The premiere of “The Real” is off to a slow start.
The syndicated chat show premiered on Monday and only landed a 0.9 rating. Those numbers put the show 40-percent below its lead-in.
Additionally, “The Real” dropped 10-percent compared to the shows it replaced in timeslots this year.
“The Real” airs in national syndicated on Fox-affiliated stations and repeats on BET.
Expectation for the show was high going into the Fall 2014 season, as the show performed exceptionally strong in its four-week test run on Fox-owned stations in select markets in July 2013. Its preview run out-performed Kris Jenner’s talk show pilot, which ultimately did not get picked up.
“The Real” is the first talk show with an all minority lineup of hosts.