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April 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Olympic gold-medal swimmer Ryan Lochte did not make a big splash when his new reality series, What Would Ryan Lochte Do? debuted on E! Sunday night. According to Nielsen Research, the series opener attracted just 807,000 viewers. Today’s (Wednesday) Washington Post pointed out that about twice that number of viewers had tuned in to a rerun of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta in the same hour. “A rerun — a rerun!,” Post TV columnist Lisa de Moraes underscored. She noted that during the telecast Lochte disclosed that he came up with his trademark shout-out “Jeah!” by combining “Yeah” with a “J.” Snarked de Moraes: “How could this show not be a hit?”