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Ratings: ‘RHOC’ Season 16 Reunion Scores Largest Audience Since January

It took a while, but fans may be coming around to the RHOC cast changes.
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Part 2 of the RHOC Season 16 reunion scored the largest audience since the January 19th episode, according to just-released ratings.

Nielsen reports that last night’s reunion conclusion earned a strong 0.27 in the P18-49 demo and 948,000 viewers. This is up dramatically from Part 1 which earned a 0.22 and 873,000 viewers, and is the highest-rated episode since the January 19th episode pulled in a 0.30 and 978,000 viewers.

Episode 2 remains RHOC Season 16’s highest-rated episode with a 0.34 and 1,024,000 viewers. For comparison’s sake, Part 2 of the RHOC Season 15 reunion earned a 0.35 and 1,095,000 viewers when it aired back in January 2020.

Click Here for episode-by-episode ratings for RHOC Season 16.

The ratings increase will be good news for Bravo, after Season 16 has struggled to match the numbers of prior seasons since its debut back in December 2021. While the network touted the return of former Housewife Heather Dubrow, it seems like fans are still looking for some cast changes as the ratings have failed to surpass 1 million live viewers for much of the season. The Real Housewives of New Jersey, which has been airing on Tuesday nights to RHOC’s Wednesday time slot, has been performing well and hit a season high with the Season 12 finale earlier this week.

In addition to Heather, RHOC Season 16 also stars Gina Kirschenheiter, Emily Simpson, Shannon Beador, and new Housewives Noella Bergener and Jennifer Armstrong.

Former Real Housewives of Orange County stars Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge will be seen in Season 2 of Peacock’s Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip, meaning it isn’t out of the realm of possibility that we could see another former cast member return for Season 17.

RHOC Season 16 wraps with a Secrets Revealed episode on May 4.

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