Reality Steve

Reader Emails

“Reader Emails,” Jordan, Ratings, & the “Baby Bachelorette”

Photo Credit: ABC

Any of you ever owned a parrot? You know, like the “Polly want a cracker” kind? By the way, where did that phrase come from? Did a famous parrot say that at some point? Was that from a commercial or something? How come every time anyone wants to do a parrot impression it’s always “Polly want a cracker?” Anyway, my point being have you ever owned one of those where you just try and get them to repeat what you say? I feel like US Weekly is becoming my parrot. Like, I spoil something on my site, then they just repeat it in their magazine with “sources say” stories. It truly is embarrassing for them. And again, I make this point every time I bring them up, but they HAVE mentioned me in their magazine before, so it’s not like they can’t do it. Take this week’s issue that hits newsstands today. This is almost verbatim what I told you on May 23rd when I revealed the spoilers. Really? You’re going to be that blatant and claim exclusivity on this? Hilarious. Lets start counting the weeks now. I believe last week on their cover (not the main picture) but on the cover they had the story of JoJo’s “cheating guys” or whatever. Now this week she’s got the cover. I want to count how many weeks in a row a “Bachelorette” story is on their front page. I bet you it’s every week through the end of the season. Lets keep an eye on it.

Get your “Dr. Reality Steve” emails in for tomorrow. I only have two right now, so lets get that up to 6 or 8 by tomorrow, how bout’ it? Is that asking too much? It shouldn’t be. I’m sure all of you have something that’s driving you nuts in your relationship/marriage/sex life. That’s what I’m here for. To help the world.

I completely forgot the last two weeks to mention the “Bachelorette” ratings. Oops. Lets start with two weeks ago, which was episode 5 in Uruguay. That episode drew 7 million viewers and a 2.1 rating in the 18-49 demo. Kaitlyn’s 5th episode last season drew 6.2 million and a 1.8 rating. Ratings are in from Monday, and the episode had 6.9 million viewers and a 2.0 rating. Kaitlyn’s 6th episode last season drew 6.6 million and a 2.0 rating. So JoJo’s season continues to outperform Kaitlyn’s on a weekly basis outside of the premiere episode. Hence the reason I don’t pay attention to people who say they don’t watch or this season sucks. 7 million people seem to disagree. As does my traffic this season. So keep it comin’ people.

Yesterday I saw a story on my Facebook news feed, and then I saw our AYTO and RHOC/BH recapper Nell Kalter tweet it out and it immediately triggered something in me. Doesn’t this sky slide look exactly like something the “Bachelor” will do for a date next season when they’re in LA? Any woman applying for next season to be on the show, in the application where it asks for your fears, if you really want to go down that sky slide next season, be sure to write “I’m afraid of heights and I definitely don’t want to go down that new sky slide in LA.” You’re almost guaranteed then to get a 1-on-1 doing that exact thing. You’re welcome.

And finally, forgot to post Monday’s night’s 3rd episode of the “Baby Bachelorette” from Jimmy Kimmel’s show. The dreaded 2-on-1 date happens and sh**s about to get real. Buckle up.

Page 1 of 41234


  1. j1scarlett

    June 29, 2016 at 9:17 AM

    Regarding the knights and castles email, yeah everything back then was pretty simple, women were basically treated like property, especially the ones from rich enough families to end up with princes/knights. Disney movies arent real life.

  2. angelfish

    June 29, 2016 at 12:26 PM

    Don’t forget the real possibility of dying in childbirth, no modern dental care, no running water and terrible wi-fi reception!

    I don’t actually read most of the letters, as most refute the assertion that “there’s no such thing as a stupid question”. Because this website gets a lot of those. A LOT.

    And I think Steve has incredible patience, but that IS his job. If he posted one single column each week, I’d be more critical of his construction and proofreading skills. But as he does post 3 columns recapping 2 current shows, live tweeting both shows and other Twitter updates, plus updating on at least 2 upcoming seasons, I personally can bypass the occasional misspelling or subject/verb disagreement.

    His entertainment value to me far exceeds his need to exhibit perfect grammar and spelling. Of course, YMMV.

    Those kids on the Baby Bachelorette are adorable and do a really good job staying focused. I’m impressed.

  3. cjscjs711

    June 29, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    Yes, correcting one’s grammar and performing Spellcheck on one’s work can be time consuming, but that is what’s expected of many many people who write and do not earn a six-figure income.

    On the subject of writing, I was recently reading artist Wanda Gag’s published journals and even though edited, had a lot of ho-hum moments in them. Then last night I was reading an old journal of mine – same criticism! How many people write a journal with an international audience in mind, and Andi clearly didn’t – which she readily admits! She said she thought about editing or rewriting parts of it but decided to leave it in it original, authentic, un-rewritten form. It’s what people use a journal for – to vent their feelings, preserve accurate memories, etc. People who liked Andi will probably like her book. People who didn’t like her, will probably still not like her. Andi’s a smart woman, she’s pretty much an ordinary woman, and her journal is going to be – ordinary. Just about a D-List celebrity as well. JMO

  4. rob22

    June 29, 2016 at 5:27 PM

    So, JoJo’s into this for her brand. Rajahs is into this for his brand. Rajahs and JoJo are interested in knocking boots in the Fantasy Suite….. And they will both go their own ways by September, at the latest. The End. No wonder they had to keep Chad around so long. God this is a boring season. I’ve totally lost interest. Everyone is so blatantly insincere. Can’t they fake it any better than this? The “I’m falling in love with you lines” are flat out laughably phony. Why don’t they all just meet at a pickup bar, go home together and have JoJo do the walk of shame. That’s what normal insincere people do.

  5. supersparklyday

    June 29, 2016 at 6:30 PM

    Andi’s comment to Nick about his fiance-type stuff comment being “below the belt”, was for him revealing it on national tv and with her fiance being in the back room, watching it – and once he did that, the gloves were off and he was never going to get a “good review”,the wanker that he is. So Andi mentioning the bad sex was a thank you for that – and Nick earned it.

  6. justforfun

    June 30, 2016 at 12:14 AM

    I just watched “watch what happens live” with Andy Cohen. One of the actresses from Unreal was on. She slammed the bachelor franchise, saying that Unreal is not far from the truth.

    Maybe that’s why I have lost interest in this season of the bachelorette, it seems so fake, and forced. More so than previous seasons. I blame it on bad casting. I am losing interest fast.

    Three engagements on BIP? Complete joke on the viewers. I could see Carly & Evan making it possibly. They are both so desperate for anyone to love them. Kind of like Des & Chris.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

  © Copyright - All rights reserved

To Top

Privacy Preference Center

Close your account?

Your account will be closed and all data will be permanently deleted and cannot be recovered. Are you sure?