Bravo’s RHOA beat TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé in the ratings for the first time during Season 14 on Sunday, August 28, according to just-released numbers.
Episode 16 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta earned a 0.30 in the P18-49 demo and 964,000 live viewers according to Nielsen, enough to top the TLC reality mega hit for the first time so far this season.
The premiere of 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After, meanwhile, earned a 0.29 in the demo and 1,458,000 live viewers at 8pm on TLC. While this is quite a bit higher in terms of total viewers, ratings are ranked by the demo as that is the most valuable number for advertisers.
With RHOA nearing the end of Season 14, however, this means that we could be in for an interesting few weeks in the ratings. Real Housewives series tend to pick up as they near the finale and reunion and with Atlanta having so much going on — between Apollo Nida’s shocking appearance, Shereé Whitfield’s upcoming fashion show, and the drama with Marlo Hampton and Kenya Moore — 90 Day Fiancé may be in trouble.
90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? is a spinoff of the popular 90 Day Fiancé series and features six couples from previous seasons, documenting their relationships post-marriage. The original series follows couples who have applied for or received a K-1 visa, available uniquely to foreign fiancés of U.S. citizens, and therefore have 90 days to marry each other.
While not a direct competitor with the Housewives as the networks target different viewers, the TLC hit takes the coveted Sunday primetime slot and airs directly against RHOA, hence the ratings competition.
Season 14 of RHOA stars Kandi Burruss, Marlo Hampton, Shereé Whitfield, Kenya Moore, Drew Sidora, and Sanya Richards-Ross and airs Sundays at 8pm ET/PT on Bravo.