Shaunie O’Neal Says Folks Are Busy Complaining About BBW, But The Ratings Tell A Different Story

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August 28, 2013 ‐ By Jazmine Denise Rogers
Shaunie O'neal discusses 'Basketball Wives' ratings

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Countless “former” Basketball Wives fans have vowed that they’re done with the franchise. Boycotts have have even erupted as a result of the violence demonstrated on the show during past seasons. However, as much as folks swear they’re through with the controversial reality show, executive producer and cast member, Shaunie O’Neal, says that viewership is telling completely different story.

“As much as people complain, the numbers seem to show that they like it. It is what it is. I’m proud of this season more than any other, and I love that,” she told EBONY.

“I hope it doesn’t affect the numbers, but if it does, I’m still very proud of it. I wouldn’t change it for anything,” she added.

“I am looking forward to this season so much. I’m really proud of the finished product. You’ll see a lot of growth out of us. Don’t expect some Girl Scouts and us to be perfect, but you’ll definitely see that we have grown in our own different ways. I’m really proud of the outcome.”

She also claims that she and her fired co-star Jennifer Williams are on “good terms.”

“I haven’t spoke to Jenn [Williams] in quite some time, and the last time I did, we were on good terms. That decision came from the network itself. It wasn’t a production call, it was a network call. Once it gets to that point, it’s out of my hands.”

Shaunie went on to say that she’s interested in opening the franchise up to other cities.

“I would love to add another city. We have definitely talked about adding another city or maybe even two,” the mom of five revealed.

Have you been tuning in to Basketball Wives? If so, what do you think so far?

 

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  • CTheresa

    I love the show have been a faithful viewer since the beginning. No one is perfect if they argue they argue if they fight they fight if not I’m still tuning in. Regardless these are women regardless of race they go through some of what we go through. They have business, jobs and kids to raise. Why hate on them because of the bad things from the show. Its TV and entertaining and also good to see them rising on there own when there relationships end or are broken. It’s life. I LOVE BBW….

  • oj9561

    THIEF, HOPE THOSE YOUNG ONES TAKE HER FOR ALL THE MONEY SHE STOLE FROM SHAQ !!!!!!!!!!

  • Akathewiz

    Who wants to watch Tammie & Evelyn keep bullying the new or weaker cast members. Unless bbw producers hire someone to really check those two angry birds then I have no desire to watch. Shaunie is clearly two-faced & sits back to let them do her dirty work. So yeah basically I’m over this show.

  • SeeHere

    Jerry Springer had high ratings too. So high, that at one time Oprah started getting trashier trying to compete.

  • Dani

    I don’t know about those ratings but what I do know is I haven’t watched it. After they kicked off my favorite people and kept the trouble makers, I was done. I’m trying limit my reality show intake lol. I watch now LaLa show, million dollar listings, bar rescure, and Kimora’s show. No LHHATL/NY , BBWLA/MIA, RHWO (anything), or Married to Medicine (biggest reality show let down).

    • Dani

      I do still watch R&B Divas

  • Kristen

    I’ve never religiously watched BBW – just tuned in to a few episodes here and there in the past. I couldn’t continue watching that crap because basically it turned me off. I see myself as above that garbage and it’s disappointing that people find it entertaining. As Black women everyone sees us as loud and ready to fight. And when ppl see quiet Blacks who have their act together in public, we get stared at. That’s why I don’t watch the show. There’s nothing worse than seeing women dressed up and acting like animals.

  • Armintta Marshall Franklin

    I don’t care what see says, her show is garbage. One a pathetic way to portray black women. I am so glad my girlfriends don’t treat each other that way!

  • Shantavious

    I think its the beginning of the end for Ms. O’neal (i see she kept that last name) and her crew I think people are over their dramatics. What else can they do they’ve ostracized half the women on the show and continue to do so, tell me how do you film a show when these women can’t even be in each other’s presence without trying to bust each other in the head with wine bottles…there is no where else for them to go, but down from here. Good riddance ignant womens!

  • hollyw

    Guuurl please, you know you was on yo knees and been begging and crying – and doing damage control like a mothaplucka! – to get you another season. Now you talking about expansion. Like you didn’t experience the drop it ratings?? Pride before downfall.

    With the amount of backtracking each cast member has had to do since the reunion and first few episodes, I doubt it’ll continue to hold the last few ratchet-loving fans left. Good luck to her!

  • Shea

    Season one and I was done. Those “women” are vicious, and that energy is no good for me.. I be ready to jump through the screen and strangle somebody. That show literally makes me angry.

    I’ll look up the numbers myself. You can’t possibly expect to Shaunie to speak badly about her work.

  • emma

    Love it. I take it for what it is… ENTERTAINMENT!! I love getting off from work on Monday evenings to tune in. TV is drama the more drama the more ratings!!!

  • Hi-Liter

    Cocky Bish. I will be happy when people see the light and get these rachet broads off T.V.

  • Missy

    I think she’s saying this to have people tune in. Won’t work Shaunie.

    • B Cooper

      Exactly! Shaunie needs to accept the fact, seasons 2-4 are the reasons the ratings are going to drop, not because people are bored but because people are fed up! All of the violence especially season 4, that is why the ratings are going to go down, and also she preached for months on end about making a positive change and then got rid of the non-violent cast members.

      • JRoc85

        I don’t watch BBW like before (but I do keep up with the youtube recaps). That’s true, because the recent ratings were 1.9 million! That’s a HUGE DROP from the 3 million viewers that BBW use to get!!!

  • bluekissess

    I’ve watched and I think its boring. I keep watching in hopes of it becoming better. If I hear another Evelyn and Chad story I’m going to scream. They addressed the situation in the first episode no need for repeats and reminders

  • Patricia

    No. I have not watched Basketball Wives and will not be watching. I stopped watching it after season two. I encourage people to please stop watching it.

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