‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Scores Highest-Rated Season Premiere

'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Scores Highest-Rated Season Premiere


The show's sixth season debut helped “Real Housewives of Miami” and “Watch What Happens Live” to double-digit increases

Bravo's most-watched show, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” returned on Sunday for Season 6 and it powered the evening's shows to double-digit audience increases.

Atlanta's premiere started the evening big at 8 p.m. with 3.1 million viewers and its highest-rated premiere episode among the cable network's key demographic Adults 25-54, with 1.9 million viewers in that demo.

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Bravo reports that the Atlanta premiere gave it the No. 1 slot in ad-supported cable during the 8pm hour among all key demos. The network also delivered its best primetime and total day ratings since April, according to Nielsen numbers and the network's announcement on Tuesday.

Sunday's episode wasn't the series’ most-watched season premiere. That would go to Season 5, which barely edged out Sunday's episode with its 3.2 million viewers back in November of last year.

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Bravo should be thankful for the lift that “RHOA” gave its other Sunday night shows. The lead-in boosted “The Real Housewives of Miami” at 9 p.m. to 1.4 million total viewers versus the previous week's 764,000, a 45 percent increase. Season 3 averages about 1 million viewers over its 13 episodes, according to BravoRatings.com.

“RHOA” kept on giving when castmembers Kenya Moore and Kandi Burruss appeared on Andy Cohen's “Watch What Happens Live” at 11 p.m. The show scored 1.2 million total viewers, a 36 percent increase over the previous Sunday's 773,000. That pushed “WWHL's” Sunday average to 789,444 total viewers, the talk show's most-watched night of the week.

  • Sinds

    Thanks to the wonderful Kenya Moore !!.. Peeps just had to tune in after last season to see what had happened…. C'mon some network give this lady a real acting job on a network series … She is beautiful, sharp, witty and knows how to deliver the drama.

  • Windy

    I could live without Kenya. She is all about herself. Can't stand her

  • The Wise One

    Kenya, hats off to you, you handled that NeNe issue very well. Keep defending yourself bc no one else will. NeNe is a drug head and I would not give her the attention that you are giving her, please stop you don't need her, girl you can hold your own l've seen you in action. Also what you did for NeNe considering how she treated you, was very kind and thoughtful. NeNe is afraid that her 15 minutes of fame is just about UP. As far as your MAN is concern that is no ones business but yours when you get sick and tired of living that lifestyle you are smart enough to leave with ALL of your coins. P.S. Don't forget what happened to Lisa Ray she came back to the States BROKE!!

  • The Wise One

    NeNe it is time to say hoodbye, its been real, just keeping it real as you can say, LOL. In my opinion you've been a TRAINRECK from day one. Get over it NeNe, go have a seat and relax or go get a real job bc KENYA MOORE has stolen the show, Hooray.