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‘Housewives of Atlanta’ Finale Posts Highest Ratings in Series History

11/19/2008 11:01 AM Eastern

The season finale of Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta was the highest-rated Real Housewives franchise telecast ever in all demographics, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Tuesday night's episode posted a 2.02 household rating, garnering 1.68 million adults 18 to 49 and 2.21 million total viewers, up 51% among adults 18 to 49 (versus 1.11 million) and up 48% among total viewers (versus 1.499 million), compared to the prior week's episode. The season finale was also the No. 1 cable telecast for the day among adults 18 to 49 and the No. 1 cable telecast in primetime among adults 18 to 34.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta is Bravo's highest-rated freshman series since Queer Eye. The series' first season was also the second-highest rated Real Housewives season ever, behind only season three of The Real Housewives of Orange County.

The full season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta averaged 990,000 adults 18 to 49 and 1.312 million total viewers. Online, the series' site surpassed all previous Real Housewives seasons and series, earning 18.6 million page views and 2.34 million video streams—BravoTV.com's best ever video streams for a premiere series.

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