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Huge ratings for ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’ finale and “T.I. & Tiny’ return

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Ka-ching, says Joseline Hernandez

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.

Read my “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” recap here from part two of the reunion.

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By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk

11 comments Add your comment

muddy waters

September 7th, 2012
12:49 am

Wouldn’t it be nice if Atlanta could be “famous” for something respectable, like a mass murder at the movie theater or Legionnaire’s Disease, or something?

liberalefty

September 7th, 2012
2:02 am

u fools take these “reality” shows too seriously. these shows are scripted like any other show. anyway i love watching this train wreck, its fun and entertaining, nothing more.

Son of Sammy Davis Jr, Jr

September 7th, 2012
8:54 am

Word on the street is:

1. Rasheeda and her husband won’t be back for the nest season because she’s a little to normal, reasonable and stable for the program
2. Momma D is off the show for being a LOT too much. VH1 got a lot of negative feedback about her character. And yes in that order. LOL
3. Memphitz is suing VH1 And the show’s Executive producer for slander, defamation, and other things. It’s about time.

4Sight

September 7th, 2012
10:52 am

Definitely agree with liberalefty. It’s scripted and pathetic! It a shame that trash is the new normal.

Wayne stuck in AL

September 7th, 2012
11:08 am

And the minstrelsy stupidity of black America continues…

liberalefty

September 7th, 2012
12:39 pm

wayne

it just a tv show thats all…it doesnt harm black america

[...] Former Jive Records executive Mickey “Memphitz” Wright Jr. has sued the owners of VH1 and producers of the network’s hit show “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” for defamation after his former girlfriend accused him of physical abuse and embezzlement on the program, which just concluded its first season Sept. 3 to big ratings. [...]

[...] Former Jive Records executive Mickey “Memphitz” Wright Jr. has sued a owners of VH1 and producers of a network’s strike uncover “Love Hip Hop Atlanta” for insult after his former partner indicted him of earthy abuse and piracy on a program, that only resolved a initial deteriorate Sept. 3 to large ratings. [...]

Mike J

September 8th, 2012
7:42 am

For years people watched soap operas. They watched All My Children, Dallas, General Hospital, and paid them well. No one complained. White America never complain, that Erica Kane was making White women look bad, or that J.R. was a bad role model for White women. They that it was acting. Just as the these shows are. As Black America we take things to the extreme. You better be complaining about how this country is going to ran if Romney gets in office. Everyone has a choice and opinion, doesn’t mean what u believe or like is the norm. God Bless

Latoya D

September 8th, 2012
10:34 am

Theses are just shows and you are noway shape or form are obligated to watch it. The behavior seen on television through these people does not define anyone of us ; well let me speak for myself. They made that choice to present themselves in a negative way. Mike J is right instead of getting caught up with these reality shows why not take more interest in the politics going on in the country believe me that is more drama and no means scripted. your futures depend more on the pressing issues going on in the country rather on those shows.

[...] Former Jive Records executive Mickey “Memphitz” Wright Jr. has sued the owners of VH1 and producers of the network’s hit show “Love Hip Hop Atlanta” for defamation after his former girlfriend accused him of physical abuse and embezzlement on the program, which just concluded its first season Sept. 3 to big ratings. [...]