Anguilla Basks In The Spotlight As Host Of “The Real Housewives Of Atlanta”
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 21, 2012: Hate it or love it, there is no denying the reality show, “The Real House Wives of Atlanta,” rakes in an average of close to 2 million viewers each week according to Nielsen Ratings. And so the tiny Caribbean island of Anguilla is basking in that TV glow as for the third straight week this Sunday, Dec. 23rd, it will be featured as host of the “stars” and their significant others.
The first episode featuring Anguilla began airing on Dec. 9th and featured not just the natural beauty of the island and its luxurious villas, but also the country’s permanent secretary in the Ministry of Finance & Tourism, Haydn Hughes.
Hughes told News Americas Thursday that he is “extremely happy that the BRAVO network accepted our invitation to host the Real Housewives of Atlanta on Anguilla.”
The show attracts the most viewers in the 18-49 and 25-54 age groups during the 9 and 10 p.m. hours on Sunday nights.
Hughes said he believes the TV exposure “will equate to more visibility for Anguilla that will include persons across the income spectrum.”
“We look forward to the increase exposure and more visitors to our shores so they can enjoy not only the great food and spectacular beaches, Hotels and Villas but also the warmth and hospitality of the Anguillian people,” added Hughes.
Of course what would “The Real Housewives Of Atlanta” be without drama? Fans saw a lot of that including the open flirtation of Kenya Moore, the latest addition to the cast, who many are now learning teamed with a former date to get on the show and pretend she was in a relationship.
Moore not only flirted outrageously with the husband of fellow cast member, Phaedra Parks, but then turned up the drama in last week’s episode by having a verbal blow out with Porsha Stewart in which the “b” word and tramp was thrown around a lot.
The main highlight of the Anguilla episodes was, however, last Sunday’s vow renewal ceremony on the beautiful beach of Anguilla at sunset, by couple, Cynthia Bailey and her Jamaican migrant husband, Peter Thomas.
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” is produced by True Entertainment for Bravo. Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin, Omid Kahangi and Megan Sanchez-Warner serve as executive producers.
Tune in to Bravo TV at 9 p.m. on Sunday night for another episode of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”