By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
It’s pretty obvious that the star of season five of Real Housewives of Atlanta is without a doubt housewife newbie Kenya Moore. Kenya keeps the drama going on the show with her multiple beefs with the other housewives, not to mention her alleged fake relationship with on-screen beau Walter Jackson. Walter claims that the relationship he had with Kenya on the show was just for the cameras and even claims that Kenya asked him to fake things so she could secure her spot on the show. Although Kenya denied Walter’s claims, Walter is trying to do everything he can to get an invite to the upcoming reunion show and he plans to provide evidence to show that he was telling the truth. Despite that, Kenya has moved on and her new target for controversy on the show is currently Phaedra Parks thanks to a potential business deal turned sour.
As we recently reported, the current season of Real Housewives of Atlanta is at an all time high, and Bravo executives believe Kenya Moore may be the cause in the surge in ratings. But now it appears that Kenya Moore may have done more than peak ratings for RHOA. Now it’s being suggested that she might have even “dethroned” Kim Kardashian.
According to recent reports, Kim’s new show with her sister Kourtney premiered at disappointing numbers, and it appears that Kenya Moore and the rest of the Atlanta housewives won the battle in viewership.
Here’s the report from LALate:
Kenya Moore antics on RHOA are substantially hurting Kim Kardashian’s TV ratings reign. Kenya Moore’s workout video, Stallion Fitness, dominated most of the storylines during last week’s RHOA telecast. And while Kenya’s confrontation with the other housewives proved explosive during the final minutes of the Bravo hour, the real shocker wasn’t for a housewife but for a Kardashian.
In battling against RHOA, Kardashian’s “Kourtney & Kim Take Miami” season two debuted to disappointing ratings. The show posted a 2.2 overall ratings share. While still a strong number for Sunday night, the show was substantially down form the KKUWTK finale of season seven. That telecast drew an impressive 3.6 million viewers.
Several months ago, E! executives told news that they Kardashian shows could still deliver their high numbers. That was not the case last Sunday. Instead, RHOA last week delivered an impressive 3.25 ratings share last week.