Credit: Derek Blanks/Bravo Photo: Kim Zolciak Stuns in Don't Be Tardy... Promo Photo

In case anyone was wondering, Kim Zolciak of The Real Housewives of Atlanta confirmed that the old theory is right: Drama definitely sells. After tweeting about how "incredibly painful" this week's episode of Don't Be Tardy was going to be for her, the show saw its best ratings of the season so far.

Kim went back on Twitter to send a shout-out to all of her fans for being there for her.

"Wow u guys!!! Makes me cry to see the numbers from the show last night & realize how much support I have!!! I appreciate all of u!! THANK U," Kim gushed.

During the ep, Kim revealed a vulnerable side we've rarely seen (not to mention a makeup-free face and her own hair). We're glad to see the mama take some comfort in knowing that her followers care about her.

Plus, a ratings boost is great news for her show.

Did you watch DBT this week?