It looks like the return of Evelyn Lozada to face off with Tami Roman will surely pay off for VH1 this season, as ‘Basketball Wives‘ brought in some monster ratings with Monday’s season 6 premiere.
Although it was once ‘Basketball Wives: LA’ the show has returned to its original name (although still based in LA), and now essentially serves as an almost all star season, and the changes have brought the show to the #1 spot they had in their earlier seasons.
VH1 scored its best primetime adults 18-49 Live+Same Day average on any night since 2013 with the Season 6 premieres of Basketball Wives and TI & Tiny: The Family Hustle and Week 7 of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.
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.
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).
Shaunie O’ Neal took to Instagram to thank the fans and viewers for watching and getting them a new record.
In case you missed it, get into the first six minutes of the premiere episode below, and get into the explosive full season trailer HERE, in case you missed it.