Nielsen reported the season 11 premiere of the show on Sunday, Nov. 4, only drew 1.93 million viewers, continuing a downward trend for the decade-old Bravo series that has followed it through the past four seasons.
But Williams tweeted on Thursday, Nov. 15 that the “👏🏾RHOA premiere delivered 1.4M P18-49 / 2.7M total viewers in Live+3. 🔥Thank you for watching 😘.”
Translation: 1.4 million people in the key ages 18-49 demographic tuned in, and 2.7 million viewers total watched the season 11 debut live.
That number is actually higher than the season 10 ones. That year, which included Williams’ former foe Kenya Moore on the cast, pulled 2.43 million viewers.
Fans have been chiming in on Williams’ latest update to point out the numbers are generally trending downward and side with Williams’ apparent confidence that the show is still compelling.
“Lowest rated premiere in over 7 years according to @Nielsen 😢.”
“Nobody’s watching your sorry, gold digging ass.”
“You have become the star of the show. Watch your back, jealously will surface soon!”
“The season so far is being carried by Porsha. Cynthia and Kandi need to give Porsha their check because all Kandi does is hold a grudge and Cynthia is relatively boring to watch.”
“I’m staying glued just to see you and Nene’s relationship blossom. Gregg Leakes my prayer is that he becomes better I LOV them with Nene.”
“So far, loving the new season of #rhoa – I know its already filmed but im hoping at some point in the season we can stop seeing the #Porsha thirst. You too fabulous for that. #girlstop.”