With NeNe, Real Housewives Of Atlanta Rises To The Top

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October 22nd, 2009


It was a surprise to Robert and I when a press release we posted last season about Bravo's Real Housewives of Atlanta got so much traffic, and we became well acquainted with the fact that NeNe [Leakes] was "da' bomb".

With her, "Atlanta" has become the highest rated of all the "Housewives" franchises, but the LA Times wonders whether the it's shark jumping time for the show.

"Real Housewives of Atlanta" is averaging 3.2 million viewers per episode, and Bravo says it will become the network's highest-rated edition in the "Housewives" franchise after tonight, outpacing the ladies of Orange County, New York and New Jersey. A fifth series set in Washington, D.C., is also in the works.

But can there be too much of a good thing? "The Hills" saw its ratings decline after too much Lauren Conrad-Heidi Montag quarreling. It's probably too soon to tell, but the summer release of Leakes' memoir, "Never Make the Same Mistake Twice: Lessons on Love and Life Learned the Hard Way," isn't on any bestseller lists yet.

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