via press release:
BRAVO'S "REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY” FINALE PULLS IN 3.4 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS, BECOMING THE MOST WATCHED EPISODE OF THE SEASON
Bravo Scores Highest Rated Monday Telecast Ever and Highest Rated Telecast of the Year Among Total Viewers
BravoTV.com Boasts Triple Digit Growth Across All Key Metrics
NEW YORK – August 24, 2010 – Bravo's water-cooler sensation "The Real Housewives of New Jersey” pulled in record-breaking numbers last night becoming the most watched episode of the season, delivering 3.4 million total viewers and 2.3 million adults 18-49, according to Nielson Media Research. In addition, it was Bravo's highest rated Monday telecast ever and highest rated telecast of the year among total viewers. The finale, featuring the highly anticipated confrontation between housewives Caroline Manzo and Danielle Staub, fueled double-digit growth vs. season one averaging 2.6 million total viewers (vs. 2.2 million) and 1.8 million adults 18-49 (vs. 1.6 million). For more information, visit www.BravoTV.com. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BravoPR.
BravoTV.com's "The Real Housewives of New Jersey” show site saw triple-digit week-over-week gains the day of the finale episode, garnering a 149 percent increase in page views, 630 percent increase in video streams, and a 100 percent increase in uniques, versus the prior week's premiere-day. The full season of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey” posted 119 million page views, an average of 76.5K daily unique visitors, and nearly 6.2 million video streams.
The finale however, is just the beginning of the end. Tune in on Monday, August 30th at 10 p.m. ET/PT and Monday, September 6th at 9 p.m. ET/PT for the two part reunion special that will leave everyone speechless – including the Housewives. From sex tapes to court cases to financial woes, Bravo's Andy Cohen hosts a Real Housewives reunion two part special that is one for the record books. Caroline, Teresa, Danielle and Jacqueline for one final sit-down and even Andy isn't sure if he's going to make it out of this one unscathed.
Source: Nielsen Media Research. Live+SD data through 8/23/10. Omniture SiteCatalyst; 05/03/10-08/23/10; Show Site page views, daily unique visitors, and short form video clip starts.
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