Single Ladies And Basketball Wives Earn VH1′s Highest Ratings In Over Two Years!


Huge congratulations to Single Ladies and Basketball Wives for pulling in the best ratings that VH1 has had since May 2009! In a press release sent out moments ago, the network stated that the Monday night season three finale of Basketball Wives received over 4.6 million viewers, and the first season of Single Ladies ended with over 3.3 million viewers. Not bad for our drink-throwing, proposal-thwarting ladies! And in case you missed either show, tune in or read our recaps to catch up on everything!


4.6 Million Total Viewers Tune In To The Third Season Finale And Encore Of VH1’s “Basketball Wives” – Finale Episode Scores A 1.6 In the Key18-49 Demo

VH1’s First Hour-Long Scripted Series “Single Ladies” Scores An Impressive 1.4 Rating In The 18-49 Demo – 3.3 Million Total Viewers Tune In To the Season Finale And Encore Episode

The Premieres and First Encores of Both Series Drive VH1 to Win the 8 PM – 12 AM Cable Time Period Among
Women 18-49 and Women 18-34

NEW YORK, NY –August 9, 2011 – VH1 continued to heat up the summer this past Monday evening with two hot season finales that drove the network to its highest rating of the year. Monday night’s 8:00PM* third season finale of “Basketball Wives ” scored a 1.6 in the key P18-49 demo making it the highest rated VH1 telecast since May 2009 and attracted 2.6 million total viewers. When combined with its 10PM* encore episode, the series brought in 4.6 million total viewers to VH1 Monday night. Across its ten episodes “Basketball Wives” season three has averaged 3.5 million total viewers for premiere and first encores. “Basketball Wives” also was just rated the most social primetime program in July according to SocialGuide. The first-ever survey done by SocialGuide, tracks cable networks and its social data sourced (Twitter, Facebook, including total comments, unique commenters, and average followers per unique).

This season of “Basketball Wives” heated up to bring you three times the drama as ever before. Season three was fraught with broken relationships and ever evolving and the sometimes dissolving friendships of Shaunie O’Neal, Meeka Claxton, Evelyn Lozada, Jennifer Williams, Tami Roman, Suzie Ketcham, and Royce Reed. The women also hit the Big Apple and took Italy by storm. Follow up with the wives after the Season Three drama has unfolded to see where they stand now for the two-part “Basketball Wives Reunion Special” airing Monday, August 15th and Monday, August 22nd at 8PM* and hosted by NBA star John Salley.

For full episodes and extra scenes from “Basketball Wives ” users can visit or can access content from the season through VH1 Mobile by typing in on any internet-ready mobile phone.

At 9:00PM*, the season finale of VH1’s first hour-long scripted series “Single Ladies ” also drew a season high impressive 1.4 rating in the key P18-49 demo and 2.2 million total viewers. When combined with its 11PM* encore, “Single Ladies” drew in 3.3 million total viewers. Across its movie and eight premieres, “Single Ladies” averaged 2.9 million total viewers for premiere and first encores. The second season of “Single Ladies” is expected to begin filming in late 2011 and is slated for premiere in 2012.

The premieres and first encores of both series drove VH1 to win the 8 PM – 12 AM cable time period among women 18-49 and women 18-34.

“Single Ladies” is a modern, sexy ensemble series set in the world of Atlanta fashion, music, and celebrity starring Val (Stacey Dash), Keisha (LisaRaye McCoy) and April (Charity Shea) as 3 best friends with differing views on love and relationships.

For full episodes, clips and bonus content from the first season, visit

Executive producers include Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere, and Shelby Stone for Flavor Unit Entertainment. Executive producers also include Maggie Malina, Alex A. Motlagh for POPfilms, Stacy A. Littlejohn, and Tamra Davis. Executive producing for VH1 are Jill Holmes and Jeff Olde. “Single Ladies” was written and created by Stacy A. Littlejohn and directed by Tamra Davis.

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 Jill Holmes, Noah Pollack and Jeff Olde.

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  1. Keisha says:

    So Happy 4 her…. Jen keep GOD 1st in everything else will follow.Eric is mad at your success keep moving foward.In the future PLEASE dont let Shaune know you personal business because the WHOLE AMERICA know she wants to look like the goodie 2 shoe.Somebody need 2 check her trouble making butt none dressing with all that MONEY..HAHA I am not the only 1 that says this about her.SNEAKYYYY……..POW

  2. rita says:

    Mediatakeout says Stacy Dash has been fired….Please dont do that ..she make the show baby… She is the show…Honey..If rumor is true ..u guys need reconsider….

  3. Shamona Honore-Thornton says:

    Rumor: I just read on a particular gossip site (media take out) that Stacy Dash has been fired from the Single Ladies VH1 show because of Lisa Ray messy no acting butt. Im very upset if this is true. I will stop watching Single Ladies all together if character Val is not Stacy Dash.

  4. shanna says:

    I love da show see yall next season

  5. Mesha says:

    Great! But it would be nice to have actual B-Ball wives on the show.

  6. sheila bruno says:

    I am in literally in love with both Evelyn and Chad! I am elated that they are together as a couple. My prayer is that their love last for one another, FOREVER! Evelyn, please know that you must be secure in the love you share with Chad. No one will take your place. He loves you, as he, for a reason! It is my sincere belief, God has put the two of you together and let no man put an asunder. May God bless the both of you and keep you and yours!

  7. Mytime says:

    Jen & Eric: Eric, let go brother. You are all talk. Trying to explain your prolonging of the divorce to your ugly homeboy. How about you put your “money” where your ugly mouth is? End the marriage, it’s over! Then, go get your ugly angry self some counseling. You are in denial (complete denial). Get over “yourself” (ugly, self). Then, go get that other head growing on your head drained. There is someone (doctor) out there that ain’t afraid to touch it. Jen: Don’t listen to your ugly ex-husband. You will still be a “beautiful lady” in 3 more year’s. He (Eric) will still be ugly in 3 year’s. Hopefully, in 3 year’s he would have gotten that “other head” of his removed from his forehead. In his case, 2 head’s ain’t better than 1. Girl, you did it at the “divorce party”.
    I am sooooooooooooooooooooooo happy for you. Finally, the show focus’ on someone that
    matters (with an exception of Eric). Where did he come from anyway? He wasn’t being coordial
    (at first). It was all game. A part of his continued game playing (i. e. pretending, to be a film producer). Please! Girl, don’t listen to anything that “dogface” says. He is just angry, that you have kept it moving. I say, keep it moving Jen (especiially, with that brother at the divorce party).
    I liked the cake (at the party). You looked good (as usual). Keep the faith, Jen. He will go away one day (hopefully, soon). He lost out (he should have thought about his unGODly behaviors’).

    Meeka: “Classy”, I like it that you walked away from the drama. It really ain’t worth your self-worth, self-respect, self-esteem and self-determination (i.e. motherhood; wife; business woman; and etc…). I say, go all the way with Tami. She needs to learn that her abuse (physical and mental) isn’t acceptable. In the word’s of Tami: “That’s what she ain’t gonna do”!

  8. LEVI66 says:

    So now that this season has ended, please tell me they are going to cast ALL new women for the next go round. Evelyn should NO LONGER be on this show, because she is fixin’ to be a FOOTBALL WIFEY and NEVER WAS a basketball wife. Only Jennifer and Shaunie were wives, well until Mika came along. Royce was the only REAL person on the show and Susie was like a fish flopping all over the place trying to decide like in high school who the cool people were to hang out with that stabbed her in the back and turned their noses up at her while Royce had her back the whole time the mean girls were hating on her and Susie chose to be loyal to the people that STILL talk crap about her. Jennifer won’t know what to do on the show without Evelyn telling her what to do, Shaunie I liked at first until she got full of herself and deemed herself the GOD MOTHER of basketball wives…well, you’re not a wife anymore there Ms. Diva. It’s time to retire these players and bring on some REAL BASKETBALL WIVES!!! Not wanna be’s!

  9. Juvana says:

    Suzie is like a virus pleae remove her from the show.

  10. 2btru says:

    Who cares if this show returns. At least with the Real Housewives of Atlanta they go out and party with real Atlanta people. They don’t argue at their events. They keep the arguments in house. These ladies (girlies) on this show don’t even know how to party around other people. Imagine going to a Polo exclusive game, Tami arguing with Meeka over childish issues. All those rich people there. Tami not representing herself as a mother of two daughters. Tami’s mother was right. She described her to the letter! I hope you get rich, Tami, I hope you get rich!