Basketball Wives 2 Nets VH1′s Highest Rated Telecast Since 2009

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The Basketball Wives 2 finale premiere broadcast was a slam dunk in the ratings, scoring a 1.5 in the key P18-49 demo and grabbing 2.3 million total viewers. The cherry on top is that the sneak premiere of Love & Hip Hop had 86 percent audience retention from its lead in, snagging 1.9 million total viewers. Hooray! Full press release is below…

Sunday night's 8:00 PM second season finale of Basketball Wives scored a 1.5 in the key P18-49 rating and brought in 2.3 million total viewers to VH1, making it the highest rated episode of Basketball Wives to date and the highest rated telecast on VH1 since VH1 Hip Hop Honors in October, 2009. It was also the top-rated cable program in the 8:00 PM timeslot on Sunday night.

Following the huge finale of Basketball Wives, the sneak preview of new series Love and Hip Hop drew an impressive 1.3 rating in the key P18-49 and brought in 1.9 million total viewers. VH1′s new, 8-part docu-series Love & Hip Hop follows five dynamic women who are connected to the world of hip hop, whether it’s through the men they love or their struggle to be heard as artists. Catch the women (Chrissy Lampkin, Emily Bustamante, Olivia Longott, and Somaya – Boss – Reese) of Love & Hip Hop beginning Monday, March 14th at 10:30PM.

In the second season of VH1's Basketball Wives, viewers saw the ladies struggle and succeed with love and relationships. This season Jennifer and Eric questioned if they should remain married, Evelyn found love with a new athlete, Royce let her guard down and finally found love with an unexpected person, while Shaunie and Tami learned that it was time to let go of past hurts and move on with their lives. During the season finale, the past came back to haunt two of the ladies when an explosive secret was revealed causing an emotional fight that ended a friendship and possibly the circle of friends forever.

See what has happened with the ladies since the cameras stopped rolling when the cast reunites for the two-part Basketball Wives 2 Reunion Special airing this Sunday, March 13th and Monday, March 14th at 8pm. Will tempers flare again? How are Evelyn and Ochocino doing? Is Jennifer getting a divorce? Tune in to the reunion show to get the answers.

Shed Media produces Basketball Wives Executive producing for Shed Media are Nick Emmerson, Jennifer O'Connell, Alex Demyanenko and Sean Rankine. Tom Huffman is a consulting producer. Shaunie O'Neal and Phil Robinson are executive producers. Executive producing for VH1 are Jeff Olde, Jill Holmes and Noah Pollack.

Love & Hip Hop is executive produced by Toby Barraud and Stefan Springman for NFGTV, Mona Scott-Young for Monami Entertainment and Kenny Hull for Interloc Films. Jim Ackerman, Christian McLaughlin and Jeff Olde are executive producers for VH1.

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  1. Raine says:

    On the finale, shaunie provoked evelyn and tami into a fight. Knowing that Tami can’t handle alcohol and knowing she drank that night, shaunie still insisited that evelyn tell tami that she slept with her ex. Shuanie that’s messed up!

  2. evking says:

    Yo! Bad timing to bring up the past but
    Evelyn has integrity to be thinkin bout it and caring enough to want to know what to do! Tami clearly has emotional and self worth problems and Evelyn is clearly well kept up and beautiful. You bunch of haters! Tami has been constantly trying to pick fights cuz ” misery loves company”…… she also has mental disorder and has no business drinking!

  3. LA Latina says:

    Where to begin?
    Evelyn is clearly a goupie and a jump off–all the things she said about all the other women she should have been saying about herself. Now she is saying she wants to quit the show and is blaming the producers? She went along for the ride—was happy to talk bad about the other ladies—and even accuse other women of being groupies. Evelyn needs to take responsibility for herself. The producers didn’t make her sleep with Tami’s husband—or keep the secret—or tell the secret during the Season Finale. Nobody put a gun to your head, Evelyn–Own it.

    Shaunie—you are the biggest lying hypocite on the show.
    Don’t act like you weren’t in on this…clearly you did the dirty work of the producers to get a fight going. WORST PART ABOUT IT—Shaunie hated Gloria all season because HER SISTER–not her—slept with Shaq while she was married to him. Now you’re defending Evelyn? Tami said it all when she said—”we don’t allow groupies or the jump offs into our circle”. Shaunie put her head down and walked away.

    These two females are trash..plain and simple.

  4. Ms.Ft.Lauderdale says:

    Evelyn she fake & a groupie i would have did the same thing because you going to tell me in my face you slept wit my man then say it is wat it is nah… no happen.Tami did the right thing, so Shaunie who’s you girl now because you no better than Tami nor Evelyn because you start this whole situation and it was not theright time to do that at Jen bday gathering but Jen supoose to be your girl i know she won’t forget that birthday some birthday for your so call friend Jen.Lesson learn pick and choose your friends because in life you only need one good frien too many womens nothing but problem and that’s on the real.Ms. Lauderdale throw the L’s up :-)

  5. Ms.Ft.Lauderdale says:

    Evelyn she fake & a groupie i would have did the same thing because you going to tell me in my face you slept wit my man then say it is wat it is nah… no happen.Tami did the right thing, so Shaunie who’s you girl now because you no better than Tami nor Evelyn because you start this whole situation and it was not theright time to do that at Jen bday gathering but Jen supoose to be your girl i know she won’t forget that birthday some birthday for your so call friend Jen.Lesson learn pick and choose your friends because in life you only need one good frien too many womens nothing but problem and that’s on the real.Ms. Lauderdale throw them L’s up :-)

  6. Aprill says:

    Shaunie great show! When watching reality tv things are not always as they appear.However,it is a persons life. Evelyn did expose herself even though she didn’t have to. She was wrong to tell Tami she was a non factor. I am surprised at Royce’s demeanor. She is a baby mama,but is so judgemental on many levels about other actions. Shaunie gave her an opportunity,but she seems biter towards her. Can’t wait for reunion.

  7. vette says:

    These Women are no representation of me as a black women. Shauni is the be hidden factor in all this she is the instigator, the question should be Shauni as a real friend, Why would you advise or even ask her to tell that women that she slept with her husband, and she just had an opened tipsy emotional moment. The throws the rock and hides her hand. Don’t you all look and feel so stupid for letting her trick you all? Ocho. As a black women I can understand this terror?, I would avoid her too, but wow she’s one of the worst I’ve ever seen. Evelyn is so self absorbed, she’s a narcissist. Ladies, this Shauni is one to watch, if anybody. Shaq? Where did you find her dude, dude, be careful. Calculating, manipulating, cunning, sneaky?? We all see.

  8. vette says:

    Hey look, either these girls games crazy sneaky and hidden behind beauty,(external beauty), or these guys had to know that these women were so caulculating,purposeful in their constant efforts to degrade and disrespect (totally unknowing). Did you see this stuff Shaq, and the rest, please say???

  9. Dtanya Brown says:

    The reunion was awesome shaunie, tami, look fabulous. I love all of the women but Royce does play both side and tonight she was really trying to bring it. Evelyn is still my girl, engaged already that last episode she must of threw that spanish on him lol, jennifer is just boring and needs to get out there and date. If you ask me she still wants to be with Eric. Tami is a ride or die chick just love her and she is just gorgeous, she looked the best on show tonight and shaunie. I hope evelyn’s engagement last she deserves to be happy and i hope jen gets laid so she can stop hating.

  10. ellen says:

    wow! this is getting lame!
    Royce doesn’t even belong to the title of the show and who cares about her opinions? She’s a “busy body” “want a be”….. very childish and jealous of all the Ex’s & Wive’s.
    Tami is pathetic. Go get some therapy and rehab for alcohol.
    Shaunie is just makin ratings at anyone’s expense.
    Go Evelyn! She’s the show cuz your all jealous of her ( plus she’s beautiful and going places without the rest! LOL

  11. Ciara says:

    I love Basketball Wives soooooo much, I’ve watched every single episode and I’m still waiting for more.

  12. toogie says:

    Women love soap operas what can you say??