Tag Archive for Megan Sanchez-Warner

BRAVO MEDIA DELIVERS RECORD-BREAKING SUNDAY NIGHT

RHoA TTW WWHL FQ Nov 2013

Like a shopping mall needs an anchor tenant, so a TV network needs a massive hit show, or a tent pole as its known in the business; a show that props of the rest of that particular night’s programming. For Bravo Media The Real Housewives of Atlanta admirably and incredibly successfully performs that role.

In the six hours of television aired on Bravo TV between 7pm & 1am Sunday night, November 18th, four hours were dedicated to RHoA programming; one hour to last week’s S06E02 and three to this week’s third episode of this sixth season. A massive 7.3m viewers tuned into those four hours RHoA with the only hour of new programming amassing over half of that, 3,697,000 viewers at the 8pm hour.

At 9pm Thicker Than Water managed to increase its RHoA retention percentage from last week’s 46.84% to this week’s 49.93%, as it had 1,837,000 viewers at 9pm, a figure almost matched by the 10pm RHoA repeat with 1,712,000 viewers aged 2 years and over. Both the 9 & 10pm hours had 18-49 demo ratings of 0.80. Read more

A Big Week for Bravo Media as RHoA 6, RHoBH 4, Vanderpump Rules 2 & Shahs of Sunset 3 Debut

RHoA FQ RHOBH VR Shahs Nov 2013

After a relatively lackluster October, the first month of the all important fourth quarter, Bravo Media will be relieved to roll out their big guns this week. Three of this week’s five returning series ranked in the top four shows already aired in 2013 and each of those three will be anchoring a night of original programming; The Real Housewives of Atlanta – Season 6 will hold down Sundays, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills – Season 4; Mondays and Shahs of Sunset – Season 3; Tuesdays.

Read more

Bravo Media Kicks Off a Strong Q4 w/ Nene & New Atlanta but What About WWHL?

Bravo Media

For Bravo Media the fourth quarter of 2014 should have begun with the strong ratings of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, as its reunion episodes have historically attracted between 3.4m to 3.6m viewers, but with this season’s only gaining 2.5m and 2.1m and then the Tell All’s dropping to 950k & 1.5m, plus the continued mediocre ratings of The Real Housewives of Miami, it’s been a comparatively weak first month of Q4, so far.

Read more

Bravo TV Schedules ‘I Dream of Nene: The Wedding’ and ‘The New Atlanta’ this Sunday

Nene and New Atlanta

Just three days out, Bravo PR this morning issued the following press release announcing what we had published last Saturday, that I Dream of Nene: The Wedding will wrap its freshman season this Sunday October 27th at 8pm.

Read more

The Real Housewives of Atlanta – Season 6 Ratings

RHoA Logo Square

Updated Tuesday, April 15th 2014, after S06E22 – The Season Finale aired at 8pm on Sunday April 13th 2014. Bookmark this page and check back for regular updates.

While the finale of The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Season Three which featured the wedding of Cynthia Bailey, lost its crown as the highest rated RHoA episode this season, it remains the highest rated season finale. During the second half of this season RHoA was regularly attracting over 4m viewers per episode, but the last three have seen the show’s ratings decline. Still with ratings every other Bravo TV show could only dream of attracting, there’s certainly no cause for alarm. At 8pm Sunday 3,816,000 viewers aged two years & over tuned in to this season’s finale and with 2,193,000 of those aged between 18 & 49 years, it scored 1.70 in the 18-49 Demo.

The first ten episodes this season averaged 3,580,800 viewers (2,053,000 aged 18-49 – Demo 1.61), the second ten episodes then really picked up steam averaging 4,096,000 viewers overall with 2,314,500 aged 18-49 – demo 1.83), and the final two regular episodes dropped back to 3,738,000 (2,116,000 18-49 – demo 1.65). Despite that RHoA is still rating incredibly well. Its audience aged 18-49 is some 300,000 greater than the total audience that The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was able to attract on Mondays and is more than double in the 18-49 demographic. (Their fourth season which concluded last week averaged 1,804,826 total viewers (1,002,391 aged 18-49 – demo 0.79). At 10.30pm Sunday, the finale was repeated garnering a further 1,384,000 viewers (demo 0.70) but 364,000 fewer than it attracted the week prior.

With three reunions and presumably a Secrets Revealed episode there are still another four episodes of RHoA left to air. Given that this season started airing at the beginning on November 2013 and will air through mid May of 2014, a 6 1/2 month commitment might be asking too much of its viewers, and explain the recent ratings declines.

Full Season Summary

Bravo Media will be full of high expectations as their fall line-up of six series either returning or debuting come to their screens to lift Bravo TV’s ratings, after what only can be described as a very mediocre October ratings period. The return of The Real Housewives of Atlanta – Season 6, brings their highest rated show back to air but it also sets up a further opportunity to assess whether their largest & most successful franchise – The Real Housewives of …. has plateaued or begun to decline. The recently completed Real Housewives of New Jersey sunk to its lowest rated season of its five, and while it remains the #2 rated franchise, this season’s ratings decline, to the tune of -15% of its prior season audience and a larger -20% loss of viewers aged 18 to 49 years, will not be something Bravo Media will wish to see happen to RHoA.

In the lead up to this sixth season of RHoA, the Nene Leakes solo vehicle, I Dream of Nene: The Wedding has aired Tuesday nights to very respectable but not earth shattering ratings. In fact it’s only fellow RHoA housewife, Kandi Burruss and her The Kandi Factory that is keeping Nene from being the lowest rated Housewives’ spin-off in its freshman season in the 18 to 49 year old demo. Although that should change after Leakes’ two hour wedding finale airs next Sunday, October 27th.

The three previous seasons have debuted to audience sizes of; S5 – 3.2m – 18-49 Demo 1.60; S4 – 2.9m – Demo 1.50; S3 – 2.4m – Demo 1.30 and I predict that Season 6′s premiere will exceed Season Three’s but fall short of both Season’s 4 & Season’s 5

The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 6 Cast - 2013 Photo courtesy of BravoTV ©

The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Season 6 Cast – 2013
Photo courtesy of BravoTV ©

With Kim Zolciak having permanently left the show, the cast that returns for this sixth season are Nene Leakes, Kandi Burruss, Phaedra Parks, Cynthia Bailey, Kenya Moore and Porsha Stewart.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta” is produced by True Entertainment for Bravo. Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin, Carlos King and Lorraine Haughton serve as Executive Producers.

For up to the minute updates make sure to follow us on Twitter @BravoRatings and also ‘like’ our Facebook Page

The Real Housewives of Atlanta – Season 6 Episodic Ratings
Episode    Time         Date     Lead-In Audience 18-49 Audience 18-49 Demo
S06E01 8:00 PM 3-Nov-13 Repeat 3,108,000 1,808,000 1.40
S06E02 8:00 PM 10-Nov-13 Repeat 3,337,000 1,912,000 1.50
S06E03 8:00 PM 17-Nov-13 Repeat 3,697,000 2,060,000 1.60
S06E04 8:00 PM 24-Nov-13 Repeat 3,295,000 1,905,000 1.50
S06E05 8:00 PM 1-Dec-13 Repeat 3,100,000 1,773,000 1.40
S06E06 8:00 PM 8-Dec-13 Repeat 3,777,000 2,145,000 1.70
S06E07 8:00 PM 15-Dec-13 Repeat 3,471,000 1,934,000 1.50
S06E08 8:00 PM 22-Dec-13 Repeat 3,677,000 2,031,000 1.60
S06E09 8:00 PM 29-Dec-13 Repeat 3,827,000 2,262,000 1.80
S06E10 8:00 PM 5-Jan-14 Repeat 4,519,000 2,700,000 2.10
S06E11 8:00 PM 12-Jan-14 Repeat 4,187,000 2,414,000 1.90
S06E12 8:00 PM 19-Jan-14 Repeat 3,695,000 2,008,000 1.60
S06E13 8:00 PM 26-Jan-14 Repeat 3,914,000 2,214,000 1.70
S06E14 8:00 PM 9-Feb-14 Repeat 4,638,000 2,620,000 2.10
S06E15 8:00 PM 16-Feb-14 Repeat 4,066,000 2,248,000 1.80
S06E16 8:00 PM 23-Feb-14 Repeat 4,041,000 2,368,000 1.90
S06E17 8:00 PM 9-Mar-14 Repeat 3,912,000 2,138,000 1.70
S06E18 8:00 PM 16-Mar-14 Repeat 4,306,000 2,478,000 2.00
S06E19 8:00 PM 23-Mar-14 Repeat 4,264,000 2,445,000 1.90
S06E20 8:00 PM 30-Mar-14 Repeat 3,943,000 2,212,000 1.70
S06E21 8:00 PM 6-Apr-14 Repeat 3,660,000 2,039,000 1.60
S06E22 – Finale 8:00 PM 13-Apr-14 Repeat 3,816,000 2,193,000 1.70
S06E23 – Reunion 1 8:00 PM 20-Apr-14 Repeat TBD TBD TBD
S06E24 – Reunion 2 8:00 PM 27-Apr-14 Repeat TBD TBD TBD
S06E25 – Reunion 3 8:00 PM 4-May-14 Repeat TBD TBD TBD
S06E26 – Secrets Revealed 8:00 PM 11-May-14 Repeat TBD TBD TBD
Season 6 After 22 Episodes 3,829,545 2,177,591 1.71
Season 5 After 22 Episodes S6 v. S5 Total Aud 23.49% 18-49 14.09% 3,101,136 1,908,591 1.51
Season 4 After 22 Episodes S6 v. S4 Total Aud 34.80% 18-49 16.72% 2,840,909 No Info 1.47
Season 3 S6 v. S3 Total Aud 31.29% 18-49 12.17% 2,916,944 No Info 1.53
Season 2 S6 v. S2 Total Aud 35.15% 18-49 9.21% 2,833,643 1,994,000 N/A
Season 1 S6 v. S1 Total Aud 155.30% 18-49 93.84% 1,500,000 1,123,375 N/A


Source: Nielsen Media Research via Son of the Bronx , TVByTheNumbers and/or TheFutonCritic

Previous Updates

Updated Tuesday, April 8th 2014, after S06E21 aired at 8pm on Sunday April 6th 2014.

There’s certainly no cause for alarm but foe the second week running The Real Housewives of Atlanta has posted ratings declines, with the most recent episode posting its lowest ratings since December 15th, 2013. At 8pm Sunday 3,660,000 viewers aged two years & over tuned in to the penultimate regular season episode and with 2,039,000 of those aged between 18 & 49 years, it scored 1.60 in the 18-49 Demo.

The first ten episodes this season averaged 3,580,800 viewers (2,053,000 aged 18-49 – Demo 1.61), the second ten episodes then really picked up steam averaging 4,096,000 viewers overall with 2,314,500 aged 18-49 – demo 1.83), and Sunday’s ratings dip is surprising. Despite that RHoA is still rating incredibly well. Its audience aged 18-49 is greater than the total audience that The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has been able to attract on Mondays and is more than double in the 18-49 demographic. (Including Monday’s Secret’s Revealed episode RHoBH averaged 1,804,826 total viewers (1,002,391 aged 18-49 – demo 0.79).

At 10pm the same 21st episode was repeated garnering a further 1,750,000 viewers (demo 0.80), some 0.5m higher than the previous week, and so some time shift watching probably occurred between the 8pm & 10pm airings.

Updated Tuesday, April 1st 2014, after S06E20 aired at 8pm on Sunday March 30th 2014.

I suppose it’s expecting too much on the day of the Walking Dead finale for even The Real Housewives of Atlanta to set another ratings record. AMC which airs The Walking Dead grabbed four of the largest cable audiences of the night but even they couldn’t keep RHoA out of the top three. At 8pm Sunday 3,943,000 viewers aged two years & over tuned in to the third last regular season episode and with 2,212,000 of those aged between 18 & 49 years, it scored 1.70 in the 18-49 Demo.

The first ten episodes this season averaged 3,580,800 viewers (2,053,000 aged 18-49 – Demo 1.61) but the second ten episodes have really picked up steam averaging 4,096,000 viewers overall with 2,314,500 aged 18-49 – demo 1.83). As evidence of just how well RHoA is rating, its audience aged 18-49 is greater than the total audience that The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has been able to attract on Mondays and is more than double in the 18-49 demographic. (including Monday’s 3rd Reunion RHoBH is averaging 1,824,500 total viewers (1,012,727 aged 18-49 – demo 0.80).

At 10pm the same 20th episode was repeated garnering a further 1,252,000 viewers (demo 0.60), some 0.5m lower than it has usually achieved at that hour, but it still managed to out rate the ‘Social Edition’ (i.e. a repeat episode with social media updates) of The Real Housewives of New York City at 9pm, which just managed to exceed 1m viewers (18-49 demo 0.40) at 9pm.

Updated Monday, March 31st 2014.

While we await the release of last night’s ratings for S06E20, it looks like along with breaking several ratings records for Bravo Media in its sixth season, The Real Housewives of Atlanta will also become the longest running season in Housewives history. With two more regular episodes still to air this season; S06E21 – Mess Rehearsal on Sunday April 6th and the season finale S06E22 – The Final Curtain Call on Sunday April 13th. I’m sure the show’s producers will manage to squeeze out three separate reunion episodes which will air 4/20, 4/27 & 5/4. That would then mean that the obligatory ‘Secrets Revealed’ episode won’t air until Sunday May 11th.

Given that the last three seasons of RHoA have premiered the first Sunday in November, that means that there’ll only be 25 Sundays to squeeze in Married to Medicine – Season 2 and The Real Housewives of New Jersey – Season 6. That is of course unless RHoNJ is moved away from what’s become its traditional Sunday night slot.

Updated Tuesday, March 25th 2014, after S06E19 aired at 8pm on Sunday March 23rd 2014.

For the seventh time this season (and its ninth time ever) The Real Housewives of Atlanta exceeded the 4m viewer mark at 8pm Sunday. 4,264,000 people aged 2 years and over tuned in at 8/7c scoring 1.90 in the 18-49 demographic (2,445,000 aged in that group). Due to the 90 minute reunion of Blood, Sweat & Heels RHoA didn’t repeat this week at 10pm but when it did so at 11:30pm an additional 1,370,000 (demo 0.70) tuned in with another 890,000 (demo 0.40) catching the 00:30am repeat, making a total of 6.5m over the RHoA’s three Sunday night airings.

This sixth season of RHoA is now averaging a stellar 3,833,211 viewers each 8pm airing of which 2,182,263 are aged 18-49 and their 18-49 viewer count is higher than the total viewer count of any other show currently airing on Bravo TV. This season is now exceeding Season 5 by 25.48% in total and 16.97% in the younger 18 to 49 demographic and Bravo Media along with producer True Entertainment will be laughing all the way to the bank each Monday morning!

Updated Tuesday, March 18th 2014, after S06E18 aired at 8pm on Sunday March 16th 2014.

After dropping below the 4m viewer mark last week, this week The Real Housewives of Atlanta bounced back with their third highest rated episode of this ratings record breaking season. Despite Summertime being in full swing the 8pm Eastern/7pm Central time start has had no impact on their audience who have shown episode after episode this season that RHoA certainly qualifies as ‘must watch TV’. 4,306,000 people aged 2 years and over tuned in at 8/7c scoring 2.0 in the 18-49 demographic (which is 2,478,000 aged in that group), an additional 1,838,000 (demo 0.80) watched the 10pm repeat airing and a further 1,117,000 (demo 0.50) tuned in again at Midnight, making a total of 7,261,000 over the RHoA’s three Sunday night airings.

This sixth season of RHoA is now averaging a stellar 3,809,278 viewers each pm airing of which 2,167,667 are aged 18-49 and their 18-49 viewer count is higher than the total viewer count of any other show currently airing on Bravo TV. This season is now exceeding Season 5 by 24.11% in total and 15.71% in the younger 18 to 49 demographic and Bravo Media along with producer True Entertainment will be laughing all the way to the bank each Monday morning!

Updated Tuesday, March 11th 2014, after S06E17 aired at 8pm on Sunday March 9th 2014.

It was bound to happen sometime but after three weeks (and five in all so far this season) of audiences of over 4m viewers, this week’s episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta dropped below that level, but only just. Despite the clocks having changed for summer time that day, 3,912,000 viewers tuned in at 8pm (including over 2,138,000 viewers aged 18 to 49 years – Demo 1.70). With a new show premiering at 10pm Sunday; The Online Dating Rituals of the American Male (before moving to its regular Thursday time slot), RHoA didn’t get to repeat at 10pm, where in calendar year 2014 its been averaging an additional 1,746,833 viewers (18-49 Demo 0.77). With the debut of Online Dating Rituals attracting just 1,129,000 (Demo 0.50), Bravo Media probably lost approximately 600,000 viewers at 10pm, another reason for that night’s lower than average rated episode of Watch What Happens Live

This sixth season of RHoA is now averaging a stellar 3,780,059 viewers each pm airing of which 2,149,412 are aged 18-49 and their 18-49 viewer count is higher than the total viewer count of any other show currently airing on Bravo TV. This season is now exceeding Season 5 by 22.40% in total and 13.64% in the younger 18 to 49 demographic and Bravo Media along with producer True Entertainment will be laughing all the way to the bank each Monday morning!

Updated Wednesday, February 19th 2014, after S06E15 aired at 8pm on Sunday February 16th 2014.

There’s just no stopping The Real Housewives of Atlanta as for the fourth time in six weeks they’ve smashed through the 4m viewer mark for their 8pm airing. While it’s true that his Sunday’s episode dropped substantially from last week’s NEW SEASON and SERIES HIGH no one could complain with they ratings they did pull. 4,066,000 viewers tuned in at 8pm (including over 2.3m viewers aged 18 to 49 years – Demo 1.80) for their fourth highest rated episode of this sixth season. Plus with an additional 1,846,000 (Demo – 0.70) watching the 10pm repeat, that’s close to 6m people who watched RHoA this Sunday in prime time.

With every episode of this sixth season attracting audiences of 3m+ (and now four episodes with over 4m viewers – something that only RHoA has achieved on Bravo TV), RHoA is now averaging 3,731,571 total viewers per episode, of which 2,127,571 are aged 18 to 49 years. That’s around an 17% increase over their previous season, 22% higher than Season Four and 33% higher than their third season. While every other franchise member is only able to return declining ratings year-on-year, RHoA continues to grow, and surely Bravo Media would like a little of this Atlantan ratings magic to rub off on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills which continues to post ratings declines and is now being beaten by its progeny – Vanderpump Rules.

Updated Tuesday, February 11th 2014, after S06E14 aired at 8pm on Sunday February 9th 2014.

After talking a week off so as not to conflict with the Superbowl The Real Housewives of Atlanta returned with part two of the explosive pajama party with a NEW SEASON and SERIES HIGH. An monumental 4,638,000 viewers tuned in at 8pm (including 2,620,000 viewers aged 18 to 49 years – Demo 2.10) beating out their tenth episode which aired on January 5th by 119,000 viewers on the total viewer count. Plus with an additional 1,949,000 (Demo – 0.90) watching the 10pm repeat that means well over 6.5m watched RHoA this week. Incidentally the 10pm repeat airing of RHoA scored higher ratings than the 8pm 1st airing of this week’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which only attracted 1,918,000 (demo 0.8).

With every episode of this sixth season attracting audiences of 3m+ (and now three episodes with over 4m viewers – something that only RHoA has achieved on Bravo TV), RHoA is now averaging 3,731,571 total viewers per episode, of which 2,127,571 are aged 18 to 49 years. That’s around an 17% increase over their previous season, 22% higher than Season Four and 33% higher than their third season. While every other franchise member is only able to return declining ratings year-on-year, RHoA continues to grow, and surely Bravo Media would like a little of this Atlantan ratings magic to rub off on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills which continues to post ratings declines and is now being beaten by its progeny – Vanderpump Rules.

Updated Tuesday, January 28th 2014, after S06E13 aired at 8pm on Sunday January 26th 2014.

The Grammys – What Grammmys??? Last year when The Real Housewives of Atlanta aired against The Grammys they dropped to one of their lowest audience of that season, when just 2,699,000 viewers tuned in (the episode prior – S05E13, had garnered over 4m), however, despite this years Grammys pulling a similar audience to 2013′s (28.5m viewers), the pajama party on RHoA was tantalizing enough to ensure that Bravo TV’s viewers stayed loyal to their Atlantan wives. An incredibly high 3,914,000 viewers tuned in at 8pm (2,214,000 aged 18-49 – Demo 1.7), with an additional 1.6m (Demo – 0.70) watching the 10pm repeat.

With every episode of this sixth season attracting audiences of 3m+ (something that only RHoA has achieved on Bravo TV), RHoA is now averaging 3,661,846 total viewers per episode, of which 2,089,692 are aged 18 to 49 years. That’s around an 17% increase over both their previous two seasons and 33% higher than their third season. While every other franchise member is only able to return declining ratings year-on-year, RHoA continues to grow, and surely Bravo Media would like a little of this Atlantan ratings magic to rub off on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills which continues to post ratings declines and last week was beaten in the younger 18 to 49 year old demographic by its progeny – Vanderpump Rules.

Don;t forget that with the SuoerBowl airing next Sunday, part two of the pajama party will not air until the following Sunday, February 9th, but you can take the opportunity to view repeat airings of S06E11, S06E12 and S06E13 over three hours from 8pm until 11pm, if football is not your thing.

Updated Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, after S06E12 aired at 8pm on Sunday January 19th 2014.

It probably had to happen but The Real Housewives of Atlanta which last week became the first of the Real Housewives franchises to post two 4m+ audiences in the same season, dropped back to earth this week as Sunday’s twelfth episode of season six drew 3,695,000 viewers; dropping -11.75% from the prior week’s episode. The 18 to 49 year total held at over 2m for the fifth straight week, with 2,008,000 viewers in that age group – Demo 1.60.

With every episode of this sixth season attracting audiences of 3m+ (something that only RHoA has achieved on Bravo TV), RHoA is now averaging 3,640,833 total viewers per episode, of which 2,079,333 are aged 18 to 49 years. That’s around an 18% increase over both their previous two seasons and 34% higher than their third season. While every other franchise member is only able to return declining ratings year-on-year, RHoA continues to grow, and surely Bravo Media would like a little of this Atlantan ratings magic to rub off on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills which continues to post ratings declines.

Updated Tuesday, January 14tt 2014, after S06E11 aired at 8pm on Sunday January 12th 2014.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta have become the first of the Real Housewives franchises to post two 4m+ audiences in the same season as Sunday’s eleventh episode of season six which aired at 8pm Sunday drew 4,187,000 viewers, of which 2,414,000 (Demo 1.9) were aged between 18 and 49 years.

For ten of the past eleven weeks, RHoA has aired first at 8pm & then been repeated at 10pm, and last week when RHoA only aired at 8pm it scored a new season, series and franchise ratings high with just over 4.5m viewers, as those who had been watching at 10pm were forced to tune in at 8pm. However, this Sunday with RHoA back being repeated at 10pm, its 8pm airing again managed to attract over 4m viewers (the 10pm airing had an additional 1.65m). And that’s proof positive that in the age of Tivo & DVRs, RHoA is consolidating its position as must see TV on its initial airing. The more people who watch a TV show at the same time and post about it in real time on social media helps drive even more viewers to watch and join and enjot the interactive viewing experience with the friends and other viewers.

With every episode of this sixth season attracting audiences of 3m+, RHoA is now averaging 3,635,909 total viewers per episode, of which 2,085,818 are aged 18 to 49 years. That’s close to an 18% increase over both their previous two seasons and 34% higher than their third season. While every other franchise member is only able to return declining ratings year-on-year, RHoA continues to grow, and surely Bravo Media would like a little of this Atlantan ratings magic to rub off on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills which continues to post ratings declines.

Updated Tuesday, January 7st 2014, after S06E10 aired at 8pm on Sunday January 5th 2013.

With original programming airing Sunday night at 9pm (Blood, Sweat and Heels) and at 10pm (Thicker Than Water), there was no place in Bravo Media’s schedule for a 10pm repeat airing of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. For the past nine weeks, the combined viewership of RHoA’s 8pm & 10pm airings had exceeded 5m viewers but with just an 8pm airing this week, those who had been watching at 10pm, were forced to tune in at 8pm.

And they did, as S06E10 of RHoA set a new season high, a new series high AND a new franchise high as 4,519,000 viewers tuned in at 8pm, those 4.5m included 2,700,000 aged 18 to 49 years scoring Bravo Media their first 2.10 in the 18-49 demo since January 2012.

Those absolutely phenomenal ratings have propelled this sixth season of RHoA to now be averaging 3,580,800 total viewers per episode, of which 2,053,000 are aged 18 to 49 years. That’s a 16% increase over both their previous two seasons and 33% higher than their third season. While every other franchise member is only able to return declining ratings year-on-year, RHoA continues to grow, and surely Bravo Media would like a little of this Atlantan ratings magic to rub off on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills which continues to post ratings declines.

Updated Tuesday, December 31st 2013, after S06E09 aired at 8pm on Sunday December 29th 2013.

There’s just no stopping the juggernaut that is The Real Housewives of Atlanta as for the ninth straight week they attracted an audience of over 3m viewers and this week posted a new season high. For their last Sunday airing of calendar year 2013 a season record of 3,827,000 viewers tuned in for the 8pm airing and the RHoA ladies also posted their first 1.80 in the advertiser preferred 18 to 49 year old demographic. (see the full Episodic Ratings Table below)

Through nine episodes RHoA is now averaging for its initial 8pm airing a stellar 3,476,556 viewers per episode with almost 2m of those aged 18-49 years. That’s almost 16% higher than last year’s 5th Season which at the same stage had just broken through the 3m average viewership mark.

No other Bravo TV show in history has rated as strongly as this season of RHoA and it comfortably maintains its place as Bravo Media’s #1 rated television show. The 10pm repeat airing of RHoA is currently the fourth highest rated hour in prime time; averaging 1,599,444 (18-49 demo 0.76) behind its 8pm first airing in 1st place, RHoBH (through the 12/30 airing) in 2nd (currently 1,800,444 – Demo 0.78) and Thicker Than Water through seven episodes; at 1,778,429 – Demo 0.77 in 3rd.

Updated Tuesday, December 24th 2013, after S06E08 aired at 8pm on Sunday December 22nd 2013.

For the eighth straight week, The Real Housewives of Atlanta attracted an audience of over 3m viewers and at 8pm this week ratings grew by almost 6% versus last week. Episode 8 came in as the third highest rated of this sixth season with 3,677,000 viewers and an 18-49 demo rating of 1.60 and in the process inched the season-to-date averages even higher. (see the full Episodic Ratings Table above)

No other Bravo TV show in history has rated as strongly as this season of RHoA, which is now averaging 3,432,750 total viewers (Demo 1.53) per episode. The 10pm repeat airing is currently the fourth highest rated hour in prime time; averaging 1,618,375 (18-49 demo 0.76) behind its 8pm first airing in 1st place, RHoBH in 2nd (currently 1,781,429 – Demo 0.79) and Thicker Than Water through six episodes at 1,741,167 – Demo 0.75.

Updated Tuesday, December 17th 2013, after S06E07 aired at 8pm on Sunday December 15th 2013.

For the seventh straight week, The Real Housewives of Atlanta attracted an audience of over 3m viewers at 8pm despite this week’s episode seeing ratings decline by -8.1% versus last week’s season high. Still with an incredible 3,471,000 viewers and an 18-49 demo rating of 1.50, this seventh episode nudged the season-to-date averages even higher. (see the full Episodic Ratings Table below)

At the risk of repeating myself each week, no other Bravo TV show in history has started as strongly as this season of RHoA, which is now averaging 3,397,857 total viewers (Demo 1.51) per episode. The 10pm repeat airing over the last six Sundays is currently the fourth highest rated hour in prime time; averaging 1,605,571 (18-49 demo 0.76) behind its 8pm first airing in 1st place, RHoBH in 2nd (currently 1,743,000 – Demo 0.77) and Thicker Than Water through five episodes at 1,673,200 (Demo 0.72).

Updated Tuesday, December 10th 2013, after S06E06 aired at 8pm on Sunday December 8th 2013.

For the sixth straight week, The Real Housewives of Atlanta attracted an audience of over 3m viewers and bounced right back from last week’s season low of 3.1m viewers to a >NEW SEASON HIGH of 3,777,000 viewers at 8pm with also their highest 18-49 demo rating of this sixth season; 1.70. That 1.70 rating represented 2,145,000 viewers in the 18-49 demo and is the second time this season they’ve exceeded 2m in the younger demographic.

At the risk of repeating myself each week, no other Bravo TV show in history has started as strongly as this season of RHoA, which is now averaging 3,385,667 total viewers (1,933,833 aged 18-49 – Demo 1.52) per episode. The 10pm repeat airing over the last six Sundays is currently the fourth highest rated hour in prime time; averaging 1,554,833 (18-49 demo 0.73) behind its 8pm first airing in 1st place, RHoBH in 2nd (currently 1,743,000) and Thicker Than Water through four episodes at 1,579,000.

Updated Wednesday, December 4th 2013, after S06E05 aired at 8pm on Sunday December 1st 2013.

For the fifth straight week, The Real Housewives of Atlanta attracted an audience of over 3m viewers as at 8pm this Sunday, 3,100,000 viewers (1,773,000 aged 18-49 – Demo 1.40) tuned in. This pushes their season-to-date average to a massive 22.27% growth of the previously highest rated season – Season 5, with 3,307,400 viewers (1,891,600 aged 18-49) on average catching the first airing of each new episode. At 10pm Sunday, a further 1,529,000 (886,000 18-49 – Demo 0.70) watched this same episode (more than had watched Thicker than Water at 9pm and then again at Midnight Sunday another 1,029,000 (demo 0.40) joined them, pushing that night’s cumulative audience for S06E05 to 5.66m viewers. And that’s an impressive number and testament to the ratings pull of the Atlantan wives.

Update Tuesday, November 26th 2013, after S06E04 aired at 8pm on Sunday November 24th 2013..

The juggernaut that is The Real Housewives of Atlanta shows no sign of slowing down, despite a small dip in Sunday’s 8pm ratings. Sunday’s fourth episode was watched by a larger audience than this season’s premiere, as 3,295,000 viewers tuned in; of which 1,905,000 were aged 18-49 and it scored 1.50 in that demographic. That means for a fourth consecutive week, RHoA has attracted more than 3m viewers for each of its first run airings, something no other season of any Real Housewives franchise has ever achieved.

Overall this season is trending up by a massive 27.78% versus Season Five, which like this season debuted on the first Sunday of November, but in 2012. Repeated episodes of RHoA aired at 7pm (S06E03 – 882,000 total – Demo 0.40), 10pm (S06E04 – 1,502,000 total – Demo 0.70) and again at midnight (S06E04 – 962,000 total – Deme 0.50) bringing the 4 hour cumulative audience to over 6.6m viewers. Incidentally Shahs of Sunset aired a repeated episode between the 10pm & midnight airings of RHoA and scored lower ratings of 820,000 – Demo 0.40)

Updated Tuesday, November 19th 2013, after S06E03 aired at 8pm on Sunday November 17th 2013.. See the updated ratings table below.

Like a shopping mall needs an anchor tenant, so a TV network needs a massive hit show, or a tent pole as its known in the business; a show that props of the rest of that particular night’s programming. For Bravo Media The Real Housewives of Atlanta admirably and incredibly successfully performs that role.

In the six hours of television aired on Bravo TV between 7pm & 1am Sunday night, November 18th, four hours were dedicated to RHoA programming; one hour to last week’s S06E02 and three to this week’s third episode of this sixth season. A massive 7.3m viewers tuned into those four hours RHoA with the only hour of new programming amassing over half of that, 3,697,000 viewers at the 8pm hour. Further comments about Bravo Media’s record breaking Sunday Night are at this Bravo Media press release

Updated Tuesday, November 12th 2013, after S06E02 aired at 8pm on Sunday November 10th 2013.

After last week’s strong start to their sixth season the ‘wives from Atlanta powered themselves to a record breaking second episode audience. No season of ANY Real Housewives franchise has ever opened with two episodes both garnering more than 3m viewers, as Sunday’s 8pm airing of S06E02 grew from last week’s premiere by 7.4% to 3,337,000 total viewers; up 5.75% in viewers aged 18 to 49 years (1,912,000 versus 1,808,000) which is also up 0.10 in that 18 to 49 year demographic, to 1.50.

That bucks the trend shown by almost every other returning series on Bravo TV this year which have either shown a decline in total audience, a reduction in viewers aged 18-49 or both. Bravo Media, along with RHoA’s production company True Entertainment ,will be very happy with that.

Updated Tuesday, November 5th 2013, after S06E01 aired at 8pm on Sunday November 3rd 2013. Also read our article on all the returning shows debuting this week on Bravo TV.

Season 5′s premiere episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta remains the highest rated of the Real Housewives’ franchise but only just!

Sunday’s ratings for the sixth season premiere of RHoA, came a VERY close second to last season’s, and RHoA comfortably remains the Number 1 rated show on Bravo TV. On Sunday night at 8pm, 3,108,000 viewers tuned in (1,808,000 18-49 – Demo 1.50) with another 1,423,000 (0.70) catching the 10pm repeat airing. That places this season’s premiere as the SECOND best RHoA premiere of their own six premieres, and SECOND best in franchise history. The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s fourth season premiere audience of 2,957,000 (1,941,000 18-49 – Demo 1.50) remains in third place (although comes second in the 18-49 demo). Read more

%d bloggers like this: