Is MTV cancelling Teen Mom Young & Pregnant? Will there be a Reunion? (2023)

Fans of MTV’s Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant are up in arms this week after numerous cast members and people associated with production have been sharing the same text graphic suggesting that there may not be another season, or even a Reunion this season, if the ratings don’t improve. “Want another season of Teen Mom: Young + Pregnant?” the post asks. “Make sure you tune in, DVR + watch every Tuesday 9/8c! Let @MTV @TeenMom know! Tag them and use hashtags! #TeenMom #YoungAndPregnant #TMYP #MTV”

The plea to help save the show comes after multiple cast members have stated over the past couple weeks that they do not know if the show will be back or not. The not knowing seems especially concerning given that the current season is already fifteen episodes in!

So, how are the ratings for the show? Not good. Not good at all. However, there was a slight ray of hope last week, which may have been what inspired the social media campaign encouraging folks to tune in. (More on that in a minute.)

I will start with a brief overview of the show’s ratings since the very beginning. Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant premiered on March 12, 2018 with 666,000 viewers, which is pretty solid for a series debut. The ratings during Season 1 dipped a bit initially, but exploded when the show’s lead-in changed from Teen Mom OG to Teen Mom 2 nine weeks in!

The episode that aired after the Teen Mom 2 Season Premiere jumped from 609,000 the previous week to 854,000 viewers. The show enjoyed continued success for the remaining six episodes behind Teen Mom 2 as it averaged 851,000 viewers (minus Memorial Day weekend, which saw low numbers across the board.) Ratings peaked on May 21 when they cracked 900,000 by a hair.

I’m sure MTV was thrilled with the success of Teen Mom‘s youngest sibling as they announced it would be returning for a sophomore run in the fall. A little less than four months later, on October 15, the show returned for what MTV billed as Season 1b.

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It’s my understanding that MTV’s confusing labeling of seasons is due to contractual concerns with cast members. As someone who has been writing about the Teen Mom franchise since the start, let me just say that it is stupid and confusing for fans and for public discourse about the show. MTV can label the seasons however they want, but keep that subset lettering nonsense in house. When I post about a new trailer that just came out, it is RIDICULOUS that there is ALWAYS a bunch of confusion about what to call it! Ugh. Sorry for the rant there.

It will probably only make things more confusing, but I’m going to break down the various seasons of Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant into 1, 2 and 3 instead of MTV’s 1a, 1b, and 2.

Season 2 premiered with a bit of a dip at 646,000, but it’s pretty typical for a show to lose momentum after a break. Unfortunately for the show, it was all downhill from there. Over the course of the 11 episodes, the ratings averaged just over 551,000 per episode. The Reunion episode then laid a golden turd with a paltry 223,000 tuning in. Of course, those numbers weren’t helped by MTV’s decision to air it on New Year’s Eve.

After seemingly rushing Season 2 to capitalize on the show’s initial success, producers took their time putting together the next run. They also shook up the cast a bit as they cut Lexi Tatman and moved Jade Cline over to Teen Mom 2 to replace Jenelle Eason. Casting for the show seemed to be focused on drama as they replaced the relatively non-dramatic Lexi with drama bombs Rachel Beaver and Kiaya Elliott.

Season 3 premiered almost exactly a year after Season 2 on October 22. The ratings took another dip and fell to 410,000, which wasn’t too startling given the 12-month hiatus. It would be easy for the show to build on that number if viewers liked the show, and if there was a lot of buzz about it on social media.

Unfortunately for MTV, the ratings essentially flatlined, and actually went down over the course of the next 13 episodes. Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant Season 3 ratings averaged a paltry 405,000 through 15 episodes. The first four episodes of 2020 didn’t have another established Teen Mom show as a lead-in, and the ratings for those four episodes averaged only 370,000 viewers. That’s REALLY bad.

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As I’ve stated in pretty much every post I’ve done about show ratings over the past few years, especially MTV shows, the ratings game is a lot different now. There are numerous streaming platforms, DVRs are more common than ever, and networks like MTV offer a lot of their shows via their apps, which are not included in the Nielsen ratings. That being said, a non-competition reality show with five different shooting locations probably isn’t going to be viable with ratings this low — even with other online revenue streams.

I should also mention that the show’s low ratings aren’t due to people being tired of reality shows featuring teen parents. TLC’s Unexpected, which is roughly the same age as Young and Pregnant, is kicking ass in the ratings with more than a million viewers per episode on average. The most recent season featured multiple episodes with more than 1.5 million viewers tuning in!

I stated earlier in this post that there is a ray of hope for Young and Pregnant. In a bit of a surprise, last week’s episode saw a rather sizable bump in the ratings. 511,000 people tuned in, which is the highest number for the series since the Season 2 finale more than a year earlier.

I noticed that Siesta Key, which airs alongside Young and Pregnant on MTV on Tuesday nights, also saw a large bump in the ratings. That got me curious, and then I remembered that Tuesday night was Donald Trump’s State of the Union address! Even though Donald Trump is essentially turning Washington D.C. into a trashy reality show, it would make sense that there was a ratings bump for shows like Teen Mom and Siesta Key for people not interested in the Trump ‘n’ Pelosi Show.

#TeenMom #YoungAndPregnant returned Tuesday night with two new moms & two new episodes, but unfortunately for @MTV, the ratings were really low. #TeenMom2 ratings continue to slide as well after Jenelle's departure. #DontKillTheMessenger https://t.co/LfNm89ExDO

— Starcasm (@starcasm) October 26, 2019

Regardless, getting more than 500,000 viewers must have raised a few eyebrows at MTV! I would imagine that if the show was averaging above half a million that it would have a solid chance of a renewal. My guess is that the bump in the ratings triggered some optimism among producers and network execs, and that trickled down to the cast and others associated with the show. Thus, the text graphic plea for views.

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As far as the potential for a Reunion, it’s a little surprising that it is still up in the air at this point because they normally would have already filmed it. Obviously, a sustained ratings boost could convince MTV to throw something together in a hurry. To be honest, I would GREATLY appreciate a Reunion that wasn’t filmed more than six months prior.

#TeenMom #YoungAndPregnant dad Bar (aka Bariki Elimu Lockettsmith?!) has confirmed that he was recently arrested with a frustrated response to his mom Shen's numerous posts about it. Get a full recap of all the social media drama over the past couple days! https://t.co/prKCUlQ5N3 pic.twitter.com/xPSyXN9212

— Starcasm (@starcasm) February 7, 2020

In summary, the text graphic is right. If you want a Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant Reunion and/or a new season, then more people need to be tuning in. Unfortunately, the message is probably just preaching to the choir in that most of the people seeing it are more than likely tuning in already.

We will be checking the ratings for this week’s episode and will update once the numbers are in. Do you think the show will be able to maintain it’s State of the Union level, or will it drop back down to the season average?

UPDATE – The ratings for the new episode are in, and the viewership fell right between the State of the Union episode and the season average as 438,000 tuned in.

UPDATE – The February 18 episode ratings seems to suggest that the numbers are flattening back out. 405,000 tuned in for that episode.

(Video) Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant cast has just 3 days to save show from cancellation as MTV makes decisi

The #YoungAndPregnant Season Finale ratings were up, but will it be enough to save the series? (It is the only 1 of 4 #TeenMom expansions since #TeenMom2 to last more than 1 season.) We take a look at the numbers as @MTV reportedly mulls over the decision. https://t.co/RjUsdPUUlc

— Starcasm (@starcasm) February 29, 2020

UPDATE – The Season Finale numbers were up, but will it be enough to save the show? Click the link in the tweet above for a final breakdown of the numbers!

Is MTV cancelling Teen Mom Young & Pregnant? Will there be a Reunion? (3)

FAQs

Will there be a Teen Mom: Family Reunion 2? ›

The next season of Teen Mom Family Reunion is in the works, and The Ashley has all the details on what MTV is planning for Season 2 of the joint 'Teen Mom' spin-off show! According to The Ashley's production sources, the upcoming season is currently being cast.

Is there a reunion for Young and Pregnant season 2? ›

No Season 2 reunion teased but there's enough material left for a return. 'Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant' saw two new teen moms join the cast and there is no doubt that the girls brought in a lot of drama while also shedding light on the difficulties that young mothers have to face.

Is Teen Mom Cancelled 2022? ›

On May 22, 2022, Teen Mom OG was cancelled by MTV after 9 seasons, for it to be replaced by new series Teen Mom: The Next Chapter.

Will there be more Teen Mom? ›

Teen Mom is coming back with a new iteration of the reality series. On Friday, August 12, MTV announced that Teen Mom: The Next Chapter is on the way, revealing the release date and trailer — plus, a cast made up entirely of franchise alums.

How many episodes of Teen Mom: Family Reunion will there be? ›

The eight-episode series unites Maci Bookout, Amber Portwood and Cheyenne Floyd from Teen Mom OG with Leah Messer, Briana DeJesus, Jade Cline and Ashley Jones from Teen Mom 2 for “the mother of all vacations.” MTV has also promised “surprise guests from the past and present,” but there's one visitor who's already been ...

Who was the surprise guest on Teen Mom 2 reunion? ›

TEEN Mom OG star Catelynn Lowell surprised the cast of Teen Mom Family Reunion, pushing BFF Maci Bookout to tears. Catelynn was absent from the reunion special as it filmed days after she gave birth to daughter Rya.

Why is kailyn not on family reunion? ›

It has culminated into a defamation lawsuit Lowry filed against her co-star. While DeJesus showed up for spinoff Family Reunion, Lowry is noticeably missing from the cast. After the premiere, she revealed she opted not to join the series to avoid “the drama” with “certain cast members.”

Is there a season 12 of Teen Mom? ›

Teen Mom 2 returns to MTV tonight at 8/7c. Stream the season 12 premiere for free with Philo and FuboTV. Teen Mom 2 is a reality series following young moms Jade, Kailyn, Leah, Briana, and Ashley.

Who is Teen Mom spinoff? ›

The eight moms participating in the spinoff are Amber Portwood, Maci Bookout, Cheyenne Floyd, Catelynn Baltierra from Teen Mom Og, and from Teen Mom 2 are Briana DeJesus, Leah Messer, Ashley Jones, and Jade Cline.

What is Kailyn Lowry's net worth 2021? ›

After Kailyn boasted about her podcast earnings, she likely left viewers wondering how much money she has. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the mother of four has a net worth of $25,000.

Is there a new season of Teen Mom OG 2022? ›

NEW! Casts members of “Teen Mom OG” and “Teen Mom 2″ unite in the new MTV series “Teen Mom: The Next Chapter.” The show will premiere on Tuesday, September 6 (9/6/2022) at 8 p.m. ET.

How much do the teen moms make? ›

According to Star (via Radar Online), “Jenelle gets paid $75,000 a year, and her mom gets paid $65,000: she calls her an overpaid babysitter. She also gets a lot of gift cards to places like The Olive Garden from MTV as a bonus payment.”

Are Ashley and bar still together? ›

Ashley and Bar confirmed their marriage on Teen Mom Family Reunion.

Is Teen Mom going to end? ›

"Season four will be the final season of 'Teen Mom' with Maci, Catelynn, Amber and Farrah," MTV says in a statement. "They will continue to be a part of our MTV family, and we're thankful to these brave young women for sharing their stories and helping to make a positive impact on teen pregnancy prevention."

What happened between Leah Messer and Kail? ›

In March, The Sun exclusively revealed that the feud between Kailyn and Leah kicked off because of Briana. An insider said: "Kail unfollowing Leah comes down to Briana. "Once Briana and Leah were on the Teen Mom Family Reunion and Leah wasn't mean to Briana, that didn't sit well with Kail."

Why is Jenelle not on Teen Mom Family Reunion? ›

TEEN Mom fans are slamming Jenelle Evans as "jealous" after she bashed her costars for not inviting her to appear on Family Reunion. The ex MTV star was fired along with husband David Eason after a shooting involving the family dog.

Where does Leah Messer work? ›

In 2018, Leah became a consultant for LipSense, a lipstick brand from the direct sales cosmetics company SeneGence International.

Who is on teen moms legacy? ›

Producers are taking the show and combining it into one- Teen Mom: Legacy. The announcement first came from The Ashley Reality Roundup months ago. Along with Maci and Jade, the spinoff will also star Catelynn, Amber, Cheyenne Floyd, Leah Messer, Ashley Jones, and Briana DeJesus.

How much money does Leah Messer make? ›

Leah Messer

Her income from the show is an estimated $250,000, according to Distractify. Unlike her costars, the blonde beauty doesn't dabble in side projects much and focuses her time on being a mom. According to The List, her net worth is around $1 million as of 2022.

Are Leah and jaylan still together? ›

They split in 2015. Leah first shared photographs with her now-fiancé in September 2021 -- and soon after, he celebrated Halloween with her daughters Ali, Aleeah and Adalynn (SpongeBob getups included).

How rich is Jenelle Evans? ›

Jenelle Evans Net Worth
Net Worth:$30 Thousand
Gender:Female
Profession:Actor

Why did Chelsea leave Teen Mom? ›

Those frustrated fans are referring to Chelsea leaving Teen Mom 2 in 2020 in order to protect her family's "privacy," especially her 12-year-old daughter Aubree.

Why is kailyn not on family reunion? ›

It has culminated into a defamation lawsuit Lowry filed against her co-star. While DeJesus showed up for spinoff Family Reunion, Lowry is noticeably missing from the cast. After the premiere, she revealed she opted not to join the series to avoid “the drama” with “certain cast members.”

Does Jenelle Evans attend Teen Mom reunion? ›

FORMER Teen Mom star Jenelle Evans told fans 'it's better' that she didn't attend the upcoming reunion special, but scoffed at the fact that producers extended an invitation to Farrah Abraham, who was fired over her adult activity. The fired MTV star, 29, answered a question about the reunion on an Instagram Story Q&A.

Why are Chelsea and Megan not friends anymore? ›

Chelsea and Megan reportedly had a fall out roughly around the same time as Chelsea decided to move in with Adam. "I hate him. I'm not mad at you, I just don't like the situation. I want to be [friends], but it's going to take a long time if you and Adam are together," Megan told Chelsea in a crucial scene.

How much do the 16 and Pregnant get paid? ›

16 & Pregnant and Teen Mom are meant to show the hardships of being a young parent but they get paid like $70K per episode... what hardships? Catelynn Baltierra, who started off in 16 and Pregnant with now-husband Tyler Baltierra, reportedly makes $500,000 per season on Teen Mom OG.

What happened between Leah Messer and Kail? ›

In March, The Sun exclusively revealed that the feud between Kailyn and Leah kicked off because of Briana. An insider said: "Kail unfollowing Leah comes down to Briana. "Once Briana and Leah were on the Teen Mom Family Reunion and Leah wasn't mean to Briana, that didn't sit well with Kail."

What is Kailyn Lowry's net worth 2021? ›

After Kailyn boasted about her podcast earnings, she likely left viewers wondering how much money she has. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the mother of four has a net worth of $25,000.

Why is Jenelle not on Teen Mom Family Reunion? ›

TEEN Mom fans are slamming Jenelle Evans as "jealous" after she bashed her costars for not inviting her to appear on Family Reunion. The ex MTV star was fired along with husband David Eason after a shooting involving the family dog.

What was Jenelle Evans last episode? ›

Her last episode, she said, was the “Nessa Reunion BS that aired” in May 2019, which is why she has to wait a few more months until she's officially done with the network.

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