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Ratings: 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Returns Up 25%

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 5 cast.
Bravo delivered record ratings on Tuesday night as the season premiere of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills garnered 2 million total viewers and 1.1 million P18-49, up 25 percent and 36 percent respectively from the prior season premiere (11/4/13) and marking its highest-rated season premiere in over three years among total viewers, according to Nielsen. Behind the strength of Tuesday night’s season five premiere, Bravo earned its best Tuesday prime in over two years (7/10/12) and was the #1 cable entertainment network during the 9pm hour among P18-49.

Immediately following at 10 p.m., Watch What Happens Live, hosted by Andy Cohen with guests Taylor Armstrong, Camille Grammer and Adrienne Maloof, who all appeared in The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills premiere episode, delivered 1.4 million total viewers. Rounding out the night, The People's Couch earned 703,000 total viewers, up 19 percent compared to the previous week (11/11/14). Socially, the network ranked as the #2 most social cable reality network in prime with “The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills” (#2) and “The People’s Couch (#4).

This performance continues the recent successes of The Real Housewives franchise after The Real Housewives of Atlanta season seven debut (11/9/14) earned the network’s highest-rated season premiere in Bravo history with over 4.5 million total viewers L3 and 2.7 million P18-49 L3, up 26 percent and 27 percent respectively from the season six premiere.

Don’t miss an all new The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills next Tuesday, November 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT when Kim and some hunky movers help Brandi relocate into her new house, but Brandi is more interested in the guys' abs than unpacking boxes. Kyle and her family jet to Lake Tahoe in a private plane, while Yolanda surprises David with a very special, and very revealing, dinner. Kim and Brandi celebrate being BFFs by dressing up in disguise to spy on Brandi's ex-boyfriend, J.R.

New cast member Eileen Davidson is expected to make her debut in the season's third episode.

RELATED:
* 4 Ways Eileen Davidson and Lisa Rinna Crossed Paths Before 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'
* Watch the 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Season 5 Trailer
* Lisa Rinna & Eileen Davidson Join 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' for Season 5

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