VH1's 'Basketball Wives' Reunion Part One Drives The Network to #1 Among women 18-49 on Monday Night

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June 5th, 2012

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3.4 Million Total Viewers Tune In to Special Telecast


NEW YORK, NY – June 5, 2011 VH1 kicked summer into high gear this past Monday evening as the Basketball WivesReunion Part One scored a 1.5 in the key adult 18-49 demoduring its 8PM* premiere---up +15% over the average for season four premiere telecasts.

The “Basketball Wives” Reunion Part One averaged 2.2 million Total Viewers --up +16% from the season average. When combined with the 10PM* encore , the reunion was seen by over 3.4 million people.


In social media, the “Basketball Wives” reunion generated 15 trending topics on Twitter and secured the number one spot throughout the reunion airing. According to SocialGuide “Basketball Wives” was the #2 show on television for non-sports cable programs.


At 9:00pm*, VH1’s first hour-long scripted series  "Single Ladies" continued in its winning ways, averaging a 1.2 in the adult 18-49 demo.

Both “Single Ladies” and “Basketball Wives” made VH1 the #1 cable network among women 18-49 for Monday primetime.


"Single Ladies" is a romantic comedy series about Keisha (LisaRaye McCoy), April (Charity Shea) and Raquel (Denise Vasi)– three best friends with different philosophies on love, sex and relationships, proving not all women have the same desires. Set in the world of Atlanta fashion, music and celebrity, “Single Ladies” asks the question: What do women really want?


Executive producers include Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere, and Shelby Stone for Flavor Unit Entertainment. Executive producers also include Maggie Malina, Alex A. Motlagh for POPfilms, Stacy A. Littlejohn, and Tamra Davis.  Executive producing for VH1 are Jill Holmes and Jeff Olde.  “Single Ladies” was written and created by Stacy A. Littlejohn and directed by Tamra Davis.

In season four of “Basketball Wives two new ladies altered the ever-changing landscape and dynamic among the women.  Newcomer Kesha Nichols survived every girl's worst nightmare, having her engagement broken off by her ball-playing fiancé via email shortly before their wedding.  Kenya Bell proceeded in finalizing her divorce from a basketball star, while continuing to allay her notorious controversial reputation with the other ladies. Shaunie O’Neal continued to establish herself as a business mogul, while Evelyn Lozada and Jennifer Williams' 12-year friendship remained in a precarious position. Strong-willed Tami Roman continued to be a force to be reckoned with both socially and in business. While Royce Reed and Suzie Ketcham attempted to navigate uncharted waters as new chapters both opened in their lives.

Shed Media produces “Basketball Wives” Executive producing for Shed Media are Nick Emmerson, Jennifer O’Connell, Alex Demyanenko and Sean Rankine. Tom Huffman is a consulting producer. Shaunie O’Neal and Phil Robinson are executiveproducers.  Executive producing for VH1 are Jill Holmes, Noah Pollack and Jeff Olde.

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  • Ladi

    Y don’t she devil Shaunie get a show with the two hood rats .VH1 since u love exploiting black women .You may use the name Three hood rats , Shaunie ,Eve,Tammi n now have the most trashy show .You want rating ,you will get it .

  • Ladi

    TEAMJEN allthe way .Leave Jen get ur own show .You did not do anything to Shaunie the devil did see the grimace she was making when u came out .Y r thy so jealous of you .I feel so bad for you .Jen look great

  • Ms Darla

    Yeah okay so they (Idiots Broads ” Basketball Wives ” with host John Salley hired He-Bitch, had astonishing ratings thru the roof huh? Thats how many you want have next season or any programming in the future. It seem to not understood we are not rewarding these nasty witches anything for bad behavior, we are serious in this audience we will not let either of these people forget or be forgiven for the shame the season and this fake horrible edition that is simply to justify Shaunie’s ring leader of this ZOO! that Jennifer is somehow reason for them being immature bi-polar disgrace to our female race! The most dumbest strategy seen on tv. What an insult to the American and truly to themselves. Is somebody in these high places telling them we are piss and digusted with this reunion garbage?Probably not but they read I hope (surprisingly)and John Salley, how much does it cost to have a brother to sit in front of world not leaking thru pant leg from agreeing to cut your BALLS OFF and ruin rep is just fascinating to me. Sports world must be busting their guts up laughing at you. Black man you are going to regret it for sure, but part 1 alone says you truly deserve it! kiss rest of your manhood good bye with these misfits!

  • Melanie

    I like Basketball Wives but was annoyed with this season because their behavior was very embarrassing! Seems like at the part 1 finale, they were trying to take some responsibility for their actions, just hope they get it together next season. I am glad Jen is going through with her lawsuit though because grown women slapping each other, throwing bottles and jumping over tables should not be tolerated!! I don’t care how much ratings it gets, they just need to act like they have some sense or I will no longer be watching.

  • DarD

    The audience was a fake setup, selected from those loyal to team Hood-rats. This whole charade was an insult to common sense, designed to make these nearly hopeless losers (Tami, Ev, Shaunie)look redeemable. Also designed to discredit Jennifer through even more gang-style disrespect. I know Royce was trying to keep it real when she agreed that Jen has been guilty of indiscretions in the past, BUT she shouldn’t have played into the obvious smoke screen at this time. She at least should have followed her agreeing statement with a further condemnation of the slutty bully tactics used by the terrible trio plus one (John SALLY – ‘e’ purposely dropped from this girly ‘man’). They make themselves look all the more SILLY the harder they try… SMH! BTW my household will NOT watch after this season.

  • veshti

    Shaunie O’Neal is so fake in expressing how she supposedly feels; Shaunie has egged on every fight that Tami and Evelyn have started. She talks about the women trying to attain personal growth yet she speaks negatively against Jennifer trying to start a makeup line saying” her line (referring to Jennifer) only has four colors”. Well Shaunie whatever happened to your shoe line that you were trying to get off the ground? In fact Shaunie was the first to go after a basketball wife in a negative manner. Can VH1 get someone else to produce the show, I dislike Shaunie O’Neal and her clandish attitude towards Crazy Tami and Bipoplar Evelyn.

  • dj

    Maybe Jennifer can get her own spinoff like Gloria. Basketball Wives New York.

  • Lisa

    If I had one wish, it would be for some executive to pull the plug on Basketball wives. I’m tired of these stupid bitches (Shaunie, Evelyn, Tami”The Bully” Roman and Suzi) I can’r believe we are making these idiots famous and rich. The reunion was a joke. Tami is not sorry for what she did to Keisha and these women have no class. I am team Jennifer and Keisha and I hope this ladies have much success. SOMEONE PLEASE CANCEL THIS SHOW.

  • katbunny

    This show is crap! Evelyn and Tami need to be terminated from the show.
    Shaunie needs to leave the screen also, even though she’s a producer.
    It’s to late for apologies and tears. Get new cast members and get these three off the screen OR CANCEL THIS CRAP!

  • vicky7

    Well said everyone-if You or I hit someone or steals someone’s hangbag n go thru its content -you wld be FIRED-But a hoodrat cannot change its spots n the other ghetto hoodrats Eve & Shaunie ju sat and looked on-John Salley is a JACKASS-I like the he-B -he join in for kill on Jen to avert the attention to make her look bad so they look good BUT NO ONE is fooled N I wish PEOPLE WLD STOP WATCHING-I clicked off after 10 minutes-Please everyone shld STOP watching Shaunie Oneal is one EVIL heffer-The Reverend should get some Garlic for the next scene-maybe that will expose the Witch that she is-

  • vicky7

    One more thing Andy from Bravo would have expose the charade n put Tammi & table hopping Evelyn n eveil ka-nevil Shaunie in their place-I am surprised that Royce did not step in n demolish that nonsense with lie-detector -really Jen & Eve shld have taken at the same time -N John dumb-bell was like O I have a surprise -what surprise -get lost u r a poor hostess yes hostess -u weren’t that good at basketball n here u r with the women-really -go get a real job u looser!!!!! I cant stand him, shaunie, evelyn & hoodrat TAMMI-

  • eben

    It is WAAAY tooooo obvious that the whole reunion show was STAGED by VHi and Shaunie to do damage control!!!! BUT GUESS WHAT??????? YOU MADE YOURSELVES LOOK WAAAY WORSE AND SHAUNIE, YOU KNOW THAT the clip of you talking to your pastor was ADDED into the show after all of the ANGRY PUBLIC outcry about YOUR BULLY FRIENDS evil-lyn and tami…THE AUDIENCE WAS EVEN BIASED AND CLAPPING FOR THE BULLIES……… You all made yourselves look even dumber!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I DON’T CARE IF JENN LIES ON EVERY SINGLE QUESTION ON THE LIE DETECTOR TEST, I CANNOT DEAL WITH A BULLY AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY DAUGHTER WAS BULLIED AND I WAS TOO OVER 20 YEARS AGO AND PEOPLE KILL THEMSELVES OVER THIS… SHAUNIE YOU SHOULD REALLY BE ASHAMED OF YOUR SELF!!!!!!!!!!!!! TAKE SOME OF THE MONEY YOU ARE GETTING FROM SHAQ AND GO TO COLLEGE AND GET EDUCATED IN A ‘REAL’ FIELD AND NOT THIS DRAMA…. SUCH A WASTE OF AIR TIME!!!! I will NEVER support anything you, EVIL-lyn, OR Tami do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU ALL ARE SOOOOO UGLY ON THE INSIDE, AND YOU ACT LIKE WILD ANIMALS WITH RABIES…. iT IS so obvious that you ALL are jealous of her!!!!!!!!! and EVIL-lyn, you say you REAL!!!! I don’t think so………… Jenn has a REAL FRIEND now in NENE LEAKES!!!! Now, Nene is reallll!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Evil-lyn, try to bully Nene, so she can BEAT your FACE OFF!!!! YOU NEED A ‘FACE LIFT’ ANYWAYS…………………..

  • vicky7

    Shout out to Eben-here’s another one-How dare She-B John Sally tell Kenya that she is too old to live her dreams or attempt to make her dream come true -who is he-maybe he is too old n washed up to be a host then-John -How dare you -you are a moran and Shaunie’s LAP-DOG-you don’t know HOW TO BE A MAN-get off the show n let Andy from Bravo take over -he wld not put up this your fake hand picked audience (bu Shaunie) probable -all hers n Tammie & Evelyn hoodrats frenz……it was so obvious -we r not drinking that stank coolaide-John Sally makes me want to SPIT-cant stand him!!!!!!How cld he be a part of the plan to bully Jen, insult Kenya & not allow Keisha her talk time -everytime Keisha tries to talk -the Hoodrat INTERRUPTS-U r not a host -you are like the snat outof our nose…

  • mike

    Evil-lyn looked a hot mess.

  • April

    This show is definitely hood. Shaunie, Ev and Tammie you are straight up ghetto. You wanted the reunion show to try and show up Jennifer. Well guess what, we are not buying that. You should stop being so messy and face reality. You hoods are mad at Jen for taking a stand for herself. The only reason people watched the reunion episode was to see how Shaunie,Ev and Tammie was going to try to come out on top. Well it didn’t work, what happened was that you 3 sinked to a all time low.
    You 3 are tired and full of drama.
    Get a life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • sheron

    Watergate cover-up failed. All those lack-luster apologies from Shaunie, Eve, and most of all Tammi proved to be as about real as a $3.00 bill. “I’m sorry ,but……. they all said with their mouth”. Then they continued to try to air some dirty laundry of Keysha and Jennifer and in addition chastise them. Apologize, mean it and shut up!!!!!!!!When I’m truly sorry , I repent with true remorse and try to work on myself. You don’t have time to beat up on someone else to justify your poor judgement and bad behavior. Nobody is going to condemn Jennifer for a law suit. I would have filed too. Shaunie needs to quit throwing rocks and hiding her hands because we see it. The camera shows it and we hear it so just stop adding fuel to the fire!

  • Disgrace

    As a woman and as an educator, I am offended by the antics that took place during this season. It is a shame that women in 2012 would stoop to such levels just to take home a paycheck. Unfortunately, this is what happens when one is uneducated or under-educated. Each day, teachers and administrators across this country struggle to teach young ladies how to work on their self-esteem and how to treat each other; it is a difficult job especially when our young ladies see this type of behavior displayed on national television. We also have the arduous task of protecting ‘Keishas’ from ‘Tamis and Evelyns’!! Stop bullying!!!! It is clear that both of those ladies have deep-rooted issues; they must deal with those issues and stop taking out their insecurities on others.

    Shame on VH1 and all of the producers as well as the women of BW. You are poor examples of women and entertainers. Shaunie O’Neal is a ‘business woman’? Really? Shaunie said she sits in meetings and asks herself if the people she is meeting with think she is a “hot mess”. Yes dear, you are a hot mess for allowing women . . .black women . . . to tear each down. When we get into positions of authority, it becomes our task to make it better . . .what ever the ‘IT’ may be. Read Luke 12:48.

    Tami IS a bully and so is Evelyn. I suspect Evelyn toned down her behavior because her wedding show will soon be aired and she has other business deals in the making. Tami has not taken responsibility for her actions (when the reunion show was taped); her apology was as fake as her lashes and so was that audience. Keeping it real has nothing to do with using profanity, yelling, throwing bottles, or being physically violent.

    Suzie has nothing going for her except that the keeps the drama going; she is a true lackey!! Suzie is such a non-factor. So long BW . . .

  • madforbasketball

    I am a reality show fanatic. I have to say that when i saw the episode when Tammy bullied Keisha and turned everything around for her own benefit, i swore that i would never watch the show again. I have never seen adult woman bully other women. It really made me sick. The weird thing about it was that I kind of blamed Shaunie for allowing it to happen. When i saw the last episode where she talked about how disapointed she was about the entire situation I really understood where she was coming from. I know it must be defficult for her to be behind the scenes and then be friends with these girls who obviously need help. Your a good respecful woman Shaunie and i applaude you for standing up and saying something about it.

  • Tired of being Tired

    I see that most people have the same views about the show. I am not in favor of violence but, Jen needs to stand up for herself and kick assssss… Eve, how can you say you have been a friend for over 12 years to Jen and all of a sudden you disolve the friendship. I get upset with my sister sometimes because they might say something I donot like but, YOU DONOT THROW THE SISTERHOOD AWASY BECAUSE OF WORDS.


    These reality shows are why the respectful african american women are depicted as HOODRATS, on our jobs, and just every day life. PLEASE lets take a long look at our young ladies and what we expose them to, as they are our future.

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