`Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ Sets Bravo Ratings Mark

Bravo’s The Real Housewives Of Atlanta Sunday drew the network’s highest-rated season premiere ever with nearly 4 million viewers, network official said Tuesday.

The season seven premiere of the series drew 3.8 million viewers and more than 2.2 million adult 18-49 viewers, according to Nielsen. The series posted a 23% increase among total viewers and 24% increase among adults 18-49 compared to its November 2013 season six premiere, according to Bravo.

The episode was also the most watched show for the week of Nov. 3 to Nov. 9 among African-American viewers, drawing 2.5 million viewers, according to Nielsen.

Also Sunday, the network’s Watch What Happens Live series, which featured Real Housewives Of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes, drew 2.6 million viewers and 1.4 million adults 18-49, said the network.

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