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NeNe Leakes’s one-on-one interview with Andy Cohen on Sunday night may not have been great for her relationships with her Real Housewives of Atlanta co-stars, but the sassy gal has certainly earned herself a friend or two among the Bravo execs. According to Nielsen, NeNe’s appearance on Watch What Happens Live was the highest rated ep of the late-night talk show this season!

Around 3.5 million people tuned in to see NeNe stop by the clubhouse, and an estimated 2 million of those were in the target 18-49 demographic! Not too shabby, Linnethia. If she hadn’t already, NeNe definitely secured her spot in the RHoA Season 7 cast right there.

Those who did tune in for the post-finale rehash shouldn’t be surprised by these whopping figures. NeNe left no stone unturned when it came to weighing in on her fellow Housewives, throwing shade at Kenya Moore, Kandi Burruss, and even former BFF Cynthia Bailey during the half-hour special. Season 7 sure is going to be awkward.

Speaking of RHoA’s seventh season, last week’s renewal was not shocking, considering Season 6 was the highest rated of the entire Real Housewives franchise in history. The reality hit averaged more than 3.8 million viewers each week — a 25 percent bump up from the series’s previous season.

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Source: Bravo

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