‘Braxton Family Values’ Opens to Worst Season Premiere Ratings to Date

Published: Monday 9th Nov 2020 by Rashad

With one of its leading stars, Tamar Braxton, embroiled in controversy over her highly publicized battles with ex-fiance David Adefeso as well as the show’s network home, weTV (as we reported here), ‘Braxton Family Values’ appears to be suffering residual effects of the drama.

Once the channel’s flagship reality series with season premiere openings of over 1 million viewers, the Thursday unveiling of season 7 (November 5) saw the show – which also stars R&B legend Toni Braxton and her famous sisters Traci, Towanda, and Trina – bow with its lowest Nielsen ratings position yet for its season premieres.

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Amid the nation awaiting the official conclusion of the November 3rd presidential election race between Donald J. Trump (R) and Joe R. Biden (D), cable ratings’ tallies were dominated by news stations everyday from November 3 to November 7 when the results were announced.

Coupled with ‘BFV’ stars opting to take a softer promotional rollout for this season’s premiere than seasons past, the aftermath of that combo saw season 7 open to 409,000 viewers and rank #81 among the day’s 150 top rated cable programs.  The figures mark less than half of last season’s 2018 premiere.

Look below to see how season 7’s debut compared to other BFV season arrivals:

‘Braxton Family Values’ Premiere Ratings

Season 1: 1.25 million

Season 2:  1.18 million

Season 3:  1.01 million

Season 4: 1.22 million

Season 5:  840,000

Season 6:  920,000

Season 7:  409,000

Here’s hoping the show can rebound to its former viewership glory now that the heaviest of election coverage is behind us.


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  1. Section8DaGreat November 10, 2020

    Nobody even knew it came on this week. They didn’t promote it properly.

    • Patricia McLaughlin November 10, 2020


      • PinotNoir November 11, 2020


        The show’s main attraction, Tamar, used to promote on Wendy and other high profile shows.

        With her gone and with the Rona, the other cast members (who can string a coherent sentence together) found no way but Zoom promo.

    • PinotNoir November 11, 2020

      500k viewers decided not to watch the sisters milk their youngest’s pain for ratings. Understandable.

  2. Fancy BISH November 10, 2020

    Braxton family VAL-UUUUUUZZZ lol 🤣

    • PinotNoir November 10, 2020

      More like Va-LOSE. 😊

  3. PinotNoir November 10, 2020

    Expected with show’s star GONE.

    Trina’s fun but Towanda’s puppet. Toni’s the Cynthia — merely there.
    Traci is NeNe without the humor. Wanda is Phaedra (tell on your sis to Loni Love? Betray her secret for ratings? Steal your mom’s pension? S.e.x talk with your 9-year-old?!?)

    I give it one more season tops.

  4. Latonia Hendry November 10, 2020

    I was a huge fan in the earlier seasons; not missing a week, but as time went on it seemed like the fame was more important than family. After what happened to Tamar and the family airing her personal struggles, I will not look at the show again. Family comes first.

    • Janiece November 10, 2020

      Stopped watching after last season. Tamar displays too much drama and they let her get away with it. She’s always trying to be center of attention. Don’t see it lasting too much longer

      • PinotNoir November 11, 2020


        What you see is Tamar reacting to her sisters (beep, beep Towanda) setting her up to look a fool on national tv.

        Towanda warned Loni Love Tamar was filming her firing news AND told Iyanla Tamar was molësted as a child.

        What kind of sister does that? One who knows your hot buttons and presses them to humiliate you (while she smirks at her sisters being triggered).

    • Debra November 10, 2020

      I totally agree, they threw Tamara under the bus for damage ratings! I will never watch the show again

      • Ki November 10, 2020

        I agree and I don’t like how they treat family . Towanda is a s*** starter. Tracy is violent and overrated , and I don’t know how to describe Trina she is confusing. I will never what it again

      • Ki November 10, 2020

        I don’t like how they treat family . Towanda is a s*** starter. Tracy is violent and overrated , and I don’t know how to describe Trina she is confusing. I will never what it again.

      • Kyra November 10, 2020

        I don’t like how they treat family . Towanda is a s*** starter. Tracy is violent and overrated , and I don’t know how to describe Trina she is confusing. I will never what it again.

    • PinotNoir November 11, 2020

      Trust and believe the sisters (especially Traci and Towanda) have not forgiven Tamar for seeking (and finding) success on her own. Toni’s success they can stomach because she doesn’t engage in their petty foolishness, while Tamar partaketh in their childishness.

  5. Michelle November 10, 2020

    The way they treat Traci makes it hard for me to watch them. Toni, Towanda and especially Psycho Tamar are the types of family members I stay away from.

    • Mo Money November 10, 2020

      I wouldn’t watch the show without Tamar. She is very out spoken and haters can’t deal with that. Tracy is a psycho path very violent and needs theraphy. The show is nothing without Tamar. Trina and Tamar are the real ones. The rest try to make a dollar off anything and all but Trina have serious mental issues.

      • sherrymicey1@gmail.com November 10, 2020

        I agree

      • PinotNoir November 11, 2020


        Hulky needs anger mngmnt.


    • PinotNoir November 11, 2020

      Traci is 50 going on 15, violent, and suffers from delusions of grandeur. Bxtch thinks not signing that record deal 30 years ago IS why she hadn’t become as popular as Toni or Tamar. No, boo — you sound like a ship’s horn and behave like the Hulk. Sit down! She has the nerve to demand artistic recognition, then struts to the stage and lip synchs. Ugh.

      • Linda J.T. November 11, 2020

        That’s who I’m most sick of, is Traci. All these years ago and she is still wreaking havoc over the far distant past. Get over it and stop continuously bringing it up. She would possibly be more successful if she could forgive and focus. She is her mother’s child.

  6. DIANE HOPKINS November 10, 2020


    • PinotNoir November 11, 2020

      Remember when Traci naively thought she could carry the show on her own for a season? 😂 Hulk-like with delusions of grandeur!

  7. Felita Wright November 10, 2020

    Didn’t Know it was coming on this month. I would have watched.
    Maybe the network should do more promoting through Tik Toc,
    Facebook or Instagram.

    • PinotNoir November 11, 2020

      The network is doing QUIET damage control to keep whatever few sponsors of the show. While she may never see BFV checks again, Tamar outed their schenanigans.

  8. Renee November 10, 2020

    I think Tracy is underrated she has a beautiful voice I love all her music and he prays Tamar and Toni all the time it seems like that’s what the show is about I stopped watching bring Tracy to Frontline let’s hear more about Tracy

    • PinotNoir November 11, 2020

      Traci? Nice voice? 👀

      Girlfriend sounds like she ate the Hulk and is trying not to vomit him!

      Impressive super head voice, but that’s it. Her chest voice is unclean.

  9. Thais Goodwin November 10, 2020

    I didn’t know it had started. I will definitely be tuning in! I love the Braxtons

    • PinotNoir November 11, 2020

      Aren’t you tired of watching black 50somethings act 15 for not-Kardashian-money?

      • Cali December 25, 2020

        Very tired

  10. sherrymicey1@gmail.com November 10, 2020

    I knew it would. It’s just to messy. O watched The sister on an interview talking about Tamar. Tacky! That’s when I decided to not watch. I hope it’s canceled.

    • PinotNoir November 11, 2020

      Tamar IS the show.

      I prayed 3 seasons ago for her departure JUST so her hating sisters realize the show can’t survive without her.

      They hate her for no good enough reason.

      • Wendy November 11, 2020

        Traci Hate her for her down fall that happened 30 yrs ago and they need to take Traci off the show before she hurt one of them.

  11. Your Name November 10, 2020

    I haven’t watched in years. I honestly didn’t know it still came on.

    • PinotNoir November 11, 2020

      Nothing new.

      Towanda messy behind the scenes. Toni ashamed to need the show’s money. Traci auditioning for the Hulk. Trina marrying (again). The mother keeping a facade. And Tamar being the focus even when not there.

      Again, nothing new.

  12. Kay mallery November 10, 2020

    Glad tamar not the main attraction she’s a cry baby if she not the center attraction

    • PinotNoir November 11, 2020

      More like she commends attention.

  13. Diane Moore November 11, 2020

    In all seriousness the show has actually run its course. No one is interested in seeing Tracy, pissed off at her siblings. This family truly needs mental help. Everyone now days is going through. The last thing people need to see is more depression on television from a family that is suppose to believe in God. To sum it up. After Trina, wedding that needs to be the last episode really. It’s time for healing of this family. Just keeping it real.

    • PinotNoir November 11, 2020


      A delinquent at 50 ain’t cute. Traci needs to go on Scared Straight.

      Maybe they’ll teach her to talk 2.

  14. Cheryl Chellis November 11, 2020

    Everybody did not know it was on during the election coverage. I love the show so keep it coming please.

  15. Cheryl Chellis November 11, 2020

    Ya’ll need too stop hating on black shows. Black Lives Matter ♥️♥️♥️♥️

    • PinotNoir November 11, 2020

      While skin color can’t exempt from criticism, spot one lie in the above comments (except Traci having a beautiful voice, that is)?

  16. Bernice Howard November 11, 2020

    It’s sad that this talented family just can’t get it together l love these sisters and pray you forget about the past and and differences and start living your bless life and think about your mom the pain she must be feeling get it together I’m really disappointed cause you are my what are idols

    • PinotNoir November 11, 2020

      Remember when the original premise of the show was to make a group album?

  17. Cindy November 11, 2020

    Tamar is the reason for the drop. People are growing tired of a grown woman wanting to be a pampered baby on tv and real life. She pretends to own up to her actions then go back to the exact person. I myself said I wasn’t watching anymore because of her.

    • PinotNoir November 11, 2020

      Help me understand how Tamar leaving the show has caused a drop in viewership? 🙃

  18. Star November 12, 2020

    I Love the Braxton Family I hope and pray the views go ❤❤🙏🏼🙏🏼

  19. N. B January 16, 2021

    I will not!! Watch the show. It was really sad to see Tamar go through difficult times and her family gave political correct responses.. Niw if that had been the Kardashians. It would have been better editing and you would have felt more sympathy coming from the MOM… and siblings. And then seen how they came together as a family. The Braxton sisters I felt have so much resentment towards Tamar I believe, they were getting some enjoyment out of pitfall. But one thing is for sure we all have work to do within ourselves. But GOD!! Know our heart and we will see who prevails. I wish the Braxton the best. It in my eyes they truly did Tamar wrong.

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