.
For, while Hernandez’ seemingly calcified absence has spelled trouble for ‘Atlanta’s ratings, NeNe’s decision to leave did very little to dent ‘Real’s numbers.