Real Housewives of Atlanta Premiere Sets Ratings Record for Franchise

NeNe and the gals drew more eyeballs than any other city or season.

No one can do it like Southern gals. The season four premiere episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta set a ratings record for the entire franchise, becoming the most-watched season premiere of any city, any season thus far (take that, Beverly Hills!). 


Nearly three million viewers tuned in to watch the cat fights, name-calling and special guest appearances (America's Next Top Model's Miss J Alexander popped in). But the season has a long way to go to beat its own series-high record: 4.4 million viewers watched the season three finale at the end of January, says the Hollywood Reporter.


The new season kicked off with an instant-classic fight between Sheree Whitfield and Nene Leakes; plus, we see a very pregnant Kim Zolciak, and Phaedra, Kandi and Cynthia embarking on new businesses: modeling, funerals and sex toys. You guess which business belongs to which housewife.


Next week, Nene, Cynthia and Kandi head to Miami; Phaedra looks into the funeral business while Sheree and Kim discuss motherhood. Don't be tardy for the party!


(Photo: Courtesy Bravo)

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