Highest Rated Real Housewives Seasons

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Back in 2006 a phenomenon began when Lauren Zalaznik decided to add the location to the name of a new show acquired by Bravo Media, thus The Real Housewives became The Real Housewives of Orange County – RHOC and a franchise was born. New York – RHONY followed in early 2008 with Atlanta – RHoA later that same year. Jersey – RHoNJ started flipping tables in 2009. Washington – RHoDC gained the shortest lived franchise in 2010, and later that same year it was back to the West Coast as Beverly Hills – RHoBH became the sixth member of the burgeoning franchise. The last US based version, Miami – RHoM first aired in 2011 and then Bravo Media started licensing the show to other countries.

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Highest Rated Real Housewives Season by Total Viewers For Each Franchise
RANK FRANCHISE SEASON AIRED EPISODES TOTAL AUDIENCE 18-49 DEMO%
1 RHoA 6 2013/14 27 3,731,037 1.66
2 RHoNJ 2 2010 18 2,718,556 1.38
3 RHoBH 2 2011/12 24 2,172,208 1.09
4 RHOC 5 2009/10 17 2,064,353 1,470,000
5 RHoNY 4 2011 18 2,039,833 0.93
6 RHoDC 1 2010 11 1,408,091 0.66
7 RHoM 1 2011 6 1,156,833 0.60

Source: Nielsen Media Research via Son of the Bronx , TVByTheNumbers, TheFutonCritic and/or Bravo Media and is based on Live + Same Day Ratings on Initial Airing