4/8 UPDATE: Bravo confirmed that Thicker Than Water has been renewed for Season 2! Ben Tankard tweeted that they are currently filming for a fall premiere:
— Ben Tankard (@BenTankard) April 8, 2014
Last Sunday, Bravo earned it’s highest rated night EVER in network history. Some of the credit for that success is owed to the Season 1 finale of Bravo’s new series Thicker Than Water, which earned season-high ratings with 2.3 million total viewers. This helped push the freshman series to average over 1.8 million total viewers on the season. To put these numbers in perspective, Thicker Than Water beat out Season 1 of Vanderpump Rules, Married To Medicine, Newlyweds: The First Year and Below Deck. All of which were picked up for second seasons. Heck, 1.8 million total viewers is about the same as what The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8 averaged. So, will Thicker Than Water be greenlit for a second season? I’d say without a doubt.
Granted, some of Thicker Than Water’s success is due to it’s prime Sunday night slot with The Real Housewives of Atlanta as a lead-in, but I think there was most definitely some really good entertaining stuff going on there in the Tankard household. I have to say that I was sold on the Tankards pretty much from episode 1. To me, they brought just the right mix of likeability and controversy. Jewel hosting her self-righteous millionairess club meetings and repeating affirmations about growing her net worth into the mirror every morning was just zany enough to be endearing. Ben preaching about how god wants everyone in his church to be rich ruffled a lot of feathers but then we see him put his money where his mouth is, handing out $100 bills to members of his congregation. All of the “kids” were entertaining in their own ways, too. And, what really shone through the season overall was how much love all of those Tankards really seem to have for each other. Sure, they love money and are all about being wealthy, but it’s impressive to see how well they’ve blended their two families.
So, overall, I’d say it’s a safe bet that we’ll be seeing more of the Tankards in Season 2 of Thicker Than Water, assuming they’re on board. I’ll be sure to keep you posted as soon as I hear anything official from Bravo!
What do you think? Would you like to see more Thicker Than Water on Bravo?