MTV’s “The Challenge” is currently seeing a huge decline in ratings and overall popularity!!
The show use to be one of the biggest reality shows on TV but now it looks like the production crew is more worried with quantity than actual quality.
“The Challenge” Season 38 was the least watched season of the series ever and Season 37 was the least watched before that. We’re actually very surprised that the show could afford to create so many spin-off series that no one is really watching.
A full list of highest rated reality series was just dropped and it featured shows like “Survivor”, “Vanderpump Rules”, “The Amazing Race” & “Below Deck”.
“The Challenge” was not spotted on the list:
Here’s 18 Of The Most Watched Reality Series for the 2022/2023 Prime Time Broadcast Season According to Nielsen:
- The Voice
- American Idol
- AGT All Stars
- The Masked Singer
- The Amazing Race
- Shark Tank
- The Bachelor
- Next Level Chef
- Bachelor in Paradise
- Hell’s Kitchen
- Special Forces
- Sister Wives
- Lego Masters
- 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After
- Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
- Below Deck
- Vanderpump Rules
Many fans and vets feel the current disconnect is production is turning the show into a series for failed athletes.
The show use to be real, raw and fun! Now production is trying to be something that they’re not.
We believe the series ending at Season 40 would be a great way to save the legacy of the show if production has no plans on changing what’s happening to it. Maybe it’s just a money grab for them and that’s why they’re forcing quantity over quality and putting no effort into being entertaining anymore.
Let us know your thoughts!?
The Challenge was created for MTV by Bunim/Murray Productions. Julie Pizzi, Emer Harkin and Danny Wascou serve as Executive Producers and Abigail Bunker and Jarrod Burt are Co-Executive Producers. Dan Caster and Leanne Mucci serve as Executive Producers with Jared March as Supervising Producer for MTV.
Paramount Media Networks & MTV Entertainment Studios is one of the preeminent media entities in the world that connects with global audiences through its nine iconic brands – MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Network and TV Land – as well as MTV Entertainment Studios which produces acclaimed series and movies and the award-winning, Oscar-nominated MTV Documentary Films.
Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP), a division of Banijay Americas, is the leading producer of innovative entertainment content. The Emmy Award-winning company is widely credited with creating the reality television genre with its hit series The Real World on MTV, the first reality game show, Road Rules (MTV), in 1995; the first reality sitcom, The Simple Life (E!), in 2003; and the first reality soap opera, Starting Over, in 2003. BMP’s current programming includes Emmy-winning Lizzo’s Watch Out For The Big Grrrls (Amazon), The Challenge (MTV), The Challenge USA (CBS), The Challenge All Stars (Paramount+), Born This Way (A&E), Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project (Oxygen), Ball in the Family (Facebook Watch), Miz and Mrs. (USA Network), Don’t Forget The Lyrics (FOX), Family or Fiancé (OWN) and Total Bellas (E!). BMP, through BMP Films, has also produced Transhood (HBO) They Call Us Monsters (PBS), Valentine Road (HBO), Pedro (MTV), and the Emmy Award-winning Autism: The Musical, and Autism: The Sequel (HBO). Based in Glendale, CA, the company was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim, who were inducted into the Television Academy’s Hall of Fame in 2012. The company joined Banijay Group in 2010.