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'Real Housewives Of Atlanta' Season Debut Sets Network Records

Sunday’s premiere of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta generated the network’s most watched series season debut ever, according to Nielsen.

The fifth season premiere episode of the popular reality series drew 3.2 million viewers, an 11% increase over the season four premiere, according to network officials. The Nov. 4 episode drew 2 million adult 18-49 viewers, also setting a Bravo record in the demo for a series season debut, according to network officials.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta also posted triple digit increases on Bravo Mobile (258% increase in unique visitors) and on the web (a 211% increase in page views) compared to the season four premiere, according to network officials.

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