Bravo's 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' Posts Double-Digit Ratings Growth in Last Night's Finale

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April 1st, 2013


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Next Week, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” Kicks Off a Juicy Three-Part Reunion and “Secrets Revealed” Special on Sunday, April 7 at 8pm ET/PT

NEW YORK – April 1, 2013 – Bravo Media’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” breaks ratings records as season five delivers its most-watched season, up seven percent from prior season – and remains the most-watched series on the network, averaging over three million total viewers an episode. Additionally, last night’s season finale posted double-digit ratings growth, up 31 percent in total viewers (over 3 million total viewers) compared to last season’s finale. Featuring another heated face-off between Kenya and Porsha, the episode was up 45 percent among A25-54 (over 2 million viewers) and 33 percent in A18-49 (over 1.9 million viewers), according to Nielsen.

Coming off of a highly-watched season finale, Bravo Media is offering a triple dose of drama when it kicks off a three-part reunion and “Secrets Revealed” special of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” on Sunday, April 7 at 8pm ET/PT. Host Andy Cohen looks back at some of the season’s most memorable moments with the fabulous Southern ladies Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, NeNe Leakes, Kenya Moore, Phaedra Parks and Porsha Stewart. For a sneak peek of Part I of the reunion go to:

During Part I of the reunion on Sunday, April 7 at 8pm ET/PT, the ladies discuss their thoughts on the release of “Gone with The Wind Fabulous” and the ongoing conflict between Porsha and Kenya this season. The “Battle of the Booties” takes center stage between Kenya and Phaedra, plus, hear what these Southern Belles think of NeNe’s stardom in Hollywood.

In Reunion Part II, airing on Sunday, April 14 at 8pm ET/PT, Kim Zolciak returns to hash it out with the women and to reflect on her departure from the show. NeNe puts Phaedra in the hot seat over exclusive, behind-the-scenes drama that has never been revealed and Kenya joins in on the attack.

During Part III of the reunion on Sunday, April 21 at 8pm ET/PT, the husbands and significant others join to give their take on the season. Kandi talks about her new life with Todd and their recent engagement, and the men chime in on Kenya and Walter’s breakup drama. Tune in for other must-see moments, including which housewife is accused of allegedly “sexting” one of the husbands!

Following the three-part reunion, on Sunday, April 28 at 8pm ET/PT, the network will air a “Secrets Revealed” special, which will feature Phaedra's pet funerals, additional footage of the return of Kim Zolciak and the ladies' reactions to the reunion.

"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" is produced by True Entertainment for Bravo. Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin, Omid Kahangi and Megan Sanchez-Warner serve as Executive Producers.

Source: Nielsen Media Research, LS data. Most watched show based full season regular episode averages for current Bravo shows, total viewers. Season-over-season comparison based on 4/08/12 season four finale.


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  • Melanie P.

    Go RHOA!! Last night’s finale was awesome and I am excited to see the reunions coming up.

  • Michael

    I’m not afraid to admit, this show is so damn entertaining!

  • Michael

    I have to say Nene has bee completely boring this season, IMO! Definitely the drama between: Kenya Moore, Phaedra Parks and Porsha Stewart that’s bringing the ratings this season.

  • Recollected

    I think NeNe wasn’t as into this season due to her work on The New Normal. But I’m sure that will change in Season 6 since TNN is bound for cancellation, as we all know.

  • Matt

    @Michael – I agree with you that the ratings this season have come from Kenya, Porsha, and Phaedra. It is funny then how, at the reunion, Porsha and Phaedra are sitting farthest from Andy. (Everybody knows (haha) that the people sitting farthest from Amndy at a reunion are most likely to get the boot, and those sitting closest to him are the favorites (Nene and Kenya).

  • Michael

    NeNe acts like she’s an Oscar-winning actress. Not to discredit her success post-housewives, but lets be real here, TNN is a flop on NBC!

  • NeNe Leakes

    I take full credit for the ratings. I am the show! Bloop!

  • charmaine

    Kenya will allways be the star of the show, she is smart and she know how to bring drama. Kenya needs to up her game, such as being in Panteen comercials. And other hair commercial because of her natural beauty and thick hair. Phadra we don’t care of the lies that you are saying of Kenya botty, parts of the body increase and decreases when ever you lose weight, we don’t want to look at you, you look like a pigeon pea worm.

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