Southern Charm Ratings Tick Up

CHARLESTON-BASED REALITY TV SHOW DRAWING BIGGER AUDIENCES Bravo’s Southern Charm reality television show is saving the best for last – at least as far as its initial Nielsen ratings are concerned. The latest installment of the Charleston, S.C.-based docudrama drew 1.08 million viewers on Monday night – up from the…


Bravo’s Southern Charm reality television show is saving the best for last – at least as far as its initial Nielsen ratings are concerned.

The latest installment of the Charleston, S.C.-based docudrama drew 1.08 million viewers on Monday night – up from the 1.06 million it drew the previous week. That’s well above the 710,000 and 730,000 viewers the show drew for its second and third episodes back in March.

We credit that increase on the decision by the show’s producers to more prominently feature Kathryn Dennis … who we were raving about as a future star four years ago.

Dennis and her boyfriend – fellow Southern Charm star and former S.C. Treasurer Thomas Ravenel – recently announced the birth of their daughter, Kensington Calhoun Ravenel.

Also starring on the show? Former Real World San Diego star Cameran Eubanks (above), who has become a fan favorite.

Obviously Nielsen’s overnight ratings are just one component of its measurement tools – as the company also provides three- and seven-day DVR ratings, 30-day ratings, multi-platform ratings and Twitter ratings.

Once we’re a month out from Southern Charm‘s season finale, we’ll go back and take a look at each of those ratings – which network executives will lean on heavily in determining whether to green light the series for a second season.

So stay tuned … #Charmageddon may be here to stay!

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sconset April 18, 2014 at 2:54 pm

This is a show about high status idiots.

MaceSucks April 18, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Emphasis on “high.”

Jane April 18, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Not so, only 2 or 3 (Thomas, Whitney, Shep) of the cast are from money. The rest are nobodies middle class at best (Craig, Cameran, Jenna, JD, Kathryn)

Buz Martin April 18, 2014 at 7:34 pm

Kathryn is from a formerly prominent SC political family, though, middle class or not.

LM April 18, 2014 at 10:31 pm

Did you see her parents house in the show with the shutters falling off and the porch caved in, if you have any money you get that fixed. Everyone in Moncks Corner knows the family is flat broke, who your ancestors are wont buy you a cup of coffee.

plumber April 19, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Perhaps the broken shutters give the place what we call here in the South…character…After all, who would rob a place that more resembles a haunted house than a glorious , well- stocked abode?

Smirks April 18, 2014 at 3:00 pm

This show’s popularity will be used as evidence against humanity in some alien race’s trial to determine if we should continue to exist.

Phone Home, Free Food! April 18, 2014 at 3:20 pm

Yep, they’ll just use us for feed. Rightfully so…

CorruptionInColumbia April 18, 2014 at 7:43 pm

After watching our “reality” shows, I’m guessing they will more likely deem us fit for nothing more than wiping their asses.

easterndumbfuckastan April 18, 2014 at 7:06 pm

I’m picturing something like Qs trial of Humanity on ST:TNG and this showing up on the screen. Guilty as charged, and we all get blinked in to the abyss.

MaceSucks April 18, 2014 at 3:04 pm


Dice Man April 18, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Let’s not discount the intergalactic pull of Sic Willie’s guest appearances as a “consultant friend” of Thomas. Looking dapper in a blazer and freshly polished gourd, the show was sure to see a bump in the highly coveted over-60 NAMBLA demographic.

TJ April 18, 2014 at 3:16 pm

Cameran Eubanks is such a redneck bumpkin. Straight out of Anderson, SC. Not a bad looking girl, but boy is she country. Her family are just middle class bumpkins, no affluence in that group, and her upbringing shines through in the show, she’s a complete idiot about Charleston, yet they portray her as some expert, lol.

Tommy April 18, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Yeah, remember she said “girls outnumber guys 10 to 1 in Charleston”, 10 to 1, 10 to 1!!! Look up the US Census figures and there are actually more females in Charleston County than males. I guess she’s using redneck math there. Just one of the idiotic things she’s said. She’s worked selling perfume in a store in downtown Charleston the last 10 years, and the real estate career is just for the show. What do you expect I guess.

Jem April 18, 2014 at 4:27 pm

Carmen is awesome.
Re-read what you wrote in your first two sentences. Someone saying “girls outnumber guys 10 to 1 in Charleston” means there are more females than males in Charleston, which your Census data stat confirms. So Carmen’s redneck math proves the point you were making.

Tommy April 18, 2014 at 4:41 pm

No moron, i meant to say US Census figures show more males than females in Charleston County, in fact its 51.4% male to 48.6% female, OFFICIAL government numbers. Cameran says there are 10 to 1 females to males in Charleston County, that would be roughly 90% females, 10% males. That is an astoundingly ignorant and redneck thing to say. And that is just one of the moronic things she says about Charleston.

Jem April 18, 2014 at 5:56 pm

I’m a moron for reading what you first wrote exactly as you wrote it, and what…not knowing that you meant the complete opposite of what you actually wrote? Got it.
Looks like Tommy aka TJ has some grudges against the hot girl. Maybe she broke your heart or sprayed perfume in your face at that store you say she worked at!

PluffMud April 18, 2014 at 10:23 pm

Jem, you a truly a moron, 10 to 1 really??? Who cares what TJ or Tommy meant, for someone to live in Charleston and actually believe that when the reality is so far off is beyond words.PluffMud

Buz Martin April 18, 2014 at 7:37 pm

Tommy you didn’t write that right. You didn’t specify that the ratio was way off. You fucked up, admit it.

isscole April 20, 2014 at 11:42 pm

You wanna re-read your first two sentences and edit one of them? Don’t get confused and edit both or you’ll be right back where you started. Pick one.

Lisa April 18, 2014 at 4:44 pm

Cameran is a dum ignorant redneck. I know someone in the real estate office she interned for in the show, and they couldn’t belive Eve had that idiot in their office. She’s dum as dirt with a cute face.

Highclass April 19, 2014 at 11:01 am

And you are…?

ramses April 19, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Insecure much?

Thomas April 21, 2014 at 10:35 am

“Dum” huh?

memememee April 18, 2014 at 9:19 pm

She’s the star of the show and does a fabulous job…sure, she probably didn’t go to William and Mary or Smith and get a worthless degree…but she is more self-made than Chelsea Clinton…She seems articulate and, except for her infantile prayer at Thomas’ party, appears to have some depth…She is a great foil to the comical immaturity of the other cast members… I believe she just married an anesthesiologist…I suspect she has future in television…

Ann April 18, 2014 at 10:21 pm

Anestesiologist? That is middle class at best nowaday. This isn’t the 1980’ss when that was considered doing well, nowadays those people are laughed out by the people making real money in business.

sarasson April 19, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Anesthesiologists make pretty decent money. The man live on the waterfront in Charleston, drives a Ferrari, goes to F1 Grands Prix and takes beautiful women to Bora Bora. I WISH that were a middle class lifestyle. He may not be making CEO money, but those assholes are all thieves, so screw em’. At least he’s making a positive contribution to the world as a doctor.

Louis April 19, 2014 at 6:03 pm

BS- you are making up a load of bull. I know him, his last name is Wimberly, he’s paying off student loans and was renting an apartment last time I talked to him and he drives a regular average car. He is far from wealthy and will be paying back his loans the next several years before he makes any real money. Go away you troll

sarasson April 19, 2014 at 6:27 pm

I’m no troll and I know what his last name is. A quick Google and Facebook search will verify what I say. Both he and Cameran have posted pics of their backyard and it IS waterfront. Within the last two years Cameran has posted pics of them together from both Bora Bora and the Texas Formula One Grand Prix. And a Google search will return a story about him displaying his Ferrari at a local car meet. He may well have loans to repay, and maybe he’s living beyond his means as many Americans do, but they are not currently living a “middle class” lifestyle.

Louis April 19, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Both of them are on my Facebook, and he drives a Toyota SUV, I’ve seen it myself the past year. They dont live on the waterfront, he lives in an apartment complex in West Ashley, maybe not now but the past year he did. You are looking at pictures from his vacations and making assumptions through that??? Ha Ha Ha!!! And you obviously dont know him, and are some troll. The guy is in debt if anything from grad school he was 2 years behind me, Ive talked to him about this very subject when I’ve been out with him before, and is nowhere near what you think. But this is pointless anyway, the people who know him like me know the truth anyways, trolls can think what they want.

sarasson April 19, 2014 at 7:15 pm

Did you even read my original post?! You need to work on your reading comprehension. He seems like a decent enough person and it was pretty much a defense of the guy. I merely disagreed with Ann’s assertion that he is middle-class by today’s standards. And I never claimed to know him personally, but yes, you can glean certain things by observing the way people live. And I never said he drives a Ferrari daily, just that he has(had) one. Like I said, he may be living beyond his means, but he does appear to be living well nonetheless.

Bora Bora, from Cameran herself:
His Ferrari:
If disqus allowed I could post a pic of them at the F1 GP wearing Ferrari hats.

Don April 19, 2014 at 7:27 pm

Different Wimberly, the guy who owns the Ferrari is in his 50’s and lives on Kiawah, I’ve talked to him him before. And as the person said above any average Joe can take a vacation to a tropical island, that is hardly a sign of affluence. And buying a ticket and attending a Formula One Grand Prix? Really? Some people have a lot to learn.

sarasson April 19, 2014 at 7:32 pm

If it is in fact a different guy from Charleston, fair enough. But the circumstantial evidence is pretty overwhelming that it’s him. And no, the average Joe cannot afford Bora Bora and F1 trips. You have to live in a bubble of privilege to believe that.

Don April 19, 2014 at 7:39 pm

CIrcumstancial evidence my butt, Ive met the guy he’s retired and lives at Kiawah and has a second home there. I attend car shows all the time down here. General admission to a Formula One race starts at $49, thats all it takes to attend one and take a picture at one. Thanks for the entertainment of the day!

GrahamNeedsToGO April 19, 2014 at 7:48 pm

^Wowza! Someone got a butt spanking!

sarasson April 19, 2014 at 7:50 pm

You are clearly the troll between the two of us.

isscole April 20, 2014 at 11:41 pm

You were. He just put lipstick on a pig, that’s all.

Zing April 19, 2014 at 8:02 pm

Of epic proportions

sarasson April 19, 2014 at 7:50 pm

So, you just happen to know both Jason Wimberly’s from the Charleston, SC area? Wow, you do get around.

Circumstantial evidence:
1. Article states owner of Ferrari as “Jason Wimberly of Charleston”. How many can there be?
2. Jason and Cameran attended F1 event pictured wearing ‘Ferrari’ hats.
3. Jason Wimberly, per his Facebook page, is a member of a local car club, so he is a “car guy”.

And admission may only be $49, (assuming they bought the cheapest seats), but then you add round-trip airfare for two, lodging for two for several days, food for two, concessions, souvenirs, ect. It ain’t cheap.

Zing April 19, 2014 at 8:04 pm

Its called a vacation honey, people take them all the time.

Donkeybrook April 19, 2014 at 8:24 pm

No, only the rich do, for real. Or is it for real?

sarasson April 19, 2014 at 11:20 pm

Agreed. I never said he was dripping in money, only that he is doing well for himself.

Jess April 19, 2014 at 10:35 pm

You know it aint cheap to attend a sporting event, lodging, concessions, hotdogs, beer, pretzels, souvenirs, the plane ticket, you know everyday people just dont do that, those 150 million people that attend these sporting events each year, these are the top 1%, did you hear me the top 1%, and you see here, I just found out through my google search that Jason and Cameran own at least 4 houses, I have proof, pictures of them at different houses, and a resort, and not just one Ferrari, a whole collection of lets see hear, a BMW, whats that 2 Benz in this picture, and thats got to be a Lambo, you can see it in the pictures, and my research also just discovered…. OMG- This has to be the idiot of the year, I think this is it, Will.

sarasson April 19, 2014 at 11:18 pm

Nice misrepresentation of my argument. You can’t debate a mob, so I’ll take my leave here.

isscole April 20, 2014 at 11:40 pm

Good idea. You’re being attacked by the same person using multiple usernames. Best to tap out.

sarasson April 21, 2014 at 10:47 am

I never considered that possibility. You might be right.

isscole April 20, 2014 at 11:39 pm

How many usernames are you going to go through to make your point?

sarasson April 21, 2014 at 10:46 am

I don’t know what the truth is about the Ferrari, but if I got it wrong then I apologize. It was an honest mistake based on solid circumstantial evidence. However, that doesn’t affect the meat of my argument. The median average income in this country is about $51k. The average income for an anesthesiologist is $330k. Even if he’s only making $230k a year that is still 4X the national average. Not middle class. He is doing very well for himself.

Doc April 21, 2014 at 6:26 pm

I think there is truth in both viewpoints here. Most doctors live an above middle class lifestyle no question, I would call it upper middle class. On the other hand, the rich upper class are by and large small business owners, businessman, real estate investors, etc. Very few doctors fall in this catagory. Its a comfortable upper midle class profession. Now days practicing medicine is not nearly as lucrative as it once was, most doctors do not see any real money until several years in their practice and most have huge debt coming out of medical school. Also, overhead, regulation, Medical malpractice insurance (can easily run over 50k a year for an MD) have put a serious crimp on what a doctor takes home. That 330k you mention in a doctors prime (think 40-60 years old) is really less than 200k take home pay. So most doctors do well, but its rarely a way to get rich in todays world. Regardless, why speculate about someone, this is a fools errand, he could be 200-300k in debt with a heavily financed car and house or be in the clear with money in the bank. You’ll find doctors in both catagories 5-10 years into their practice.

isscole April 20, 2014 at 11:38 pm

You actually do sound really jealous.

Unbelievably Stupid April 19, 2014 at 7:19 pm

“Cameran has posted pics of them together from both Bora Bora and the Texas Formula One Grand Prix” Because it takes all of a few thousand dollars to take a vacation to Bora Bora and fly to Texas and pay $150 for a ticket to go to a Formula One Grand Prix. This is a sign of a multi millionaire I tell ya!!! No this would make him a multi multi millionaire!!! Lol……………………..

sarasson April 19, 2014 at 7:26 pm

When did I say he was a multi-millionaire? But truthfully, if you can blow thousands on traveling and owning/maintaining a Ferrari you’re doing well above average. And good for him, doctors deserve to live well.

Clem April 19, 2014 at 8:06 pm


isscole April 20, 2014 at 11:34 pm

Uh, a google search tells us his first and last name. “Last time I talked to him”. Oh get OVER yourself. You sound so stupid.

isscole April 20, 2014 at 11:33 pm

Anesthesiologists do well now and always will. Any person “making real money in business” who laughs out someone with that much education is just as nouveau as you are. Intelligent people appreciate education. Douchebuckets knock it.

Beth April 18, 2014 at 10:27 pm

Cameron is hillbilly white trash. No question about that. And her husband is a total douche, he lived in my apartment complex and hung out with himself. Cameron, aka redneck girl, was his first date, at 32, lol

Highclass April 19, 2014 at 10:58 am

You sound jealous, bitter, and ignorant….

euwe max April 19, 2014 at 1:02 pm

You sound jealous, bitter, and ignorant….

The Republican ruling class.

henri April 19, 2014 at 2:36 pm

…Joined hand-in-hand by the Democrat ruling class, of course.

euwe max April 19, 2014 at 2:46 pm

You’d hold hands with a Republican?

sarasson April 19, 2014 at 4:36 pm

I didn’t realize it was so douchey to be quiet and dedicate your life to becoming a doctor. You learn something new everyday ;).

isscole April 20, 2014 at 11:30 pm

What does it matter if his first date was at 11 or 32? He’s married now. Also, nobody cares who lived in your complex.

Squishy123 April 21, 2014 at 9:15 am

Did he marry the first girl to touch him in his special place?

sarasson April 21, 2014 at 10:41 am

Not just married, but married to a drop-dead gorgeous woman who is funny, kind and down-to-earth. A guy could do much, MUCH worse.

John April 18, 2014 at 3:20 pm

Will is enjoying his new career as T-Rav’s fluffer.

Gregory Geddings April 18, 2014 at 6:27 pm

He’s a whole lot cuter than Will’s main squeeze, Howard Rich.

SCBlues April 18, 2014 at 8:58 pm

The winner of the Post of the Day Award!

Gregory Geddings April 19, 2014 at 8:18 am

Thanks! Please note that, once again, Will has inspired me to create a new series of “Z-TAC” photoshops. Z-TAC is a moniker that Will assigned to me some months back. It stands for Zero Talent Ass Clown.


euwe max April 19, 2014 at 1:00 pm

you should have called it Too Tall to Fall.

Gregory Geddings April 19, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Sounds like a plan. How ’bout 2Limp2Ball ?

euwe max April 19, 2014 at 1:33 pm

Your strength is certainly in the stream of consciousness and humorously ironic gnarled edge of reality… I’d think a naive hero unaware of his own power, surrounded by gothic horror and the intrigues of slithery alien life mixed with the discovery of a book of metaphysical laws.. you would achieve immortality when you reveal that it was all a grand metaphor for the present day Republicans/Tea Party.

Gregory Geddings April 19, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Can I use that quote on the back of my soon to be published tell-all book?

euwe max April 19, 2014 at 2:49 pm

that’d be even better than the inside of the dust jacket!

Gregory Geddings April 20, 2014 at 8:26 am

Not familiar with Berg. Did a search and got too much to shift through. Does he have a first name? Link?
I read this article by Paul Craig Roberts a few days ago. It is one of the best exposes of libertarian “privatization” of public functions out there. Libertarianism is crony capitalism carried to the extreme.

euwe max April 20, 2014 at 12:10 pm

There is no Berg.

That was just my feeble attempt at campy, on-line fiction.

euwe max April 19, 2014 at 5:38 pm

Have you ever thought of contacting Berg and exploring the possibility of a theater of the absurd book on the Republican/Libertarian/Tea Party? I’d *love* to be involved in something like that… He’s good with the arc of the storyline, editors, publishers… and he’s probably got access to some good drugs too!

He tried to get me to review something he was writing, but it was about divorce and friends and shit…. his real strength is being wasted!

It might lead to movies, riches… oh.. wait.. um.. that would be bad, right?

Inciteful April 19, 2014 at 5:50 am

What’s that brown stuff on Will’s nose? Sniff,…Sniff,…Kinda smells like the downstream droppings of T-Rav’s gastric system!

Dr. Phil April 18, 2014 at 3:26 pm

I wonder if the young mother is smoking around the newborn.

Squishy123 April 18, 2014 at 3:58 pm


Chain smoking cum-dumpster is more appropriate.

Deo Vindice SC April 18, 2014 at 4:18 pm

Tango just blew a load of republcan cumm. Heil

Norma April 20, 2014 at 12:30 pm

either swallow or spit it out

GrandTango April 18, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Yeah, I heard the audience doubled…From 2 viewers to 4…once Sanford and his GF got back to the US, from Argentina…The FITS and Sanfords are big fans…The only fans…

TV Critic April 18, 2014 at 4:51 pm

It will be gone in a few months.

Deo Vindice SC April 18, 2014 at 4:55 pm

Any male that would not fuck her say I

Squishy123 April 18, 2014 at 7:14 pm

She’s about as attractive as a dirty ashtray with a used condom in it.

euwe max April 18, 2014 at 7:43 pm


she smells nice..

she’s soft..

and she probably feels real good.

I don’t know where you got the word “attractive” – did you mean something else?

Attraction isn’t all there is to a woman… but the lights are definitely on.

Gregory Geddings April 19, 2014 at 2:24 pm

I’m getting hard thinking about that ashtray imagery…

euwe max April 19, 2014 at 5:35 pm

I know.. it has that “dirty” aspect of carefree abandon… it gets away from that whole “honey, did you hear something downstairs? Go check!”… “your phone is ringing, it might be important”… and “ow, my hair!”

GrandTango April 18, 2014 at 7:45 pm

Ever wonder why the STD rate is high in SC….lay down w dogs….and you know what they say….

GT Loves Them Bitches April 18, 2014 at 10:33 pm

You wind up with BigT fucking your best hound?

GrandTango April 19, 2014 at 9:37 am

I knew that’d P!$$ you off…
You all get the maddest, when I take you own ignorance, posted by you, and show you how it defines the mess we’re in…

GT Loves Them Bitches April 19, 2014 at 1:20 pm

Nobody pissed off here…just clowning in your honor, dog fucker.

Bible Thumper April 18, 2014 at 8:06 pm

Kathryn Dennis having a baby was part of the original script. I bet the issue of paternity will be the cliff hanger next season.

Bible Thumper April 18, 2014 at 8:13 pm

Who is the unfocused flesh colored blob behind her?

YallCalmDown April 19, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Will Folks

aikencounty April 18, 2014 at 9:39 pm

They need to bring in the Bessinger “bimbo”.

Jay Ellington April 18, 2014 at 11:50 pm

Great, she’s certainly headed for a recording studio in the next year. Right? Isn’t that what all talentless starlets do as the next big step in their meaningless “careers”?

JJEvans April 19, 2014 at 3:25 am

Either that or release a sex tape.

euwe max April 19, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Has anyone else noticed that she’s having sex?

Native Ink April 19, 2014 at 2:16 pm

I heard she was in a Girls Gone Wild video. Anyone seen it?

sarasson April 19, 2014 at 4:12 pm

She hosted some GGW parties, she did not get naked.

Native Ink April 19, 2014 at 4:27 pm


isscole April 20, 2014 at 11:27 pm

Please. She got naked. Maybe just not on film. But this girl? Come on. She didn’t wake up alone.

Manray April 19, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Sic must be receiving a little “grease” from Bravo as much space as he fills touting this show.

euwe max April 19, 2014 at 5:32 pm

The summer of love was, in my humble opinion, anyway, due to the willingness of beautiful young women to have extramarital sex with establishment suits.. introducing them to the world beyond material possessions… drugs, sex.. rock and roll…

They eventually came out of it, but it had a very long lasting effect.

I like the current trend of “geek is the new sexy” – maybe we can convert a few of these sweaty pigs into creative, useful members of society.

I volunteer to be one of the first sweaty pigs to be converted.

Squishy123 April 20, 2014 at 9:40 am

Did you see the picture of her in The State this morning? Without makeup she’s absolutely hideous, I mean maybe a 3 on the scale of 1-10, and that’s just one point for each boob and a working vagina. I bet ol’ T-Rav had to take a double dose of Viagra that night.


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