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Watch What Happens Live – Season 11 Ratings

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Updated through episode S11E64 which aired in prime time at 9pm on Sunday April 13th, 2014 and featured Nene Leakes.

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BRAVO MEDIA DELIVERS RECORD-BREAKING SUNDAY NIGHT

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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

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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.

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta – Season 6 Ratings

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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.

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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 ©

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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.

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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

Watch What Happens Live – Ratings Season 10 (Final)

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Updated through episode S10E114 which aired on Sunday December 22nd, 2013 and which was the tenth season finale and featured Mariah Carey.

Full Season Summary – written October 5th, 2013

Since returning from its Labor Day Weekend hiatus, Season 10 of Watch What Happens Live has witnessed quite the ratings fall off. Partly this has to do with it rarely getting original programming as its lead-in, but it also demonstrates a wider viewer malaise and perhaps Andy Cohen’s own malaise as well.

The ratings for WWHL are always highest when it acts as a ‘post-game’ talk show for Bravo Media’s Real Housewives’ franchise but with last Monday’s edition S10E57 following the 10pm airing of The Real Housewives of Miami which only garnered 653,000 viewers, and with WWHL dropping to just 491,000 viewers (and only 275,000 aged 18 to 49 years), even that’s not guaranteed.

Not one of the most recent twenty-five episodes has risen above 1m viewers, and that was once always guaranteed to occur once a week; its Sunday night episode.

The highest rated of these 20 was on Tuesday September 17th when Nene Leakes was the guest and the lowest on Thursday (when Bravo TV air no original programming) when Lizzy Caplan and Tony Danza were watched by just 292,000 viewers. The worst performance in the 18-49 demo came when Gloria Estefan and Sean Kingston generated just 191,000 18 to 49 year old viewers on September 12th

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Even Bethenny Frankel, the former Bravo TV megastar, who is having her own ratings woes, only managed to generate Andy 730,000 viewers and that’s less than Danielle Staub, Tamra Barney, Kathy Wakile and Jacqueline Laurita all separately garnered.

Thursday’s not surprisingly continue to be its weakest night based on its ratings and certainly if I was a PR rep for some of the talent booked I would ensure that I never booked them on WWHL on that night each week as Gloria Estefan Sean Kingston, Jewel, Taye Diggs, Lizzy Caplan, Tony Danza, Daniel Radcliffe and Betsy Brandt were on average only seen by 337,500 viewers and just 197,750 aged between 18 and 49 years.

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Watch What Happens Live – Season 10
Episode      Date          Guests     Lead-In Audience 18-49 Audience 18-49 Demo
S10E41 8-Sep-13 Danielle Staub RHoNJ Rpt 794,000 No Info 0.30
S10E42 9-Sep-13 Adriana De Moura, Ali Larter, Below Deck 566,000 378,000 0.30
S10E43 10-Sep-13 Bethenny Frankel, MDL LA Rpt 730,000 378,000 0.30
S10E44 11-Sep-13 Lady Gaga, TC Masters 552,000 294,000 0.20
S10E45 12-Sep-13 Gloria Estefan, Sean Kingston, Movie 327,000 191,000 0.20
S10E46 15-Sep-13 Kathy Wakile, Andrew Dice Clay, RHoNJ Rpt 834,000 No Info 0.30
S10E47 16-Sep-13 Eddie Judge, Tamra Judge, Tamra’s OC Rpt 892,000 418,000 0.30
S10E48 17-Sep-13 Nene Leakes, Paula Patton, New Atlanta 943,000 449,000 0.40
S10E49 18-Sep-13 Real World Reunion, TC Masters 378,000 215,000 0.20
S10E50 19-Sep-13 Jewel, Taye Diggs, Movie 317,000 204,000 0.20
S10E51 22-Sep-13 Jacqueline Laurita, Kelly Ripa, Nene Rpt 877,000 No Info 0.40
S10E52 23-Sep-13 Wendi McLendon Covey, Ellen Pompeo, Repeat 493,000 279,000 0.20
S10E53 24-Sep-13 Suzanne Somers, Nick Carter, New Atlanta 670,000 353,000 0.30
S10E54 25-Sep-13 Lucy Lui, Malin Ackerman, TC Masters 516,000 253,000 0.20
S10E55 26-Sep-13 Lizzy Caplan, Tony Danza, Movie 292,000 201,000 0.20
S10E56 29-Sep-13 Teresa Giudice, Joe Giudice RHoNJ Rpt 908,000 559,000 0.40
S10E57 30-Sep-13 Meghan McCain, Alexia Echevarria, RHoM 491,000 275,000 0.20
S10E58 1-Oct-13 Tom Colicchio, David Arquette, New Atlanta 578,000 322,000 0.30
S10E59 2-Oct-13 Jerry O’Connell, Rebel Wilson, Top Chef 654,000 350,000 0.30
S10E60 3-Oct-13 Daniel Radcliffe, Betsy Brandt, Movie 414,000 195,000 0.20
S10E61 6-Oct-13 Rosie Pierri, Lance Bass, RHoNJ Rpt 857,000 No Info 0.40
S10E62 7-Oct-13 Connie Britton, Zachary Quinto, RHoM 554,000 276,000 0.20
S10E63 8-Oct-13 John Legend, Jason Biggs, New Atlanta 412,000 191,000 0.20
S10E64 9-Oct-13 Michael Strahan, Rachel Maddow, Top Chef 657,000 328,000 0.30
S10E65 10-Oct-13 WWHL Wedding Special, Movie 319,000 208,000 0.20
S10E66 13-Oct-13 Orlando Bloom, Sir Ian McKellen, RHoNJ Rpt 381,000 No Info 0.20
S10E67 14-Oct-13 Ja Rule, Lisa Hochstein, RHoM 627,000 349,000 0.30
S10E68 15-Oct-13 Soleil Moon Frye, Dr Sanjay Gupta, New Atlanta 539,000 248,000 0.20
S10E69 16-Oct-13 Rachael Ray, Jessica Seinfeld, Carla Hall, Top Chef 682,000 291,000 0.20
S10E70 17-Oct-13 Lisa Marie Presley, Cee Lo Green, Movie 451,000 240,000 0.20
S10E71 20-Oct-13 Jenna Jameson, Jennifer Tilly, Bevy Smith, RHoNJ Rpt 454,000 No Info 0.20
S10E72 21-Oct-13 Lea Black, Amy Sedaris, RHoM 529,000 249,000 0.20
S10E73 22-Oct-13 George Takei, New Atlanta 585,000 303,000 0.20
S10E74 23-Oct-13 Josh Flagg, Madison Hildebrand, Josh Altman, Top Chef 725,000 293,000 0.20
S10E75 24-Oct-13 Rosie Perez, Johnny Knoxville, Movie 354,000 221,000 0.20
S10E76 27-Oct-13 Cynthia Bailey, Al Sharpton, New Atlanta 773,000 No Info 0.30
S10E77 28-Oct-13 Marysol Patton, Nancy Grace, RHoM 617,000 278,000 0.20
S10E78 29-Oct-13 Jenny McCarthy, Donnie Wahlberg, New Atlanta 522,000 292,000 0.20
S10E79 30-Oct-13 Christina Hendricks, Dylan McDermott, Top Chef 472,000 263,000 0.20
S10E80 31-Oct-13 Neil Patrick-Harris RHoA Rpt 402,000 232,000 0.20
S10E81 3-Nov-13 Kenya Moore, Kandi Burruss, RHoA Rpt 1,227,000 No Info 0.50
S10E82 4-Nov-13 Lisa Vanderpump, Whitney Cummings, RHoM 696,000 353,000 0.30
S10E83 5-Nov-13 Reza Farahan, Zachary Levi, Shahs 625,000 351,000 0.30
S10E84 6-Nov-13 Giada de Laurentiis, Katey Sagal. Top Chef 739,000 482,000 0.40
S10E85 7-Nov-13 The Wanted, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay Mcguiness, Nathan Sykes, Max George, Tom Parker, FQ Rpt 348,000 200,000 0.20
S10E86 10-Nov-13 Nelly, Porsha Stewart, RHoA Rpt 1,283,000 No Info 0.60
S10E87 11-Nov-13 Brandi Glanville, Mark Consuelos RHoM 922,000 510,000 0.40
S10E88 12-Nov-13 Mercedes ‘Mj’ Javid, Mike Shouhed, Shahs 948,000 525,000 0.40
S10E89 13-Nov-13 Gail Simmons, Curtis Stone, Top Chef 534,000 214,000 0.20
S10E90 14-Nov-13 Nia Long, Terrence Howard, RHoM Rpt 558,000 280,000 0.20
S10E91 17-Nov-13 Phaedra Parks, Ben Tankard, Jewel Tankard, RHoA Rpt 1,374,000 No Info 0.60
S10E92 18-Nov-13 Stassi Schroeder, Jax Taylor, RHoBH rpt 830,000 464,000 0.40
S10E93 19-Nov-13 Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Meredith Vieira, Shahs 676,000 319,000 0.30
S10E94 20-Nov-13 Gina Gershon, Josh Gad, Top Chef 593,000 321,000 0.30
S10E95 21-Nov-13 Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett, M Match rpt 522,000 296,000 0.30
S10E96 1-Dec-13 Cynthia Bailey, Sandra Bernhard, RHoA 6.05 rpt 1,547,000 780,000 0.60
S10E97 2-Dec-13 Kym Richards, Lisa Whelchel, RHoBH 4.05 rpt 856,000 399,000 0.30
S10E98 3-Dec-13 Cheyenne Jackson, Lilly Ghalichi, Shahs of Sunset 3.05 950,000 535,000 0.40
S10E99 4-Dec-13 Patti Stanger, Top Chef 11.09 579,000 287,000 0.20
S10E100 5-Dec-13 Whoopi Goldberg, Zoe Saldana, 100 Days of Summer Preview 450,000 228,000 0.20
S10E101 8-Dec-13 Fantasia Barrino, Kandi Burruss, RHoA 6.06 rpt 1,868,000 1,100,000 0.80
S10E102 9-Dec-13 Abigail Breslin, Kyle Richards, RHoBH 4.06 rpt 855,000 418,000 0.30
S10E103 10-Dec-13 The Cast Of Downton Abbey, Laura Carmichael, Rob James Collier, Allen Leech, Lesley Nicol, Shahs of Sunset 3.07 646,000 396,000 0.30
S10E104 11-Dec-13 Ralph Fiennes, Susan Sarandon, Top Chef 11.09 559,000 311,000 0.20
S10E105 12-Dec-13 Tyler Perry, Sharon Osbourne, Courtney Rpt 501,000 222,000 0.20
S10E106 15-Dec-13 Flo Rida, Kenya Moore, RHoA 6.07 rpt 1,529,000 No Info 0.70
S10E107 16-Dec-13 Joyce Giraud De Ohoven, Scheana Marie, RHoBH 4.07 rpt 884,000 549,000 0.40
S10E108 17-Dec-13 Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, James Marsden, Shahs of Sunset 3.08 791,000 485,000 0.40
S10E109 18-Dec-13 Sarah Jessica Parker, Top Chef 11.11 623,000 341,000 0.30
S10E110 19-Dec-13 Justin Long, John Leguizamo, Courtney Rpt 393,000 173,000 0.10
S10E111 22-Dec-13 Mariah Carey, RHoA 6.08 rpt 1,271,000 No Info 0.60
Average Since 8 Sept 2013 694,577 340,932 0.30
Sunday Average 1,065,133 No Info 0.46
Monday Average 700,857 371,071 0.29
Tuesday Average 686,786 367,643 0.30
Wednesday Average 590,214 303,071 0.24
Thursday Average 403,429 220,786 0.20


Source: Nielsen Media Research via Son of the Bronx

Prior Updates

Updated through episode S10E103 which aired on Tuesday December 10th which featured various cast members of Downton Abbey; Laura Carmichael, Rob James Collier, Allen Leech and Lesley Nicol.

Updated through Thursday’s episode S10E100 which featured Whoopi Goldberg & Zoe Saldana.

The five episodes of Watch What Happens Live that aired last week averaged an impressive 876,400 viewers per episode, and that’s the highest week so far in this megalong tenth season, which now stretches to 100 episodes. Sunday’s episode with Cynthia Bailey & Sandra Bernhard was a season high and Tuesday’s episode which featured Patti Stanger with 950,000 viewers was also the second best Tuesday since June 2013. As is usual, Thursday’s episode with just 450,000 viewers was the lowest rated this week, but given that its lead-in; a preview of 100 Days of Summer, only garnered 295,000 viewers at 10:30pm Andy Cohen can draw some satisfaction that gaining 155,000 viewers on his lead-in, shows that people do turn to Bravo TV at 11pm just to watch WWHL.

Updated Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 after S10E96 aired Sunday December 1st and featured Cynthia Bailey and Sandra Bernhardt and S10E97 aired Monday December 2nd featuring Kym Richards and Lisa Whelchel Still Pending Update after S10E98 aired Tuesday December 3rd featuring Cheyenne Jackson and Lilly Ghalichi. Ratings delayed due to the Thanksgiving break.

Just five weeks after Cynthia Bailey’s last appearance on the October 27th edition of Watch What Happens Live , she returned to Andy’s Clubhouse but this time without the controversial Al Sharpton as her co-guest. Accompanied on this occasion with the marginally less controversial Sandra Bernhard, Cynthia managed to more than double WWHL’s ratings from S10E76′s 773,000 viewers (demo 0.30) to this week’s season high of 1,547,000 (demo 0.60).

Earlier on that evening the finale of I Dream of Nene: The Wedding had aired attracting 2,280,000 viewers followed by a special Sunday airing of The New Atlanta at 10pm with 1,137,000. That compared with Sunday’s episode of RHoA at 8pm with 3.1m and then a repeat of the same episode at 10pm with 1,529,000 viewers, which was only slightly less than WWHL’s audience at 11pm.

Whatever the reason for the doubling of the audience between October 27th and Sunday December 1st, this Sunday’s ratings were a new season high for this tenth season of WWHL, beating the 1,374,000 who tuned in two week’s ago for the previous Sunday edition of WWHL.

Updated Friday, November 22nd, 2013 to include ratings for S10E95 which aired on Thursday November 21st and featured Jennifer Hudson and Angela Bassett.

After last night’s 95th episode of WWHL of this tenth season, Andy Cohen gets to take a break for the next week. In preparation for the return of Millionaire Matchmaker to Bravo TV on Thursday December, 5th, repeat episodes from previous Matchmaker seasons aired during the three prime time hours. With the 10pm Matchmaker repeat garnering 547,000 viewers (333,000 aged 18-49 – Demo 0.30) and almost all of them staying on Bravo TV at 11pm, WWHL had an audience totaling 522,000 (296,000 aged 18-49 – Demo 0.30) for its 30 minute run. That is 33% higher than this season’s Thursday average, and should bring a smile to Andy’s face as he heads off for Thanksgivukkah!

Updated Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 to include ratings for S10E91 which aired on Sunday November 18th and featured Phaedra Parks from The Real Housewives of Atlanta and Ben Tankard & his wife, Jewel Tankard from Thicker Than Water.

As much as Andy Cohen and Bravo PR like to name drop the non-Bravolebrities that Cohen get to sit in his clubhouse, the reality is that almost without exception Watch What Happens Live always gets its largest audiences on nights when one, strong programming precedes it in the schedule and two, when he hosts in his clubhouse Bravo TV’s own stars who appeared earlier in that night’s line up.

Today Bravo Media issued this press release stating that Sunday’s 91st episode was its most-watched episode of the season. Yes, that’s right a show with Pheadra, Ben & Jewel (the later two unknown to most Bravo TV viewers just 8 days ago) has topped WWHL’s tenth season, that in the 90 episodes before it has seen Oprah Winfrey, Lady Gaga, Lisa Kudrow, John Legend, Daniel Radcliffe, Orlando Bloom and Sir Ian McKellen and many other big names as guests.

With Cohen’s recently announced departure from 30 Rock’s executive suite, his fate and the success of WWHL is inextricably linked to Bravo TV’s own programming, something that he will now no longer shape as once he did.

Updated Thursday, November 14th, 2013 to include ratings for S10E89 which aired on Wednesday November 13th and featured Top Chef Masters’ Curtis Stone and Gaill Simmons as guests.

The first WWHL that Andy Cohen hosted after yesterday’s announced move from 30 Rock’s Executive Suite and just a week after Giada de Laurentiis and Katey Sagal helped Andy Cohen to his highest rated Wednesday in months with 739,000 viewers (482,000 18-49 demo 0.40); the two Bravolebrities Curtis & Gail couldn’t match last Wednesday’s rating. With them only attracting 534,000 viewers (abd a lowly 214,000 aged 18-49 – Demo 0.2), despite a more-or-less similar lead-in from Top Chef New Orleans their appearance precipitated a ratings decline of -27.74% overall and a massive -55.60% in the 18-49 demo, compared with the prior Wednesday (S10E84).

Given that WWHL has seen its leanest ratings in its history since Labor Day and had finally witnessed a turn around earlier in the week, it is somewhat disappointing to see last night’s episode not even reach the post Labor Day Wednesday average of 590,000 total – 298,300 aged 18-49 – demo 0.24, although given the fall off in viewer interest that Top Chef Masters has seen in its last two seasons, perhaps it’s not that surprising that Curtis & Gail couldn’t didn’t bring viewers to WWHL either.

Updated Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 to include ratings for S10E88 which aired on Tuesday November 12th and featured Shahs of Sunset’s Mercedes ‘Mj’ Javid and Mike Shouhed as guests.

Whilst was sitting in the Clubhouse Tuesday night and The New York Times was headed off to print announcing his new role within the Bravo Media family, he and his two Shah’s produced his highest rated Tuesday night ratings for Watch What Happens Live since S06E81 aired way, way back on May 8th2012. Tuesday saw 948,000 total viewers (525,000 18-49 – demo 0.40) which was even higher than the previous night’s episode which featured Brandi Glanville & Mark Consuelos.

Second Update – Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 to include ratings for S10E87 which aired on Monday November 11th and featured The Real Housewives of Beverly Hill’s Brandi Glanville and Mark Consuelos as guests.

On the back of Brandi Glanville, (perhaps I should be careful writing that) and her accusatory mouth (we’re looking at you; Joanna Krupa), Monday’s WWHL saw its highest rated Monday in over three months, as 922,000 viewers tuned in (510,000 aged 18-49 – Demo 0.40) as Brandi, her dirty mouth and Mr Kelly Ripa entertained the masses and hopefully provided a boost to Thursday’s second Reunion episode of The Real Housewives of Miami.

Updated Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 to include ratings for S10E86 which aired on Sunday November 10th and featured The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Porsha Stewart and Nelly as guests.

For the second Sunday running (and on the strength of two stellar RHoA episodes) Andy Cohen saw his ratings push above 1.2m viewers. At 11pm Sunday 1,283,000 people aged two years and over tuned in for Porsha & Nelly and scored Cohen his first 0.60 in the 18-49 demographic since Jacqueline Laurita & Rebecca Romjin, almost four months ago on July 21, 2013. This is only the second time in the entire eighty six episodes of this tenth season of WWHL that the 18-49 demo has been as high as 0.60.

This great rating result has pushed Cohen’s Sunday average since Labor Day back above 800,000 but still a long way short than the 1m+ that his Sunday episodes have historically averaged. With WWHL taking a break over the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday week, I’d guess that when he returns on Sunday December 1st that will kick off the Eleventh Season and these weaker Season 10 ratings can be forgotten.

Updated Friday, November 8th, 2013 to include ratings for S10E85 which aired on Thursday November 7th and featured English/Irish boy band ‘The Wanted’; Siva Kaneswaran, Jay Mcguiness, Nathan Sykes, Max George and Tom Parker,
as guests.

With just a repeat of the previous Sunday’s Fashion Queens as lead-in, it was no surprise that The Wanted weren’t particularly wanted by Bravo TV viewers. At 11pm a lowly 348,000 viewers tuned in for WWHL and of those, only 200,000 were aged 18 to 49 years; which is Cohen’s third lowest rated show in that demo since Labor Day. Still those 200,000 people aged 18-49 who watched WWHL was larger than the 176,000 younger viewers who tuned in at 8pm for the cast of Arrested Development on James Lipton’s Inside the Actors Studio.

Updated Thursday, November 7th, 2013 to include ratings for S10E84 which aired on Wednesday November 6th and featured Giada de Laurentiis and Katey Sagal as guests.

Proving, what many of us have long known, that having guests that directly relate to the audience of the preceding 10pm show’s audience, always brings the highest ratings and Andy Cohen had his best Wednesday night audience in months last night.

Giada de Laurentiis was a natural and interesting guest to headline a post Top Chef edition of WHHL and the ratings; 739,000 people total with 482,000 aged 18-49 (demo 0.40), proved just that.

Updated Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 to include ratings for S10E83 which aired on Tuesday November 5th and featured Shahs of Sunset’s Reza Farahan with Zachary Levi as guests.

With the 10pm premiere of Shahs of Sunset which last season attracted 2.3m viewers, Andy Cohen would no doubt have expected a big audience for his Tuesday night edition, but with Shahs debuting to only half last of its season’s total premiere audience, just 625,000 viewers watched WWHL at 11pm; only marginally above the WWHL Tuesday average of 607,222 viewers.

Updated Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 to include ratings for S10E81 which aired on Sunday November 3rd and featured The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kandi Burruss and Kenya Moore as well as S10E82 which aired on Monday November 4th featuring The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Lisa Vanderpump and Whitney Cummings.

2pm Update

It’s taken 44 episodes but for the first time since August 12th, 2013; episode S10E37, featuring Joanna Krupa and Lea Black has WWHL finally exceeded the 1m viewer mark. Thus ends the longest lean stretch of ratings ever experienced by Andy Cohen. The 10pm repeat airing of the RHoA premiere provided WWHL’s largest Sunday lead-in since April 21st (when RHoA’s previous season was airing) and that set the stage for Cohen’s best ratings since Jacqueline Laurita and Rebecca Romijn attracted 1.33m on July 21st.

In total 1,277,000 viewers stayed on at 11pm for Kandi Burruss and Kenya Moore at 11pm Sunday and Andy should give them this week’s mazel for bringing his ratings lean spell to an end!

6pm Update

Monday night saw WWHL return to its more recent ratings level as with the insipid finale of The Real Housewives of Miami failing to break even 1m viewers as WWHL’s lead-in, just 696,000 of them stayed around to watch and listen to Lisa & Whitney. With Shahs of Sunset back tonight, Tuesday at 10pm, Andy Cohen will be hoping that the Persians will give him a bigger boost than the Floridians ever managed.

Updated Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

This afternoon Bravo PR issued this press release heralding “its best week and best night of the quarter” but neglected to mention the ratings for that night’s WWHL. Since returning after the Labor Day hiatus, Andy Cohen’s WWHL has returned the longest period and weakest ratings of its ten seasons and with Sunday’s 76th episode of this tenth season featuring a Bravolebrity and having the benefit for the first time in months of having original programming airing at 10pm, I was confident that S10E76 would garner viewership over 1m, something it used to achieve almost each and every Sunday edition. But alas, that wasn’t to be and with just 773,000 viewers tuning in it was the sixth lowest of eight, since Sunday September 8th, 2013.

Hopefully with The Real Housewives of Atlanta returning this Sunday and running through April 2014, Cohen’s lean Sunday run will be over, but in the past two months, his nightly talk vehicle has begun to show signs of old age. Perhaps it’s time for a reboot? Who know’s but Bethenny Frankel might find that she soon has some time on her hands and stepping into Andy’s hosting shoes, might be the best thing for her.

That would also allow Andy Cohen to get back full time to his programming role, and given many of the recent ratings declines seen by Bravo TV, his programming eye might surely be needed.

Updated Friday, October 25nd, 2013 after Watch What Happens Live – Ratings were released for S10E75 which aired on Thursday October 24th, 2013 and featured Rosie Perez and Johnny Knoxville as guests and Michael Ausiello as the bartender. Also please check out the WWHL Thursday ratings article. Not one of the 35 episodes which have aired since Labor Day 2013, a period of seven weeks, has been able to attract an audinece of over 1,000,000 viewers. Something that used to happen at least once per week, in prior seasons. Hopefully with The New Atlanta airing at 10pm on Sunday, October 29th and featuring Cynthia Bailey & Al Sharpton as guests, this record long lean spell will be end.

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