Real Housewives Premiere
NeNe Leakes attends the Shop Your Way #RealPersonal event at Ink48 on February 5, 2014, in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Shop Your Way)

The seventh season premiere of the popular reality series The Real Housewives of Atlanta garnered record-breaking ratings for Bravo.

Sunday’s Housewives premiere was the most watched premiere ever to air on the cable channel, with 3.8 million viewers tuning in.

The episode also garnered 2.2 million viewers in the crucial 18–49 demographic, which represented a 24 percent increase from last year’s premiere episode. Bravo won the 8 PM time slot amongst cable networks with Real Housewives’ huge showing.

Nielson’s SocialGuide also indicated that the show reigned victorious in the social media sphere, generating 171,000 tweets during the Sunday night broadcast.

Bravo indicated that was their best SocialGuide rating for a premiere since Nielson began tracking shows’ Twitter impact in 2011.