Pre-premiere, we speculated about the similarities between Bravo’s newest addition, Married to Medicine, and the Real Housewives franchise, specifically the Atlanta series. Well, whatever Bravo’s motives or methods, they seem to have been right on the money. Married to Medicine boasted 1.9 million viewers for it’s premiere episode last Sunday night. This represents the most viewers ever for a Bravo non-spinoff series. (Bethenny Getting Married was the last show to beat it and was a spinoff of RHONY.)
It’s important to note that M2M got a pretty nice lead-in from the Real Housewives of Atlanta season finale (which, by the way, garnered an impressive 2.8 million viewers). I guess we’ll have to watch how the season unfolds to see if the new show can maintain a sizable following.
Were you one of those almost-2-million premiere viewers? If so, what did you think?