Weekly Ratings Roundup – Big Winner is Real Housewives of Atlanta
Once again, the Real Housewives of Atlanta won their night in cable ratings – bringing in almost 3.4 million viewers with 1.6 in the key demographic of adults 18-49. They stomped the competition, the closest was a 1.1 in the key demographic for a repeat of the Big Bang Theory. Airing right after Atlanta was Thicker than Water, which did respectably, bringing in 1.5 million viewers (0.7 in the key demographic). Of course most of that was due to their strong lead-in from Atlanta. Atlanta’s repeat episode brought in almost 1 million viewers – almost as high ratings as Millionaire Matchmaker on Thursday nights, and their lead-in repeat brought in almost 900,000 viewers. I hope the ladies are taking home sick paychecks! Watch What Happens Live didn’t make the top 100 that night – I think this was the night where Andy headed to the clubhouse straight from his vacation and WWHL aired at 11.
Monday: Vanderpump Rules continues to do well holding down Monday nights – earning a 1.3 Million viewers and a .7 in the key demographic. WWHL made the top 100 with almost 700,000 viewers and a .2 in the key demographic. I think VPR’s Kristen was on the show that night.
Tuesday: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills brought in 1.8 million viewers with a 0.8 in the key demographic – about the same as Dance Moms. Girlfriend’s Guide brought in around 700,000 – in the cancellation zone. WWHL with Brandi Glanville fared slightly worse, despite her theatrics.
Wednesday: Top Chef (with Andy Cohen guest staring) brought in around 1 M viewers.
Thursday: Millionaire Matchmaker, with Sonja Morgan, brought in 1 million viewers. with a .4 in the key demographic. Jill Zarin’s episode the week before didn’t make the top 100 list, and therefore had a .2 or lower in the key demographic (based on shows that did make the list.)
And that is the ratings roundup. I’d say that Bravo’s dip into the scripted shows is not off to a good start, and Atlanta’s success crushes any idea that the Housewives are a fading franchise.