Love Or Hate Devils Ride While You Can

March 13, 2013

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Don’t count on The Devils Ride coming back for a third season. The program ranked 13th out of 15 cable shows in the 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. time slots last Monday night.

According to information gathered by the Nielsen Company, a firm that measures what people buy and watch, the fourth and most recent episode of the second season of The Devils Ride attracted an audience of about 1.2 million viewers. That represented about 0.7 percent of the viewers aged 18-49 watching anything during the time slot. The ratings may eventually be adjusted upward to reflect DVR views of the episode. The numbers do not reflect downloads of the episode on Netflix and similar services.

Two episodes of Pawn Stars on the History Channel won the time slot. The 10:30 p.m. episode of that program had 5.06 million viewers and a 1.5 percent share. The first episode of that show had about 20,000 fewer viewers. WWE Entertainment had 4.57 million viewers and 1.7 percent of the most coveted audience. The Devils Ride also had fewer viewers and a lower share than Teen Mom II on MTV, the first episode of Lizard Lick Towing on TruTV, Duck Dynasty on A&E, and Family Guy on TBS. The biker show had fewer viewers than House Hunters and House Hunters International on Home & Garden, both episodes of Diners, Drive Ins and Dives on the Food Network and the second episode of Lizard Lick Towing although it had a higher market share of young and middle aged viewers than the Food Network and Home & Garden shows. The only shows in its time slot that The Devils Ride beat in both viewers and share were Lost Girl on SyFy – a show about a succubus who feeds on the sexual energy of humans –and Vanderpump Rules – a spinoff of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills – on Bravo.

Devils Who

The Devils Ride presents itself to unsuspecting viewers as an “inside look” at San Diego County motorcycle clubs. It might be more accurately described as either a parody of motorcycle clubs, a parody of FX Networks Sons of Anarchy or a self conscious parody of itself. It was apparently conceived as a reality show about a mundane and minor three-piece patch club called the Laffing Devils Motorcycle Club. That club was kicked out of the San Diego Confederation of Clubs last year for several reasons including coziness with local police. Under the rules of the Confederation, officers of expelled clubs are forbidden to join clubs in the COC.

The show has been beset by several outbreaks of bad press. In the first episode of the show, cast members actually assaulted a passing photographer on camera. Soon after that episode aired, Sons of Anarchy producer Kurt Sutter blasted the program and Discovery, the network on which it appears, for stealing his ideas. A twitter argument quickly erupted between Sutter and Devils Ride cast member Robert “Sandman” Johnston. Other clubs in San Diego disapproved of the show and the Laffing Devils MC quickly lost members. Last September, cast member Thomas “Gipsy” Quinn was accused of molesting a child and last December Johnston broke into his estranged wife’s home and stabbed a guest in the back.

Bischoff Hervey Entertainment

The Devils Ride is produced by Bischoff Hervey Entertainment, which was founded by Eric Bischoff, a showman with a background in professional wrestling, and former child star Jason Hervey. It was apparently their decision to paint the show into its current corner.

The program has been sold to viewers as television verite and during its brief ten episode (so far) run the producers have tried to back up the claim by trotting out several real life tough guys. Last season Rusty Coones, former President of the Orange County Hells Angels charter appeared in two episodes. This season introduced former Hells Angel Ralph “Rockem” Randolph and former convict Christopher Michael “White Boi” Boultinghouse as regular cast members.

This season the show’s plot has revolved around a ludicrous “biker war” between the Laffing Devils and another Bischoff Hervey creation called the Sinister Mob Syndicate Motorcycle Club. Monday’s episode included the return of first season cast member “Billy the Kid.” The ratings indicate that America was not begging to see more of him.




38 Responses to “Love Or Hate Devils Ride While You Can”

  1. Frequent Flyer Says:

    Wow. I never knew Kathy Bates was in Network.


  2. WARTHOG Says:

    Lost Girl, you say? On SyFy? Damn, I can’t believe I missed it watching this farce.




  3. Not Surpised Says:

    So you’re saying “The Devils’ Ride” finished somewhere south of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo?”

  4. blacksmith Says:

    This show jumped the shark in the idea meetings.
    Bad idea, bad acting, DOA…..

  5. Paladin Says:

    Actually, Bischoff/Hervey couldn’t find a shark willing to be jumped by the Devils Ride. It would appear that even the sharks aren’t biting.

    Long may You Ride (to those that deserve to),


  6. 10Guage Says:


    The quicker this fake bullshit is done the better. As always I appreciate you exposing the fakes and the frauds.

    Strength and Respect

  7. PigPen Says:

    3:1 odds, after this abortion of a show dies out, within 3 years, we will see at least 2 of these…ahem….actors starring in a viagra commercial or something. mark my words.

  8. slycechyx Says:

    Wow, to be worse then Teen Mom II on MTV is pretty fucking embarrassing.

  9. El John Guapo Says:

    I record the show on my DVR and watch it csometime during the week for shits and giggles. I am alwasy intersted in seeing stuff about various subcultures, particularly marginalized or outcast ones so it intrigues me. I agree with all about how posuer it seems. One of may that stands out to me is club members to plot in or engage in illegal or potentially illegal activities in front of the camera. I am not a biker but have a coupe of friends who are and have been to their club events. teh one thing I know is these clubs don’t put their buisness out there on TV. And if someone was going to do some dirt in relatiosnhip with a club that definately wouldn’t be on film.
    I am curious about the mysterious connections to outlaw worlds that Deisel and now the old hairy guy that has shown up.

    Also how pissed off does this prospect guy with “syn mob” have to be when they have gone and invited two guys into their club and they had patched immediately.

    The story line and charcters are just like professional wrestling. Actors sort of playing a character of themselves and taking part in drama. They even have choreographed fights for our entertainment. Who will getthe belt at the next pay per view. Devils or MOB? Tune in and find out.

  10. Deathcamp2000 Says:

    As much as i hate this show it has provided some laughs. I think that theres going to be at least one copycat show out there before america finds its new honey boo-boo or fake repo show.

  11. slycechyx Says:

    Is the old dood that looks kinda like Jerry Garcia the same guy in a Geico motorcycle commercial?

  12. Damage Says:

    I don’t mind it so much. I get that it makes bikers look stupid but it’s still better watching than some of the other crap out there.

  13. BadMagic Says:

    noun \ˌver-ə-ˈtā\
    Definition of VÉRITÉ
    : the art or technique of filming (as a motion picture) so as to convey candid realism
    Origin of VÉRITÉ
    cinema verité
    First Known Use: 1966


  14. Frequent Flyer Says:

    LMAO at that coffee mug

  15. Bob Says:

    I have to disagree with you. Even Viagra won’t help a person
    without balls. Therefore the chicken shit “actors” will puss
    out because they may be sued for false advertising.

  16. sherides Says:

    ’cause sometimes you gotta say what you really feel:

    Fuck a bunch of fake patch holders and the bikes they may or may not actually be able to ride.

  17. whitefxrp Says:

    I’ve not seen any of these tv progs, but theres a lot of “fake” patch holders in the world anyways,where I live, guys, swop patches like they change tyres,and the MC clubs dont seem to care anyway,they kick guys out,then let them set up for the “other side” then have a spat for a while,then some change back and the leftovers go to “another”, “worldwide major” player,FUCKS ME off, and make’s our local and national scene fucked up,then within a small timescale, it’s all happening again,but the same troublemaking cunts have changed sides again.I’ve asked the “main players” why does this go on ? and they just say,”club business” my response is the “troublemakers don’t even ride much” their response is “that’s up to them” .It sucks, I await some proper 1% patchholder responses here,our world is being diluted by fuckheads that get patched when they dont deserve it

  18. bones Says:

    haha,you all think to much,!

  19. SingSing Says:


  20. lee Says:

    i havent commented on anything on here before but have always checked in on a daily basis as i like to know whats happening to fellow bikers across the pond been watching season 2 via the web an gota say it is worse than the first series which was preety bad but it is a show and the real people who live the life know it crap it just funny to watch for me i just hope non biker types think they can just pretend to be ‘like that show on telly’ which also means SOA which i also watch as it the only male drama that is 1% similer to somthing i do i.e it got bikes in it and in the first few seasons went on runs at least, otherwise these punks might get a slap from some real dude in proper colors an will run off to the cops still could be a loada cheap bikes going if it happens ride safe ride free an be true to urself thats all ya got

  21. redwood209 Says:

    their fifteen minutes of shame is coming to an end.

  22. Tim D. Says:

    i WATCH IT TO LAUGH MY ASS OFF, LIKE THE LAST ONE LAST WEEK, WHEN one of their members WAS AWOL AND COMES BACK WITH HIS PATCH ON lol, THEN THE DUDE WHO IS INFILTRATING THE SIN MOB AND ITS RIGHT ON tv,tHAT HE IS INFLITRATING, lol,BUT THE FUNNY THING IS THEY CALLED IT “GATHERING INTEL” does that sound familiar? plus the new club house with a giant california flag hangging on the wall with 2 fireman axes togather crossing each other on the wall too, and the ring fight over the prospects cut,LOL, wouldnt all hell break lose??? in real life? and the funny thing is the “RUBS” believe this shit!! Thats all folks!! LOL!!!

  23. Metal Dave Says:

    I get the feeling this show might be fake ?

    ;) <—in case anyone's sarcasm meter is FUBAR'd

  24. gottabnuytz Says:

    Yeah its real. Prospects that have their patch TAKEN always get it back…..LMFAO.

  25. Bama Says:

    It was never what you’d want to call, um, realistic (really? There just HAPPENS to be an “abandoned” house RIGHT BEHIND the Syn Mob clubhouse so Sandbag can creep in ever so steathily, with a buddy and a camera crew, to learn their arch rivals are… wait for it… building a race car?). But it ain’t gonna be easy to out-ridiculous the scene where they snatched up the transvestite Snubzz, slammed him to the workbench and threatened to torch his tattoo off his leg (while he screamed “do it! Dooooo iiiiit!!!”). Oh, I have no doubt they WILL. But it ain’t gonna be easy.

  26. Stevo Says:

    “15 minutes of shame”

    That just about sums it up perfectly.

  27. slycechyx Says:

    I haven’t been watching since the first couple episodes last season. Did watch it the other night, only because I was watching Fast & Loud and was too lazy to change the channel.

    The Prez that disappeared & then showed back up with a sob story about someone pulling a gun on his family. If they were a real club, wouldn’t he have turned to his brothers first?

  28. some dude Says:


    “There just HAPPENS to be an “abandoned” house RIGHT BEHIND the Syn Mob clubhouse”

    I thought the same thing so I checked it out for myself (I live in Dago) and sure enough it’s an abandoned house. It’s been renovated now, but it’s still for sale and no one lives there.

    What’s even more ridiculous is the fact that the laffing retard’s clubhouse is less than a block down the SAME street from SMS’s clubhouse on greenfield dr. in El Cajon. They’re almost next door neighbors, yet they want you to believe it’s “across town.” Fuckin fake ass shit.

    Anyone with half a brain should be able to figure out that the devils ride is scripted, but unfortunately, there’s not a lot of people out there with half a brain. Some of the guys from the devils ride have twitter accounts flooded with comments from dudes dying at the chance to suck one of their cocks. Don’t try telling them the show is fake, they act like kids who’ve been told santa isn’t real.

  29. RLG Says:

    If anyone cares, devils ride s02* torrents are on the net.

    Some nice video of the beach cities and East county San Diego.

  30. Dago1%er Says:

    They should put a disclaimer at the beginning of the show. Saying something like…”Please don’t try any of this at home…you will get fucked with” or “No one was actually hurt in the making of this slop” or better yet…” The characters in this show are actually actors and no real club members were used in the making of this show”

    You know damn well there are dumb ass people out there who really think its real and might even try to emulate what happens on the show. What will the shows producers do if somewhere out there a few guys try and form a club…act like these idiots and find themselves staring down the barrel of a .45?

    Most will be very happy to see this shit go away and I hope Rebels prediction is right and that no 3rd season will be aired.

  31. Grumbler Says:

    That insipid show issa travesty built upon a cretinous farce. OTOH, despite being geared more towards entertainment than historically accurate, the Vikingsseries on the History channel issa pretty fuckin’ good one.

    Ragnar has a startling likeness to Jax Teller albeit with a more artistical ‘do. LOL. Lagertha, the fierce shield maiden and Ragnars ol’ lady, would kick Gemma’s pockmarked arse.

    The Viking, when out raiding and pillaging, traveled via speedy longships rather than inna pack of Harleys. Still, the similarities btw the Vikings of yore and the patch holders of today aren’t that far apart.

    Even though the Vikings were effin’ strong mofos, their average height was around 5’7″ rather than 6’5″ or whatever. They never, contrary to popular belief, had horns on their battle helmets which eventually inspired the current beer hats.

    Okay, that’s a wrap.

  32. TFP Says:

    Finally watched this show (thanks to you rebel :-). It is obviously a piss take

    Not much info on it over in my part of the world but I assume they dont advertise it as real in the US, or do they??

    I thought it was funny and sad at the same time. The reality bit for me is this show is full of pretenders just like I have started to see on the street (note I dont say on the road) in recent years

    great site rebel keep it up

  33. Mud Says:

    Eric bishoff will still
    have a mc it’s on wrasslin the TNA show . They have ace’s and 8’s . Maybe the LD’s and sin mob can get on that show after this show is cancelled since that’s where they belong anyway.

  34. Deep Sea Dog Says:

    Boys, you guys are way tougher on these actors than they are to their members when they mess up. Many of you are old emough to remember The Monkeys. This was a bunch of guys pretending to be a rock band who actually learned to play their instruments and became a band!8)

    I ride a bike, but I’m not a biker and neither are these posers. You can hire a few of them to go to your kid’s birthday party though.

    Rebel keep up the great site!

  35. opie78 Says:

    Eric Bischoff,used to run wcw wrestling till they sold it to WWE.Now he run TNA which in a funny twist has the aces and eights angle (a biker club)lol.thats is taking over the wrestling promotion.go figure.

  36. Va. Bob Says:

    no publicity is bad publicity.But that’s a cool FB page.

  37. Guest Says:

    Sorry to say it guys but I read some where 2 weeks ago that the devils ride is coming back for a 3rd season and they have been on set filming. And what not.

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