SISTER Wives ratings have dropped by nearly 1 million viewers per episode, as fans have been slamming patriarch Kody Brown for favoriting fourth wife Robyn, The Sun can exclusively reveal.
Season 14 of Sister Wives ended strong on April 12, 2020 with 2,381,000 viewers tuning in.
Ratings for Sister Wives have dropped by nearly 1 million viewersCredit: TLC
The April 5, 2020 episode also brought in large viewership with 2,394,000.
But Season 15 hasn’t been as successful, as the February 14, 2021 premiere lost nearly 1 million viewers with 1,429,000 watching.
The February 21 episode had 1,482,000 viewers, while the February 28 show had 1,565,000.
But fortunately for Kody, 52, and his four wives Meri, 50, Janelle, 51, Christine, 48, and Robyn, 42, the Season 14 premiere started off low as well, as ratings were 1,731,000 for the January 5, 2020 episode before increasing throughout the season.
The ratings plunge comes as fans have been slamming Kody for favoriting wife RobynCredit: TLC
The ratings plunge comes as Kody has received major backlash this season for his favoritism of wife Robyn while he struggles in his marriage to his other wives.
On the season premiere of Sister Wives, Janelle sat the family down to discuss how they have been distant from each other since their move to Flagstaff, Arizona.
Kody shocked the wives when he said he’s “not an advocate of plural marriage anymore.”
He explained: “I am more aware now than I ever was before the apparent and obvious unfairness in a relationship. I have all the love I want and you guys sometimes feel like you’re pining constantly for me to give you some.”
Kody has had marital issues with his other three wivesCredit: TLC
Christine said her husband ‘disrupts’ her routine when he comes overCredit: TLC
Christine admitted it’s “super hard to hear” and revealed her struggle with polygamy and jealously.
She told the group: “We only see him once or twice a week. He’s only there in the evenings. We don’t see him any other time. When he comes over, he disrupts the entire schedule we have. We don’t know when he’s coming home. There is so much to cram into a few hours and it’s so stressful. I guess I wouldn’t know because you’re always holding your phone.”
Kody shockingly responded in his confessional: “Christine is speaking her truth. When I am on my phone, it’s because I don’t feel like engaging in her. It’s not an addiction to the phone. It’s an excuse to separate from the angst in our relationship.”
Kody divorced Meri to be able to legally marry RobynCredit: TLC
As for first wife Meri, who he divorced to be able to marry Robyn legally, their years of marital strife continued on Sunday’s episode.
Kody said: “For all my marriage with Meri, I felt like she unloads her emotions into a burden that I’m supposed to carry. I’m not carrying this burden because there’s no reason that I should.
“I haven’t put effort into that relationship specifically because I have three other relationships that are rewarding and wholesome with children that need me, need to see me.”
Meri added: “I’m really careful about pushing Kody because I don’t want him to feel like I am being demanding or pushy or anything like that. I feel like I’ve made it known to hm enough where I want the relationship to go as far as even just moving forward and just starting to figure things out.
Meri said she is leaving the ball in ‘his court’ when it comes to her marital issuesCredit: TLC
“It’s best to leave the ball in his court.”
Kody then said: “Neither of us see value in the relationship because if Meri and I really wanted to be together, we would.”
On Twitter, one fan fired at Kody: “The difference is that my husband can’t run to another wife’s house and hide for three years! He has to stand up and face the issues. Marriage is about choosing to love your spouse even when it gets hard. Fix your issues with Meri and all your other issues will be fixed too!”
Kody fired back: “Do you live in my homes? Do you think you know me? Grow up! You are making huge and unknowing assumptions.”
Kody shares 18 children with wives Meri, Robyn, Janelle and ChristineCredit: TLC
Another fan fired on Twitter: “Things went downhill when Robyn joined the family but that’s not all Robyn’s fault. Kody was so obviously in lust with Robyn he neglected his other wives. #sisterwives #TLC.”
Kody shot back: “Hey JACKWAGON! You never new [sic] this family without Robyn. She has blessed us as each wife would agree. #SisterWives.”
One fan responded on Reddit: “Where’s this energy for the rest of the wives, Kody?”
During the coronavirus pandemic, fans speculated Kody quarantined with Robyn and their children in their $890,000 mansion just outside of Flagstaff, as he was rarely spotted with his other wives on social media.
Neighbors told The Sun in December that the couple and their kids barely leave the property.
Fans also speculated Kody spent Thanksgiving with Robyn, as his other wives were seemingly alone for the holiday with their children.
Fans have speculated Robyn is his ‘favorite’ wifeCredit: TLC
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