*“The Real” is cooking with gas on daytime television.
The panel show – co-hosted by Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Bailon – has been renewed for a third and fourth season by Fox TV Stations. According to Deadline.com, it’s the first syndicated talk show in years to earn renewals past Season 2. It’s also the first freshman or sophomore syndicated talk show this season to get a pickup for next fall.
Nationally, “The Real” is up +14% in the key women 25-54 demo, one of only four talk shows in the past 10 years to post sophomore-season ratings improvement.
Additionally, “The Real” is one of only two talk shows seeing national rating gains year-over-year this fall. Paired with “Wendy Williams” in 16 of the top 25 LPM markets, “The Real” is retaining 100% of its Wendy Williams lead-in share season to date with all key female demos.
“The series did not invent this genre of television program, nor are they only talk panel on television,” said WBDTD president Ken Werner. “But what ‘The Real’ has done is differentiate itself from the others, quickly becoming an original, distinct and entertaining hour that has giving viewers a reason to make an appointment each and every day.”
Below, Tamera says it’s the chemistry between the co-hosts that keeps viewers tuned in:
Below, a clip from “The Real” (airdate Oct. 29). Guests Ja Rule and his wife play “Rule or Rumor”: