via press release:
BRAVO’S "ALL-STARS" FINALE COOKS UP HIGHEST RATED EPISODE OF THE SEASON, UP FROM PREVIOUS SEASON FINALE
: Finale Ranked As No. 1
Late Night Cable Talk Show In Adults 18-49
NEW YORK – March 31, 2011 – After announcing an unprecedented 11 new series and celebrating a star-studded Upfront event, Bravo's "All-Stars" finale cooked up the highest rated episode of the season with 2.77 million total viewers and 1.95 million adults 18-49. Adding a unique element to the show, last night's season eight finale featured live cut-ins from the network's Upfront events in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Versus the season seven finale (9/15/10), last night's episode was up 9 percent in adults 18-49 (vs. 1.80 million) and 3 percent in total viewers (vs. 2.70 million). The finale ranked as the No. 1 cable program of the day in adults 18-49. For more information, visit WWW.BRAVOTV.COM and follow us on Twitter at HTTPS://TWITTER.COM/BRAVOPR.
Additionally, Bravo's Special ": Finale" taped in front of a live audience, hosted by Andy Cohen outperformed all late night cable talk show competition in the key adults 18 - 49 demo, scoring 1.5 million total viewers and over 1 million adults 18-49. Most notably, “Watch What Happens: Live” beat out TBS’ “ ” by double digits in total viewers (up 70%) and adults 18-49 (up 76%). On Sunday, April 3 at 11pm ET/PT host of “ Masters” Curtis Stone and “The ’s” Nene Leakes will join Andy for some cocktails and conversation in the Bravo Clubhouse. For clips from the show go to: HTTP://WWW.BRAVOTV.COM/WATCH-WHAT-HAPPENS-LIVE/SEASON-4/VIDEOS
The drama is served extra spicy on Bravo's "Top Chef All-Stars Reunion Special," airing Wednesday, April 6 at 10PM ET/PT. Bravo executive and "Watch What Happens: Live" host Andy Cohen talks to season eight’s chef'testants and judges – host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio and judge Gail Simmons. Cohen will answer viewers' questions and dish on season eight's good, bad and undercooked, complete with never-before-seen clips and packages. For a sneak peek from the reunion, go to : HTTP://WWW.BRAVOTV.COM/TOP-CHEF/SEASON-8/VIDEOS/ELIA-VS-TOM-COLICCHIO
Source: Nielsen Media Research, LS data through 3/30/2011.