4/8 UPDATE: Bravo confirmed that Blood Sweat and Heels has been renewed for Season 2!
Bravo’s new series about six women living, working and drinking (a lot) in New York City wrapped this week with a deliciously catty clubhouse reunion. Blood Sweat And Heels kicked off in early 2014 with a group of up-and-coming movers and shakers in New York’s elite circles of real estate, fashion, and media. The all-female cast includes former “video vixen” turned realtor Melyssa Ford, real estate partner and high-society darling Brie Bythewood, modeling agency owner Mica Hughes, affordable-style expert Daisy Lewellyn, A Belle in Brooklyn blogger and author Demetria Lucas, and style and pop culture journalist Geneva S. Thomas.
BS&H fans will now be interested to find out if the series will be picked up for a second season. As per usual, so far we’ve had no official help from Bravo on figuring that out but we can still look to the usual indicators to make an educated guess.
Blood Sweat And Heels posted solid viewership numbers for it’s freshman season averaging 1,790,000 total viewers per episode. Interestingly, however, we saw a huge variation between weeks to arrive at that average. For instance, viewership peaked right out the gate at 2,475,000 for the premiere episode. Then, by episode 3, the series reached it’s lowest audience of the season at 1,424,000 total viewers. With a lead-in from The Real Housewives of Atlanta for the entirety of its season, I’m not sure what this lack of consistency says about the future for BS&H. Other recent new series which had RHOA as their lead-ins include Married to Medicine which averaged 1,804,778 total viewers and Thicker Than Water which averaged 1,841,875 total viewers. Each of these three series was clearly well-matched (and lucky) to follow the Atlanta Housewives. While Blood Sweat & Heels does come in a close last among this group, it still seems like the numbers are likely good enough to warrant a second season. Whether or not they’ll get lucky enough to follow RHOA again will, I’m betting, be an indicator of future success.
So far, all of the stars of Blood Sweat And Heels have all been mum on the prospect of returning for a second season. The only hint we got at the reunion was when Mica refused to answer Andy’s question about whether she and Terry were still together saying that we’d have to stay tuned for Season 2 “if it happens”.
I thought the show was an interesting and original take on life in the Big Apple. I kind of like the idea of Bravo doing shows about groups of younger, unmarried women without children and documenting what that period of life is like. It’s like a fresh, young version of Housewives and I haven’t seen any other series like this on television anywhere (correct me if I’m wrong?) Bravo seems to want to do a lot of mixed casts lately (The New Atlanta, Southern Charm, 100 Days of Summer) but I think that this all-female cast really struck a chord with Bravo audiences. I thought the “characters” in this cast were all unique and interesting. Each woman brought a really different vibe and I hope that if Blood Sweat and Heels does return that Bravo keeps the cast at least mostly together for Season 2.
What did you think about Blood Sweat and Heels? Would you like to see it return for Season 2 and, if so, would you keep the same cast?