RHoA Reunion Snags Record Ratings, Beats Out NBA Playoffs!
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Real Housewives of Atlanta

RHoA Reunion Snags Record Ratings, Beats Out NBA Playoffs!

Did you tune in for Real Housewives of Atlanta’s “Reunion, Part 1” episode on Sunday night? If you didn’t, you may have been the only one. The highly-anticipated special contained the first-ever Housewife brawl — between Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore — and the hype led the series to bring in record-setting ratings for Bravo!

We had a feeling this ep would perform like gangbusters for the network, but we couldn’t have predicted exactly how well it would do. Coming in with a 4.13 rating, it’s the most watched reunion episode in Housewives franchise history! The former reunion ratings champ was Real Housewives of New Jersey, which raked in a comparatively low 3.8 million viewers.

Further proving the Hotlanta ladies’ power in the cable arena is the fact that they came in third for the night, beat only by HBO’s monster hit Game of Thrones (6.59) and the always dominant WWE (topping out at 4.83). NeNe Leakes, Kandi Burruss, and the girls even beat out the NBA playoffs on TNT (peaking at 4.07)!

Needless to say, we imagine Andy Cohen and the rest of the Bravo execs are feeling pretty good about their Georgia peaches right now. Let’s hope that means they might consider keeping the cast intact — even if that requires some elaborate peace brokering between Kenya and Porsha. Make it happen, you guys!

It’s not over yet! Real Housewives of Atlanta “Reunion, Part 2” airs Sunday, April 27 at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.

Are you surprised by RHoA’s killer ratings? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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