via press release:
BRAVO'S "BETHENNY GETTING MARRIED?” MARKS HIGHEST RATED SERIES PREMIERE IN NETWORK HISTORY RECORDING OVER 2 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS
"Watch What Happens: Live” Delivers Over One Million Viewers For 9th Consecutive Week
"The Real Housewives Of New York City” Reunion Special Earns 2.24 Million Total Viewers
NEW YORK – June 11, 2010 – Thursday night was a stellar night for Bravo, with the premiere of its new series "Bethenny Getting Married?” becoming the highest rated series premiere in network history, according to Nielsen Media Research. Additionally, 'The Real Housewives of New York City” season three reunion special garnered over two million total viewers, and "Watch What Happens: Live” continues its ratings momentum with its ninth consecutive week hitting over one million total viewers and beating out its competition week after week.
Bethenny Frankel brought the drama and now she's bringing the ratings. The premiere of her spin-off show "Bethenny Getting Married?” delivered the highest rated series premiere in network history with 2.10 million total viewers and 1.35 million adults 18-49 tuning in.
"The Real Housewives of New York City” continues to grab the ratings, with the part one of the season three reunion special earning 2.24 million total viewers and 1.47 million adults 18-49. Part two of the dramatic "Real Housewives” reunion special will air Monday, June 14 at 9p.m. ET/PT and the third and final part airs Thursday, June 17 at 9p.m. ET/PT.
And, Bravo's late night water cooler sensation "Watch What Happens: Live” scored over one million total viewers for the ninth consecutive week in a row. Hosted by Bravo's Andy Cohen with Bethenny Frankel of "Bethenny Getting Married?”as the guest, the show delivered 1.48 million total viewers and 914,000 in adults 18-49. For the ninth straight week, "Watch What Happens: Live” has beaten out E!'s "Chelsea Lately” and TBS's "Lopez Tonight,” by double digits.
Source: Nielsen Media Research, LS data through 6/10/10, WWHL 4/15/10- 6/10/10 premiere average vs. Lopez Tonight and Chelsea Lately 4/15/10- 6/10/10 Thursday 11P episode average, P18-49, P25-54, total viewers.
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