You should have seen the smile on my face when I read this. According to the Washington Post, this season’s finale drew the “smallest audience in the show’s 23 edition history.” Finally, there are consequences for your show being horrible. I originally thought that the show went south when its co-creator, Mary-Ellis Bunim, died in 1994. After doing further research though, I discovered that it hasn’t been good since the Chicago cast in 2002. Things officially began going downhill with Las Vegas. It was their highest rated show, and producers thought that they should continue the charade of drinking, fighting, and sex. The problem is that Las Vegas actually had a moderately compelling cast, which hasn’t happened since. Maybe this season’s ratings will finally be a wake-up call.