RHONJ has bounced back in the ratings, earning a Season 12 high in the demo with Tuesday’s episode.
Episode 3 earned a 0.36 in the demo and 1,043,000 viewers, its largest demo so far this season and the largest audience since the premiere episode.
As RHONJ fans are aware, Episode 2 saw a little bit of a dip, earning a 0.24 in the demo and just 885,000 viewers.
The uptick in viewers is welcome, especially seeing as the Season 12 premiere was the largest debut for a Real Housewives series in over a year since The Real Housewives of Atlanta premiered (if, of course, you don’t count the RHONJ Season 11 premiere. These girls know how to get it done!). Episode 1 earned a 0.35 in the demo and 1,099,000 viewers back on February 1st.
Currently, RHONJ is beating longtime hit RHOC in the ratings, which seems to be hovering around the 800,000 – 900,000 mark. While DVR and delayed-viewings are certainly important to Bravo, the live ratings are still what count the most with advertisers.
As previously reported, the RHONJ Season 12 premiere performed so well in the ratings with its early February debut that it earned the top spot in all of cable for the night.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs Tuesdays on Bravo.