Inside The Real's ratings struggle and major cast drama as rumors swirl the talk show is CANCELED after eight seasons

Inside The Real's ratings struggle and major cast drama as rumors swirl the talk show is CANCELED after eight seasons

While The Real is facing cancellation rumors after eight seasons, this isn't the first time the show has appeared to be in danger.

From suffering low ratings to multiple resignations from the cast, the talk show's fate has been hanging in the balance for years.

A source exclusively told The Sun that The Real is facing its lowest numbers yet.

The insider said: "The Real has seen abysmal numbers since the beginning and it's most recently hit a new low at .3.

"That equates to roughly 300,000 viewers, leaving almost at the very bottom of the daytime talk show barrel."

They added: "While there have been rumors and expectations that the show would be canceled soon, some figured the hosts just weren't making enough to warrant a cancelation."

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A separate insider at the show denied the cancellation rumors that have been swirling this week, saying there's "no truth" to them.

The Real is in its eighth season with hosts: Garcelle Beauvais, Adrienne Bailon, Loni Love and Jeannie Mai Jenkins.

However, there have been several dramatic feuds and shakeups in the panel over the years.

Back in 2016, Tamar Braxton was fired from The Real after three seasons of hosting the show.

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The reason for her firing was never revealed, but rumors swirled that she was difficult to work with and that she didn't get along with her other cohosts.

There were also claims that Loni Love had a hand in Tamar being booted from the show – something she denied.

Last year, the singer revealed she struggled with depression in the aftermath of her firing.


"The first time I knew that things weren’t normal is when everything went down with the real. I was in my bedroom, it was completely dark,” she said on Taraji P. Henson’s Facebook Watch show.

You don’t shower, you don’t eat and you don’t know what day of the week it is or the time, and you don’t care.”

Tamar added: “I was able to hide it enough to pull myself, barely, out of there. And then I go back to the same toxic lifestyle dealing with everything that happened to me prior and that is continually happening to me. From day to day, I was just barely sliding by.”

Back in 2020, The Real was hit with further drama as cohost Amanda Seales quit because she claimed the show "lacked Black voices at the top".

"I left The Real because it was breaking my spirit," she told comedian Godfrey on Instagram Live after leaving.


"I was being asked to not talk about certain things that felt like a betrayal to my people.

"And then on top of that, I didn't want to be somewhere that I felt like people weren't being honest with me and where people felt scared of me because of my Black woman-ess."

The comedian quit in June of that year and said at the time: "I'm not at a space where, as a full Black woman, I can have my voice and my co-workers also have their voices and where the people at the top are not respecting the necessity for Black voices to be at the top, too."


There was another bombshell as Tamera Mowry also quit The Real just one month later after seven years.

Over a year before her departure, sources had claimed Tamera was feuding with her cohosts Adrienne and Jeannie over her high salary.

Tamera was earning the most, Loni was the second-best paid and Adrienne and Jeannie were only being paid a third of the other women's salaries, according to

The Sister Sister star reportedly refused to help Adrienne and Jeannie get a raise, leading to threats of a staged walkout.

An insider also claimed that Tamera wasn't "keeping it real" with viewers by refusing to acknowledge her Republican views and skirting around her support for Donald Trump on air.

A source claimed: "Once they won the Emmy, Jeannie and Adrienne started complaining about how they knew they weren't being compensated the same as their fellow co-hosts Loni and Tamera. They were even talking about staging a walk out. 

"Initially, they wanted both Tamera and Loni to support them in their quest to get better deals on the show, but when both ladies declined that definitely meant that lines were drawn."

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