‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ boosts Bravo into record ratings
HollywoodNews.com: Closing in on its best June in history, Bravo is pacing for another record-breaking year in 2010 attracting the most affluent and educated audience in all of cable entertainment among the coveted adult 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen Media Research. Additionally, for the first time ever in network history, Bravo averaged one million total viewers in primetime for the week of June 14th, earning the network’s best week ever.
Last week, Bravo averaged one million total viewers and 638,000 adults 18-49 and continues to be the most upscale and educated in all of cable entertainment. Year to-date, Bravo is on pace to have its best year ever, averaging 781,000 total viewers and 471,000 adults 18-49. And with the run-away success of the “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” series and the break-out late night gab-fest “Watch What Happens: Live” hosted by Andy Cohen, June is on stride to be the network’s best June averaging 922,000 total viewers and 579,000 adults 18-49.
The lovely ladies of the Garden State continued their season of record ratings success. Monday’s episode of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” which featured Teresa’s long awaited housewarming party and Danielle’s long awaited “bubbies” transplant, delivered 2.85 million total viewers and 2.04 million adults 18-49. Through eight episodes, season two is averaging 2.36 million total viewers and 1.68 million adults 18-49, up 9 percent and 5 percent respectively from the prior season.
Monday’s episode of “Watch What Happens: Live” delivered 1.84 million total viewers and once again, surged past TBS’s “Lopez Tonight” and E!’s “Chelsea’s Lately” by double digits in all key demos for 12 consecutive episodes. Monday’s episode also beat Comedy Central’s “Daily Show” by double digits in all key demos. The late night interactive talk show has averaged 1.37 million total viewers for the past twelve episodes.
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