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It’s been five months since Jenelle Evans was fired by MTV.

But since Teen Mom 2 was on hiatus at the time, we’re only now finding out how the show will fare without its primary source of drama.

So far, it seems the answer is – not well. Not well at all.

According to The Ashley’s Reality Roundup, ratings have been on the decline for years, but have taken a particularly sharp dive of late.

In fact, they’ve suffered their most significant drop yet in the first episodes of Season 9B … a.k.a. the first episodes without Jenelle.

Can the show survive without its most infamous star? Will the numbers drop so low that MTV will be forced to try and win her back?

Even if that happened, does Jenelle have any interest in returning to the reality TV franchise that made her famous … and infamous?

Here’s what we know about the situation thus far: