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Real Housewives of Dallas a charity case so far in national ratings


Charity gala gadfly LeeAnne Locken and pal Tiffany Hendra are up in arms in a scene from Real Housewives of Dallas. Bravo photo

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Real Housewives of Dallas, the Bravo network’s eighth spinoff of the Orange County original, made only a smallish impression in the national Nielsen ratings with its expectedly garish, but also poop-and-pee-pocked Monday, April 11th premiere.

Ratings in D-FW weren’t immediately available. But it’s the national numbers that count. And by that measurement, RHOD was the least-watched among four other new Housewives franchise episodes airing in the past week.

Sunday’s Real Housewives of Atlanta topped the list with a national total of 1,761,000 viewers and a .7 rating in the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old demographic.

Last Tuesday’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was right behind with 1,759,000 viewers and also a .7 rating in the key demo.

Sunday’s Real Housewives of Potomac ranked third with 1,511,000 viewers and a .6 while last Wednesday’s Real Housewives of New York City clocked in with 1,245,000 viewers and a .4 showing among 18-to-49-year-olds.

Then came Real Housewives of Dallas, which drew 1,076,000 viewers and also a .4 in the demo. In total viewers, that put it 51st in Monday’s mix of top 100 cable programs charted by tvbythenumbers. Among 18-to-49-year-olds, RHOD finished in a 34th place tie with numerous other cable attractions, including HGTV’s Tiny House Hunters and VH1’s Black Ink Crew 4.

Monday’s top cable draw in total viewers was USA network’s WWE Entertainment with 3,687,000. VH1’s Love & Hip Hop Atlanta 5 led the way among 18-to-49-year-olds with a 1.4 rating.

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