“The Real Housewives Of New York City” Season 3 Finale Highest-Rated In Series History

The Real Housewives of The Big Apple have landed their biggest ratings yet. The reality show’s third season finale earned 2.64 million viewers when it premiered on Bravo last Thursday night, a series high and a 30% improvement over Season 2′s final episode.

A season chockful of eye-popping drama likely helped the show’s final numbers. In recent months, the docu-soap has seen Jill and Bethenny suffer a parting of the ways while Kelly Bensimon triumphed through a suspected mental breakdown. RHONY reportedly scored an average 2.02 million viewers for the season.

Fans can catch up with the latest drama from Alex, Bethenny, Sonja, and the rest when the stars return with a two-part reunion special, airing June 10 and June 17.