via NBCU press release:
": New York" Up Double Digits From Season Four
NEW YORK – January 22, 2009 – Bravo's "The" hit record numbers and scored the series' highest rated non-finale telecast ever for Tuesday's episode among adults 18-49 and total viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. With double digit growth versus the prior season's episode, the OC ladies attracted 1.44 million among adults 18-49 and 1.97 million total viewers. Through nine episodes, "The " is up 30 percent from season three (averaging 1.21 million vs. 932,000) and up 36 percent among total viewers (1.66 vs. 1.22 million).
The Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series and No. 1 rated food show on cable, "," is once again on pace to record its highest-rated season ever, with Wednesday's supersized original episode, "Restaurant Wars," ranking as the No. 1 cable telecast for the day among all key demos. Versus season four and through nine episodes, " : New York" is up 18 percent among both adults 18-49 (1.966 vs. 1.673 million) and total viewers (2.795 vs. 2.375 million).
Season four of "The" is produced by Evolution Film & Tape Inc., with partners Douglas Ross, Gregory Stewart and Kathleen French serving as executive producers.
": New York" is produced by the Emmy-nominated Magical Elves. Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz (" ," "Top Design") and Shauna Minoprio serve as executive producers.
Source: Nielsen Media Research, Live + Same Day through 1/21/09.