Part 1 of the RHONJ Season 12 reunion topped Season 11 in overall viewers, according to just-released ratings.
According to Nielsen, the RHONJ Season 12 reunion scored a 0.32 in the P18-49 demo and 1,121,000 viewers in the ratings, down slightly from the season finale which earned a 0.37 and 1,165,000 live viewers on April 26. This was enough to beat Part 1 of the Season 11 reunion in live viewers, however, with that episode earning a 0.35 and 1,084,000 viewers back in May 2021.
RHONJ is having a great season in the ratings, leading all of cable with its premiere and topping 1 million live viewers multiple times throughout the season. By comparison, the recent RHOA Season 14 premiere scored a 0.30 in the demo and 933,000 viewers just a few days ago, meaning RHONJ is currently the reigning champ among the Real Housewives franchise.
The reunion capped a dramatic season that saw Margaret Josephs face off against Teresa Giudice over her new boyfriend Luis Ruelas, and things didn’t slow down on last night’s (May 3) reunion episode, either. During the dramatic hour, viewers saw Jennifer Aydin shut down Dolores Catania, and Teresa and Melissa Gorga finally put the issues between them on the table.
In addition to Margaret, Teresa, Jennifer, Dolores, and Melissa, RHONJ Season 12 also stars Jackie Goldschneider and features Traci Johnson in a Friend of the Housewives role.
Part 2 of the reunion airs May 10 on Bravo.