RATINGS: ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Scores Highest-Rated Season Launch in Over Three Years

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While Eileen Davidson (“Days of our Lives,” “The Young and the Restless”) won’t be appearing on the reality series until its third episode, Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” managed to snag its highest-rated season premiere in over three years, according to Nielsen Media Research ratings data, with 2 million total viewers tuning in, up 25 percent from the prior season premiere (11/4/13), on Tuesday, November 18. The renewed success of “Beverly Hills Housewives” follows the recent performance of “The Real Houseweives of Atlanta,” which premiered its seventh season on Sunday, November 9 and became the network’s highest-rated season premiere in Bravo history with over 4.5 million total viewers (based on L+3 ratings data) and 2.7 million Adults 18-49 (based on L+3 ratings data), up 26 percent and 27 percent respectively from the season six premiere.

In addition to an increased viewer tally, 1.1 million Adults 18-49 tuned into the fifth season premiere of “Beverly Hills Housewives,” which was an increase of 36 percent from the prior season premiere (11/4/13).

In addition to Davidson, “Beverly Hills Housewives” also stars Lisa Rinna (“DAYS,” “Melrose Place”), and returning cast members Brandi Glanville, Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards, Kim Richards, and Yolanda Foster. The series airs Tuesdays at 9:00 PM, ET/PT on Bravo.