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“Real Housewives of Atlanta” opens to big ratings

Clearly, viewers are not bored yet. “Real Housewives of Atlanta” brought home 2.7 million viewers Thursday night, the most for any “Real Housewives” franchise debut.

And that’s far more than the first episode of last fall, which attracted just 656,000 viewers, though interest grew steadily until the finale. That tension-packed special took in 2.8 million viewers.

In comparison, the season two premiere of ‘The Real Housewives of New York” opened at 1.6 million and the season two premiere of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” took in 1.1 million viewers.

The show also drew more than 1 million page views on bravo.com.

Including the 11 p.m. rerun, nearly 4 million people watched Sheree Whitfield’s little outburst with so-called party promoter Anthony Shorter.

I’ll have local numbers next week. I’m sure the show landed in the top 20 in Atlanta.

109 comments Add your comment

T Peach

July 31st, 2009
6:49 pm

ATL represented once again.

tjhook

July 31st, 2009
6:52 pm

way to show your stupidity, ladies. You provide quality inspiration for anyone looking to improve their quality of life . . . NOT!!

NikkiFree

July 31st, 2009
8:15 pm

It’s just entertainment.

Atlanta Viewer

July 31st, 2009
8:50 pm

I wished the “women” acted a little bit more mature,sad, sad, sad, Sheree why you act like that on camera and claim to be a classy socialite, u showed your true colors.

Al Gore

July 31st, 2009
8:54 pm

Atlanta Viewer – why do you type like English is your third language? I expect trash from these broke “ladies” on T.V., not from the comment section.

Rodney Ho is my hero

July 31st, 2009
8:57 pm

Man oh man what I would do to that Kim………..she is such a nasty girl & I LOOOOOOOOVE IT!

Peggy

July 31st, 2009
8:58 pm

Now we know why NeNe was on the radio acting crazy all week. Nene knew after the 1st show no one would be talking about her. It was all about Sheree and the party planner. I don’t understand why they all hate Kim. Lisa is quiet messsy person. Lisa know she was the one who told Kim about Nene backstabbing ways. Kim may be a gold digger and delusional about her singing but I don’t paint her as a lier…..YET.

I am looking forward to the episode when Kandi’s mom is trying to talk her out of marrying a man with 6 kids & 4 baby mama’s. Sometimes people have a way of letting you know they are noncommitted and irresponsible without saying a word. Meeting a never married man with 6 kids is just one of those ways.

david

July 31st, 2009
8:59 pm

Money grubbing ho,s!

North Atlanta Viewer

July 31st, 2009
9:00 pm

I will bet that about all of them are one step from bankruptcy. They are prime examples of why we are in this economic mess. One of them suggests “she is the Jones’ .” If that is the case, I will pass on that goal.

jefrery

July 31st, 2009
9:12 pm

They are a BIG EMBRASSMENT!! I would not use that guy to arrange any event – it was a disappointment that he acted like that. These women are GHETTO – If they represent the BEST that Atlanta has to offer than ATL has some SORRY women.

Please stop watching this show

Loyce

July 31st, 2009
9:17 pm

I cannot wait to see the next epesode. My favorate Nene and Sheree

Ellen

July 31st, 2009
9:21 pm

I love this train wreck of a show!!!!

Sammy Sam

July 31st, 2009
9:33 pm

The party planner guy was out of control! He provides a service so regardless of how Sheree may have ticked him off he should of conducted himself in a different manner. Very unprofessional! I’m curious to see what direction his bussiness will go in. I dont think he realized how many people would watch the show.

RnBsinger

July 31st, 2009
9:34 pm

I loved the show. I make sure I have glasses of wine while I am watching it.

WatchingHousewives

July 31st, 2009
9:36 pm

North Atlanta Viewer – While last season, there may have been some financial fudging, it’s probably not the case this season.

These women are being paid pretty well for their participation in this show. What they’re getting paid can more than cover Nene’s rent, Sheree’s party, etc.

Despite my thinking Sheree has the intelligence of a turnip and the self awareness of a baseball, I actually believe her when she lays the blame for her home’s foreclosure on her former husband, Bob. I believe he was responsible for making the payments. I believe she didn’t know, at first, that he was not making the payments. Bravo is paying these women enough to keep nice roofs over their heads.

Lezlee

July 31st, 2009
9:49 pm

I can’t wait to see what happens with Sheree’s party. The argument between Sheree and Anthony was comical and very entertaining. I really love Nene’s hair, she looks very nice. What happened to DeShawn Snow? I don’t really care how the women act because they are being themselves. Also, I love Nene and Sheree’s new homes.

John Rocker rules

July 31st, 2009
9:51 pm

I wonder if Kim is interested in dating a younger, poor, fat drunken loser like meself?

malakie

July 31st, 2009
9:59 pm

Sharee is what we call ghetto fab!!!!She attempts to hide her ghetto side but I seen the real in her from the get go.

Bruce

July 31st, 2009
9:59 pm

I watched the show. I am from atlanta. I just look at the show this season no different than I would a sitcom. I just assume the show is scripted. I mean I don’t look at these women as people but more so actors playing a character. I am not sure how much is real and how much is fake. But dammit it is funny lol.

Football Fan

July 31st, 2009
10:09 pm

Another show where women married up and act lied spoiled, rich brats. I guess that is where the ratings are.

carolina c

July 31st, 2009
10:24 pm

is it tru that lisa was once married to keith sweat?

ATL

July 31st, 2009
10:33 pm

Real HOs of Atlanta

Louisville

July 31st, 2009
10:34 pm

the only ladies that seemed to have some sense was kandi and lisa..true business women….i love them

Entertained in NJ

July 31st, 2009
10:35 pm

The show is straight up entertainment. Unfortunately these ladies are “acting” even more than last season. I think they are all fake, backstabbing sisters…. the nicest of the bunch DeShawn was booted for not being controversial enough!! Shame on the producers! Sharee is ignorant and self centered—- can’t stand her, but still, the party planner was wrong– very unprofessional…. i guess he got his few minutes of fame.

Braves Fan

July 31st, 2009
10:44 pm

Man Lisa is hot. Wu-Wu!

RnBsinger

July 31st, 2009
10:45 pm

Yep Lisa was married to Keith Sweat and has 2 kids by him. He didnt sign the contract so the kids couldnt be on the show. He doesn’t want to exploit his kids.

Sheshe

July 31st, 2009
10:47 pm

The women on this show are so full of themselves and the show itself is so stupid until I can’t help BUT to watch it. Oh well, I have that “curiosity killed the cat” syndrome.

kes

July 31st, 2009
11:03 pm

I am very disappointed Bravo has chosen to turn all of these shows into catfights like the NYC housewives show. I loved the Orange Country housewives show until they decided it need junior high school level drama like the NYC show. I enjoyed their shopping sprees, their families, their work and other interesting facets of their lives.

I do not enjoy seeing everyone talking about others behind their back. Good grief, these are all supposed to be grown, mature women. I definitely would not want my daughter to think this is acceptable behavior.

Producers, show some class and show classly ladies doing classy things. Get out of the junior high level drama mentality.

Dumbfound

July 31st, 2009
11:05 pm

Yes Lisa was married to Keith Sweat ! And to all you white red necks that can’t stand the fact that these sisters are Rich ! Rich ! Rich! Y’all whte country asses great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great….Grandchildren will never see that kind of money in their life time ! Kiss our Rich Black Asses !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dumbfound

July 31st, 2009
11:07 pm

Kandi was in the group Escape, You know “Understanding”

Atlantis

July 31st, 2009
11:11 pm

With all the money Kim has, it seems like the first thing she would do would be to get a nose job.

Dumbfound

July 31st, 2009
11:11 pm

I forgot to mention that two former Escape singers are in two Reality shows, Tiny and Toya and Kandi and The Real House Wives of Atlanta. You Go Girls !!

Queen Esther Mundy

July 31st, 2009
11:12 pm

Imust admit the show is stupid, but it’s TV. The ladies are paid to act this way. People get over the jealous attitudes, theses stupid women are getting paid big $$ now. With the rating going up and up soon they will be very rich!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s all about entertainment and marketing and hats off to the marketing department, they really sold this show. It’s a night time soap opera. Give over it or don’t watch it. Once you watch it you are hooked. The show is no different than Melrose Place and all the other cramp shows, it just ATL. HOUSEWIVES marketing department knew how to sell the show. It’s just a fun, stupid show and if a sister can make a dollar without getting naked then go for it. Now I do thing the cursing is over the top. NENE keep on girl, do what you do to make it. NENE you are my favorite. I do wish the name of the show would change truely these are not housewives, but party OLD LADIES making money.

Dumbfound

July 31st, 2009
11:18 pm

I still say The Real House Wives of Orange County is the Best !!!!

Queen Esther Mundy

July 31st, 2009
11:21 pm

TO DUMBFOUND
If you say The Real House Wives of Orange County is the best, then you are DUMB!!!!!!FOUNDED.

HAHAHAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Queen Esther Mundy

July 31st, 2009
11:28 pm

Yes Atlantis, the pattern I did see of the thugs looks like you and your entire family. Go to bed and rest your mind.

Queen Esther Mundy

July 31st, 2009
11:31 pm

The thugs look like Atlantis and family. Stop the madness!

Atlantis

July 31st, 2009
11:33 pm

Queen Esther Mundy, Point taken. Good night.

Helen H.

July 31st, 2009
11:38 pm

No one should be surprised that Bravo chose to display their notion of feminine stereotypes. It is typical of the blatant sexism and stereotyping and woman hatred displayed on this channel. Hopefully, they will be held accountable and sent to sensitivity training.

Queen Esther Mundy

July 31st, 2009
11:49 pm

I was bored tonight so that is why I am commenting on some of these low life comments. I am going to bed, this has been fun. I really don’t care for AJC blogs but seems like this is all they have left going for them. I would rather watch the housewives than read or buy AJC papers. Good night to all!

Atlantis

July 31st, 2009
11:51 pm

Good night, Queen, good night. Sweet dreams.

Queen Esther Mundy

August 1st, 2009
12:01 am

Good Atlantis, Good night to all, Good night John boy.

jonicia

August 1st, 2009
2:36 am

Ok so Anthony was way out of line and I hope he loses his business. Nene is so funny and Sheree is a diva. What is wrong with Kandi? Disld she check to see if her fiance got something? That is too many kids. Girl he need your money with all those kids. How dumb is Kandi? Real dumb!

Mtn, Man

August 1st, 2009
5:13 am

I missed last night,s show! Fell asleep,after an 18 hr.work day! The show can not be as entertaining as these stupid,mindless comments,slap shot thru with no sentence structure and too many missspelled words to count! If my Tivo does not go up in smoke,I,ll catch up with you losers today { guess that makes me one too!}…… SAD! Let us pray! Mtn. Man

nita

August 1st, 2009
6:01 am

everyone is broke now what happen to the dammmm money? And why is lisa acting like this is her first child and it isn’t. Why she doesn’t have her kids? suppect u know.

trish

August 1st, 2009
6:36 am

I find Nene to be so annoying she is attention hungry to the point that it’s painful to hear her speak and last season she made it like what she said about kim was blown out of proportion well she did make fun of here and lisa was the one to point it out so why lie and act like you didn’t tell kim what Nene said

dunfounded is racist

August 1st, 2009
7:38 am

dumfound,you may have stole massa’s books but obviously didnt read them. stupid ner

ATLghettoCommentator

August 1st, 2009
7:51 am

1) Nene…lady you had face work (get Gregs money back) and please buy a few dresses that fit
2) Lisa Wu Hartwell…. just google she and Keith (her ex) and it is really clear who she is WuWu is BooBoo..jewelry line..yeah..uh-uh…keep believin’ “biness-woman”
3)Kim..Why is everyone talking about her wigs and not the other girls straightners, pieces, and anything but NATURAL african american hair? Oh and Nene, Kim is 30! ( Nene’s vision is bad from all of her pole time dancing..Magic City?…for those not in the know…google it) Her high school year book showed it, and of all these girls she seems the MOST straightforward, and did not have to move due to not paying rent, or mortgage, or foreclosure
4) Kandi…sister dump the man and keep it going…listen to your daughter & your mother…uh..isn’t he a “scrub”…Left eye is sayin’ from heaven…”Fool, you don’t want him”….oh Kandi…and quickly get to Jeffrey at Phipps and buy some NEW clothes…lady please!

maureen

August 1st, 2009
7:53 am

Who gon check me boo? – I love that line Sheree!

M.R.

August 1st, 2009
8:14 am

Dumbfast is on CRACK again. Talking Ghetto trash !