The brawl increases in total viewers, but sees decrease in the advertiser demographic
Bravo's “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” brawl on Sunday's reunion special saw double-digit increases in viewership year-over-year.
Also, the ratings are in for OWN's “Lindsay” finale, USA Network's “Chrisley Knows Best” season-ender and “Lifetime's “True Tori” premiere.
The first installment of the “RHOA” three-part reunion earned 4.1 total viewers and 2.3 million in the advertiser-coveted Adults 18-49 demographic. That represents a 14 percent increase in total viewers (vs. 3.6 million), but there was a slight 4 percent decrease in the advertiser demo over last season's first reunion special (vs. 2.4 million viewers).
Another headline-making story on Sunday was generated by the finale of OWN's “Lindsay,” in which Lindsay Lohan said she suffered a miscarriage during the shooting of the series. The finale didn't perform as well as one would expect considering the buzz that it generated.
The revealing two-hour finale was watched by 406,000 total viewers and a .37 rating with OWN's key demo Women 25-54. That's a 12 percent decrease in total viewers (vs. 468,000) and a 20 percent decrease in the key demo (vs. .46) over the previous week's one-hour penultimate episode.
On Tuesday, USA's comedic reality series, “Chrisley Knows Best,” ended its first season with a ratings high. It earned 890,000 viewers in the advertiser demo Adults 18-49 and 803,000 viewers in USA's target demo Adults 25-54, which represent a 10 percent and 19 percent increase over the previous week's episode, respectively.
“Chrisley Knows Best,” which features the unique fathering stylings of Todd Chrisley, has already been renewed for a 12-episode second season.
While that show was ending its first season, Lifetime's “True Tori” debuted on Tuesday. “True Tori,” which documents the travails of Tori Spelling and her cheating husband Dean McDermott, attracted 1.2 million total viewers. It also averaged 625,000 viewers in Lifetime's key demo Adults 25-54 and 615,000 viewers in the 18-49 advertiser demo.