The second season of The Real Housewives of Atlantawill be coming out soon as television network Bravo decided to green-light another installment of the reality show. Season 2 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta will again allow fans of the show to enjoy the drama between NeNe and Kim, which caused a lot of discussion and interest for the show. The Real Housewives of Atlanta has been a ratings cueue for the network, which has seen its reality-based programming pick up a lot of viewers in recent sesons of other shows, including other ‘Real Housewives’ shows.
One of the main reasons that The Real Housewives of Atlanta is getting a 2nd season, is that it has successful acheived ratings and share points that are higher than any of their other installments of ‘Real Housewives.’ The show became Bravo’s first docu-dramaish show to crack 2 million viewers for an episode in the highly covered 18-49 year old demographic. This is the main demographic that advertisers are looking for shows to have a lot of viewers, and when The Real Housewives of Atlanta was able to pull that in for one episode, it really raised a lot of eyebrows.
For the first season of the show, they were able to attact 1.5 million viewers, but it was the reunion special that they aired after the regular season that really drew in the huge numbers. In a simple (and inexpensive) clip-show that brought together the women who had been on the show, the telecase brought in 2.8 million unique viwers, making it even more of a success than had previously been hoped. With ratings still climbing at the end of the season, it didn’t take more than an edcuated guess that the women would be invited back to have another season on Bravo.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta is the latest in a series of shows that Bravo has put together depicting real housewives living within a major city, that interact, and try to climb the social totem-pole. It is a reality type show that got its start after seeing so many people were interested in Desperate Housewives over on ABC. Atlanta has become, by far, the most popular of the cities that the show has visited, and steadily picked up viewers during its first run. This is a smart decision by Bracvo to run a second seaseon of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, because when shows are struggling with ratings, it is good to have a show like this that will attrack viewers and advertisers to the network. Bravo can then use that opportunity to draw further viewers to additional shows.
An air-date for the first episode of Season 2 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta has not yet been selected.
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