Married To Medicine Series Premiere A Huge Sucess For Bravo
The controversial new reality show Married To Medicine debuted to record numbers for the Bravo television network. The series premiere had 2.0 million viewers, making it Bravo’s highest rated series premiere since Bethenny Getting Married? aired 3 years ago according to Reality Tea. The high ratings make it even less likely that Bravo will respond to critics who have been petitioning for the show’s cancellation since before it even aired. Part’s of the petition read:
Black female physicians only compose 1% of the American workforce of physicians. Due to our small numbers, the depiction of Black female doctors in media, on any scale, highly affects the public’s view on the character of all future and current African American female doctors.
Bravo’s “Married to Medicine” not only exploits the 6 lives of its Black female cast members, but, through its advertisements and commercials, heavily associates Black females in medicine with materialism, “cat fights”, and unprofessionalism.
Watch two clips from the first episode below, and let us know what you think:
In the first clip, one of the wives tries to keep her physician husband’s criminal record a secret from the girls.
In the next clip, Kari does not want to invite Quad, who is apparently crazy, to an event.