Even though a few disgruntled futon critics sat up on their high horses and yapped about the ladies of Basketball Wives being too “old” and “boring” for them to tune-in for the new season, apparently when no one was looking they still couldn’t help but to sneak and cop a gander at the series premiere to see what the hype was about, all in which has now helped land the show its highest ratings to date. More on this news below..
Basketball Wives at 9 PM opened its sixth season with a 1.83 Live+same day rating among adults 18-49 — up triple digits from its Season 5 premiere and a series high — and 2.6 million viewers. TI & Tiny: The Family Hustle also was up year-to-year, with its Season 6 opener delivering a 1.67 P18-49 L+SD at 10 PM, the reality series’ highest rated premiere since 2013, and a 1.64 at 10:30 PM. The debut averaged 2.4 million viewers.
The addition of Basketball Wives and T & Tiny boosted 8 PM anchor Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, which grew from last week to log the highest marks for the night, a 2.28 P18-49 (LSD) and 3.1 million total viewers. VH1, which has posted seven consecutive quarters of ratings growth, also had the three most social shows on cable last night with Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta at #1, followed by Basketball Wives (#2) and T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle (#3). –Deadline