Ratings: ‘Married To Medicine’ Opens to Lowest Viewed Season Premiere Yet

Published: Friday 12th Mar 2021 by Rashad

Famed for its unique storyline of chronicling the social lives of Atlanta doctors and doctors’ wives, audiences were easily engaged to and by BRAVO’s ‘Married to Medicine.’ a truth underscored by the show quickly becoming a ratings force for its network.

Yet, despite commanding millions of viewers at the height of its popularity, increased competition from similarly structured programs, shake-ups with the cast, and the unceremonious ousting of fan favorites seemed to be the catalyst for decline in numbers over the last 2 years.

Faithfuls of the Mariah Huq-created show may have had higher hopes for its season 8 premiere on March 7, but Nielsen ratings analysts have dashed them with the final update on the episode’s viewership tally.

Details inside:

Viewership = 729,000

With the 2021 NBA All-Star Game and ‘Walking Dead’ leading the night’s most anticipated programs, Season 8 of ‘Married to Medicine’ opened Sunday (March 7) to 729,000 viewers – the lowest viewership figure a season premiere of the series has drawn to date.

Although it ranked #19 among all cable programs that aired March 7, ‘Medicine’ came in 9th place among the night’s regular unscripted series (which excludes sports, news, and specialty programming).

Look below to see how the season 8 premiere stacks up against its predecessors.

‘Married to Medicine’

Season Premiere Viewership

Season 1: 1.89 million

Season 2: 2.40 million

Season 3: 1.33 million

Season 4: 1.67 million

Season 5: 1.48 million

Season 6: 740,000

Season 7: 980,000

Season 8: 729,000


Bonus: Black Lives Matter protests, the global health crisis, and other socially pressing issues were among the hot topics viewers can expect Anila, Toya, Jacqueline Dr. Walters, Dr. Simone Whitmore, Dr. Heavenly Kimes, Dr. Contessa Metcalfe and their friends, Lisa Nicole Cloud, Quad Webb and Kari Wells, to address over season 8.

See the trailer below:

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  1. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) March 13, 2021

    😂🤣 married to social welfare now..💅🏿💅🏿

  2. Rechelle Moir March 13, 2021

    Not interested

  3. Susan March 13, 2021

    Because they’re boring and need to cancel the show or recast

    • Swells March 13, 2021

      Couldn’t agree with you more!

      • Mary March 14, 2021

        They did Mariah Huq dead as wrong and thought they could get away with it not realizing this Cancel Culture. If we see your are mistreating a black person. Then your pay for it. So we took our viewership, when they took Mariah out of the show. #teamMariah ✌🏾👉🏽✊🏽💪🏽

      • Sammy March 14, 2021

        Exactly why I am not watching this show. #teamMariah 💯💯💯

  4. bllackk n whhy bitchezzz March 13, 2021

    that tv show the doctors was a huge hit…..the 4 doctors with dr.oz married to medicine just cant compete..but they were sucessful as tv doctors

  5. Juanita mosely March 13, 2021

    Put Mariah back on she is the show

  6. Juanita mosely March 13, 2021

    Put Mariah back on the show you will get more viewers

  7. Vera Willis March 14, 2021

    I stand with Mariah Huq. Not interested in watching a group of backstabbing ,jealous ,ungrateful women.

    • Nozipho Nkabinde March 14, 2021

      I’m only watching because LisaNicole is back….she’s the only boss lady. the rest are bluh. Toya is lazy . Heavenly is jealous of anything outside her family. Jackie is boring. and Simon #sigh

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  9. KMJ March 14, 2021

    Its blah without Mariah truth be told. And I’m tired of seeing alot of bitter, hateful, backstabbing, but successful Brown people on TV degrading themselves for a check.

  10. Nikki Vaughn March 14, 2021

    This photo…. So we just gone put unretouched photos out there like this????…. ok

  11. Annrih March 14, 2021

    I sure hope these trash TV hate filled shows fall completely off the charts!

  12. Mary March 14, 2021

    They did Mariah Huq dead as wrong and thought they could get away with it not realizing this Cancel Culture. If we see your are mistreating a black person. Then your pay for it. So we took our viewership, when they took Mariah out of the show. #teamMariah ✌🏾👉🏽✊🏽💪🏽

    • Danielle Duverglas March 14, 2021


  13. Jeanell March 14, 2021

    I agree that taking out Quad and Mariah has caused many people not to watch this season.

  14. Donna March 14, 2021

    My friends and I stated we’re gonna stop watching the series since Mariahis no longer in the series We’re the 250 strong L.V.B.S plus there follows. Good rating are down !!!!!

  15. Melissa March 14, 2021

    There is an authenticity gap. The constant fighting between and amongst the women seems mostly contrived for ratings and leaves a bad taste in the mouth. Bravotv’s business model is demeaning to women even when they are highly educated and doctors. The lower ratings is a reflection of more educated and reflective viewers turning away.

    • Carol McIntosh March 15, 2021

      Dr. Heavenly is the prime example of this show demise soon.

  16. Debra Moore March 14, 2021

    Mariah Huq is a staple to this franchise! This is her baby and for them to not include her in any way, form or fashion is just totally ridiculous! Ratings will continue to fluctuate because there are fans of Simone and Cecil and Toya and Eugene that will only watch because of them and their families.

  17. Teresa Ann Toliver Johnson March 14, 2021

    The way they did Mariah. I wouldn’t watch this trash box.

  18. cher March 14, 2021

    I will not watch without Mariah Huqq, she is the creator, how the hell Bravo get rid of the fan’s favorite, but keep, Quad , not married to no medicine or anything else, insensitive Jackie, loud ignorant A$$ Heavenly, and contessa, she just a bore and follow the leader, Toya and Simonw can’t carry the show, the ratings are falling because of what Bravo did to Mariah, and it will continue to fall, Bravo better rethink the cast, if they want there ratings back, but if i was Mariah, i sue the hell oyt of them, get my coins and never look bacl M2M can kiss Mariah’s a$$!!

    • Carol McIntosh March 15, 2021

      Well said I will never watch this show again and my book club of 175 will not view this show. Not even if they’re paid.

  19. Carol McIntosh March 15, 2021

    I miss Mrs Huq, and those women contessa, Quad who does not belong on that show are still there. Will never view this show again

  20. Doctor G, pediatrician April 4, 2021

    The show touches on real doctors and challenges of having a busy career and the need to carve out time for family. Somehow these women always carve out time for each other. the show had a lot of potential, but the women seem more interested in what each other wear than in the community, truth be told. They do a health fair once or twice a year and feel that they are giving back. They could create a foundation and sponsor a few black medical students with the money they spend on cars, clothes, shoes, and luxury vacations. This show sends the wrong message. I believe the backstabbing is to boost ratings, but it really casts black women and men doctors in a very bad light. Reminds me of the music moguls encouraging cursing and raunchy videos to sell a product. Wake up, people!!

  21. Amber May 5, 2021

    If Mariah isn’t there I’m not watching.

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