‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Mama Joyce Rampage Earns Season-High Ratings (Video)

In all, Bravo's Sunday night programming earned cable's No. 1 spot in Adults 18-49

Bravo's packed Sunday night of programming gave the network the top spot on cable in the demo advertisers most salivate over.

The network saw strong numbers across the board for the night, which included “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” a bonus “Shahs of Sunset” episode, and late-night talkers “Watch What Happens Live” and “Fashion Queens.”

At 8 p.m., Mama Joyce's scrap with Kandi Burruss's friend and assistant while the Atlanta castmember tried on wedding dresses, delivered “RHOA's” highest rated episode across all key demographics this season so far. It delivered 2.15 million viewers in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demo. For Bravo's target demo of Adults 25-54, it earned 2.4 million viewers and 3.8 million total viewers.

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The fallout for Reza Farahan's spat with a fellow gay Iranian played out on the “Shahs of Sunset” bonus episode at 9 p.m. It attracted nearly 2 million viewers, a 35 percent increase over the previous episode.

“Shahs” also topped its former season highs across all key demos. It was up 37 percent in 18-49 over the previous Tuesday's episode with 1.1 million viewers and saw a 37 percent increase in 25-54 with 1.2 million viewers.

Additionally, “Watch What Happens Live” at 11 p.m. netted its highest rated episode of the season. Burruss appeared with “American Idol” champ and friend Fantasia Barrino and discussed their thoughts on Mama Joyce's outburst, among other topics.

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Compared to the previous Sunday's episode, “WWHL” was up 21 percent for total viewers with 1.9 million and up an astounding 41 percent in the 18-49 demo with 1.1 million viewers.

Another new episode of “Shahs” airs Tuesday at 10 p.m. in its regular slot.

Finally, “Fashion Queens” capped off Sunday evening at 11:30 p.m. with a series-high in the 18-49 demo with 766,000 viewers and a 22 percent increase over the previous week's total viewers with 1.4 million tuning in to the late-night style show.

Watch Mama Joyce's shoe attack from “RHOA” again above.

And below, watch a sneak peek from Tuesday's “Shahs”:

  • Linda

    Im done with watching this show another minute… Candy was my favorite ,but she just stands there & lets her Mother treat her like she's two years old…. that is So disrespectful for Candy and her Man and everyone else she has anything to do with….that woman is the most jealous person I have ever seen… She is the one trying to get sll her MONEY… and she b takes care of her like she's the Mother..I have NO respect for Candy now unless she tells her Mother where her place is… no wonder Candy is not married… nobody in their right mind would want to live with someone who lets her Mother run all over everyone she had anything to do with…GET A BACKBONE ,CANDY!!!

    • realistic_lady

      Well said!!!!!! I really think Kandi's mother needs to see a mental health doctor. Perhaps her hormones are out of whack. I sure hope Miss. Burruss doesn't treat her own daughter this way. I say Miss. Burruss because her mother will never allow her to have her own mind. Joyce is abussive, greedy and jealous. Kandi needs to set boundaries and deliver consequences when those boundaries are crossed! Whether its her mate, mother, child or anyone else. Look at how Kim Zolciak treated her once she got what she wanted from Kandi. I hope Kandi doesn't allow her mother to isolate her from everyone who care about her. REAL mothers do not behave in this manner.

  • Dane

    Kandi does need a backbone. She has confused honor thy mother with kow-tow to your mother. I know, my mother would behave all sorts of obnoxious ways. Once she said something very disrespectful to my husband, and I lowered my voice and kindly said, “If you think of disrespecting my husband ever again, then plan on spending your holidays and vacations without us.” Never again did she talk out of turn to him. They became great friends!

  • BLG

    Mama Joyce will continue to be like that to every man that enters Kandi's life. I think that Mama Joyce feels like once Kandi walks out the door, the money is will be leaving as well. And the aunts telling Kandi they don't want her to get married. How wrong was that? Mama Joyce needs a reality check. Kandi is a grown woman now. GET A LIFE!!!

  • Michelle

    Joyce is so jealous of Kandi. She has a good daughter and she's throwing it all away. She went to counseling with Kandi and her last boyfriend. He ended up getting killed. If something happens to Todd you know who they are gonna look at.

  • Rick

    Mama Joyce Needs to Get a Man! Oops! What man wants a woman that behaves like that ? she's what…almost 70 yrs old? Who behaves like this ? Shes a Grown Ass Woman with No Self Respect or Respect for others. Why does everything have to be all about Mama J? I don't get it. What Kandi needs to do is, Have a conversation with Mama J. Kandi loves her Mama I don't doubt that, But then again she's afraid of Mama J. Kandi Can't have a Conversation with her Mama J without Crying. It's like Kandi is afraid to talk to her Mama without Mama J getting all angry. Come on Kandi. We all can see you have all the respect for Mama J but When Wrong is wrong, You have to put foot down and talk to her Not at her. It's Not Always About Mama Joyce. Good Luck K

  • Nic

    Kandi was my favorite on this show. After seeing her mother acting like a crazy person and Kandi letting it go on, I am thru with this housewives show. That woman is nuts…………..