The season one finale of “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta’ pulled in a series high 4.4 million viewers, more than any episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta. The repeat at 10 p.m. drew another 2.18 million viewers.
Joseline probably broke into tears of joy over that news because I can imagine VH1 will have no choice but to give the cast a massive pay raise for season two, especially for her and Stevie J.
The show’s season average obliterated the best season average for “Real Housewives of Atlanta” from season three (2.9 million) by a significant margin (3.3 million).
Back in June, “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” started modestly with 1.9 million viewers and a 1.1 rating among 18-49 year olds. But the buzz got hot and heavy very quickly. B y this past Monday, it had more than doubled both figures. I’m sure VH1 wished it had another 10 episodes in the can ready to go now.
In fact, it was the most popular show of the night among 18 to 49 year olds among all TV networks.
After that aired, VH1 artfully brought out the second season debut of another Atlanta reality show “T.I. & Tiny,” which finished with the second-most popular show of the night among 18 to 49 year olds. The first half-hour episode drew 4.15 million and a 2.2 18-49 rating. The second half-hour brought in 3.99 million and a 2.1 18-49 rating.
That’s what you call a perfect pairing because almost everyone watching “Love & Hip Hop” stayed on for T.I. and his wife.
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk