Bravo’s Kandi And The Gang scored a much-needed season high in the reality TV ratings with episode 3, according to just-released numbers.
Sunday’s (March 20) episode earned a 0.18 in the P18-49 demo and 623,000 viewers according to Nielsen, its largest audience of the season by far and a marked improvement over episode 2 back on March 13 (0.13/490,000). While Kandi’s show has certainly been growing once DVR views are taken into account, seeing the increase in live viewers is especially great because it comes with no lead-in (The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City wrapped Season 2 last week).
Back on March 6, the series premiere earned a 0.12 in the P18-49 demo, with just 491,000 viewers tuning in to watch Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker rehabilitate their OLG (Old Lady Gang) restaurant.
At the time, we noted that this is much lower than Porsha Williams spinoff Porsha’s Family Matters, which earned a 0.22 in the demo and 869,000 viewers when it premiered back in November 2021. Comparatively, this is also lower than the debuts of Kandi’s other Bravo spinoffs including The Kandi Factory (0.30/671,000), Kandi’s Wedding (1.0/2,442,000), and Kandi’s Ski Trip (0.60/1,457,000), although it should be pointed out that many of them had The Real Housewives of Atlanta as a lead-in, whereas Kandi And The Gang comes following the low-rated Real Housewives of Salt Lake City reunion.
The increase in live ratings will be celebrated by Bravo, with these numbers still being very important to advertisers despite the networks wanting to update the Nielsen ratings system with the popularity of streaming and on-demand viewing.
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Kandi And The Gang airs Sundays on Bravo.