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April 16, 2014

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'Housewives of Atlanta': Bringing Bigger Ratings

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It seems fans of the 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' can't get enough of NeNe Leakes, Lisa Wu Hartwell, Kim Zolciak, Sheree Whitfield (pictured l-r) and newcomer Kandi Burruss.

Last Thursday's premiere of the second installment of the reality series pulled in astounding numbers for the Bravo network. Over 4 million viewers tuned in to the broadcast to see the drama that ensues when the ladies from the Peach State get together.

Not only was the telecast the highest-rated series premiere in 'Real Housewives' franchise history, but it was also the highest-rated Thursday in Bravo's prime-time network history.


The series shot up triple digits compared to the season one premiere. Compared to the season two premiere of 'Orange Country,' the 'Atlanta' ratings were up 107 percent among adults 18 to 49 and up 138 percent among total viewers, a Bravo spokesperson confirmed.

'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' also posted historic gains online. The network's official Website (BravoTV.com) generated the best premiere-day video performance for any Bravo series in the history of the network

This season of 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' ushered in a new housewife – Grammy Award-winner Burruss of Xscape fame. In between recording a solo album and planning a wedding, Burruss befriends Zolciak, who has ambitions of becoming a country singer.

Also this season, Leakes, while searching for her biological father, will work at patching up her rocky relationship with Whitfield, who, after a small divorce settlement, has to downgrade her living arrangements but still plans to launch her She by Sheree clothing line.

And then, there's Wu Hartwell, a busy body who is also planning to launch a clothing line and perhaps have another child with her NFL player husband (who has been sidelined until further notice).

Regardless of how the Atlanta 'Housewives' pan out with their respective career ventures, this season is sure to be lively.

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Mel B Pictures

    In this photo provided by Kraft Foods, Spice Girl "Mel B" poses for a photo wearing a T-shirt she designed based on the classic pink ribbon used for breast cancer awareness, after a fashion show and launch of "Pose for the Cure" web site to help Kraft Foods raise money for the 'Susan G. Komen for the Cure' fight against breast cancer in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008. The shirt is for sale on the web site and the net proceeds will benefit the foundation. (AP Photo/Kraft Foods, Ray Stubblebine) **NO SALES**

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    In this photo provided by Kraft Foods, Spice Girl "Mel B" poses for a photo wearing a T-shirt she designed based on the classic pink ribbon used for breast cancer awareness, after a fashion show and launch of "Pose for the Cure" web site to help Kraft Foods raise money for the 'Susan G. Komen for the Cure' fight against breast cancer in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008. The shirt is for sale on the web site and the net proceeds will benefit the foundation. (AP Photo/Kraft Foods, Ray Stubblebine) **NO SALES**

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    In this undated image released by Oxfam Tuesday Sept. 23, 2008, British singer Mel B participates in the 'In My Name' global campaign calling for action against poverty and demanding world leaders keep their promises on millennium development goals. (AP Photo/Oxfam, HO) ** NO SALES **

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    In this photo provided by Kraft Foods, Spice Girl Mel B, left, serves as the emcee at a fashion show and launch of "Pose for the Cure" web site to help Kraft Foods raise money for the 'Susan G. Komen for the Cure' fight against breast cancer in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008. Mel B wears a T-shirt she designed based on the classic pink ribbon used for breast cancer awareness. The shirt is for sale on the web site and the net proceeds will benefit the foundation. The woman at right is unidentified. (AP Photo/Kraft Foods, Ray Stubblebine) **NO SALES**

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: TV personality and designer Khloe Kardashian and Olympic-level swimmer and model Amanda Beard (R) pose backstage at the Mel B With Ultimo Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images )

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Ultimo Scottish designer lingerie brand founder Michelle Mone (L) and pop singer Melanie Brown pose backstage at the Mel B With Ultimo Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images )

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Pop singer Melanie Brown poses backstage at the Mel B With Ultimo Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images )

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Pop singer Melanie Brown and Olympic-level swimmer and model Amanda Beard (R) pose backstage at the Mel B With Ultimo Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images )

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Pop singer Melanie Brown and singer Aubrey O'Day (R) poses backstage at the Mel B With Ultimo Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images )

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Pop singer Melanie Brown, Olympic-level swimmer and model Amanda Beard, singer Aubrey O'Day and TV personality and designer Khloe Kardashian pose backstage at the Mel B With Ultimo Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images )

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