The release date for The Real Housewives of Potomac season 2 — Pending
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of The Real Housewives of Potomac season 2 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Bravo has officially renewed the series for another season. To get notified of the premiere date – subscribe for updates below.
About the series
The Real Housewives of Potomac (abbreviated as RHOP) is the eighth chapter of The Real Housewives franchise. The new reality series, produced by True Entertainment, premiered on Bravo on January 17, 2016. It is executive produced by Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin, Lorraine Haughton-Lawson, Blanca Barnes-Williams, Ashley McFarlin Blue and Andy Cohen.
The series follows personal and professional lives of six women from Potomac, Maryland – one of the most affluent towns in the US. The ladies portrayed here are from the upper-crust African-American elite. Overly catty and intimidating, as mostly all of the housewives featured in The Real Housewives franchise are, etiquette and pedigree-obsessed, they are navigating social gatherings, philanthropy, romantic relationships and friendships. Potomac residents have already pointed out that the show is a vast misrepresentation of their town and its inhabitants.
Ratings, reviews and renewal prospects
The series` opened to 2.06 million viewers, with the two subsequent episodes averaging 1.65 million viewers and a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic. These numbers are significantly lower than the other currently airing installment of the franchise – Real Housewives of Atlanta, the leader of cable ratings charts, is pulling in almost 2.9 million viewers and a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demo. Whether or not RHOP will catch up with its rival shows in order to warrant a renewal is still unclear, so please stay tuned for the news.
UPDATED April 15, 2016: Bravo`s hit reality series The Real Housewives of Potomac has been renewed for a second season just prior to the freshman season finale. The program has had an excellent season, with 2.1 million total viewers average and top-notch averages of 1.3 million in the 25-54 demo, and 1.2 million viewers in the 18-49 demo according to Nielsen L+3 ratings. RHOP has become Bravo`s top-rated first season since Vanderpump Rules (in age groups 18-49 and 25-54) and RHOBH (in total viewers). The series has also ranked as the second highest-rated freshman season among ad-supported cable channels.