via press release:
BRAVO’S "THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY" FINALE DELIVERS HIGHEST RATED EPISODE OF THE SERIES WITH 2.88 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS
Network Greenlights Season Four Of
“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” And Series Moves
To Sunday Nights Starting On June 12 At 10pm ET/PT
NEW YORK – June 7, 2011 – BRAVO’S “THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY” finale was as explosive in the ratings as it was in the drama, delivering the highest rated episode of the series with 2.88 million total viewers and the highest rated episode of the season with 1.86 million adults 18-49, according to Nielsen Media Research. The season six finale marked double-digit growth with 17 percent increase in total viewers and 3 percent growth among adults 18-49 compared to the previous season finale (03/04/10).
Building on the night’s rating success, "WATCH WHAT HAPPENS: LIVE," hosted by Andy Cohen with guests Sean Avery and “The Real Housewives of Orange County” Peggy Tanous, scored an impressive 1.74 million total viewers and 1.13 million adults 18- 49. For clips of Sunday’s show go to: HTTP://WWW.BRAVOTV.COM/WATCH-WHAT-HAPPENS-LIVE/SEASON-4/VIDEOS or for more information visit WWW.BRAVOTV.COM and follow us on Twitter at HTTPS://TWITTER.COM/BRAVOPR.
Additionally, Bravo has greenlit “THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY” for a fourth season after delivering the highest rated season premiere in the network’s history among adults 18-49 and the highest rated season premiere in the Housewives franchise with total viewers (5/16/11). The network moves the hit series to Sundays at 10pm ET/PT starting on June 12 maintaining Bravo’s position as the can’t miss television destination on Sunday nights.
The new Sunday lineup begins with part one of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” reunion at 9 p.m., ET/PT followed by “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” in its new timeslot at 10pm ET/PT. The late night gab fest “Watch What Happens: Live” will continue with new episodes airing at 11pm ET/PT.
In part one of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” reunion, the ladies are ripe from the turbulent finale and emotions are flying. When Tamra’s bathtub antics with boyfriend, Eddie, are re-visited, Alexis accuses Tamra of being a bad mother. In a surprising moment, Vicki breaks down as she watches an interview with her ex-husband, Donn, about their divorce and his pain. Alexis defends her “traditional” marriage, and Gretchen talks about the turmoil in her relationship with Slade. And, just when it couldn’t get any tenser – Tamra and Gretchen make it clear their feud is alive and well as accusations of lies, cheating and snooping are thrown between the two.
In the upcoming episode of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey”, Melissa’s life hits a high note as she lives out her dreams of being a mother and pop star. Caroline attempts to take her motherly advice to the airwaves while Jacqueline attempts to tune out Ashley's latest ploy to get a car and Kathy reveals a near death experience in the family to her kids. An unexpected phone call puts Teresa and her brother face to face for the first time since the Christening. For a sneak peek go to:HTTP://WWW.BRAVOTV.COM/THE-REAL-HOUSEWIVES-OF-NEW-JERSEY/SEASON-3/VIDEOS/EMPTY-NEST-SYNDROME.
The drama continues for “The Real Housewives of Orange County” blonde bombshells on Monday, June 13 at 9 p.m., ET/PTas Peggy addresses a revelation that she believes is at the root of the competitive strain in her friendship with Alexis. When Slade joins the group to address rumors of him being a “dead-beat dad,” he and Tamra get into a heated exchange. Finally the ladies are visited by former-Housewife Jeana, who is no stranger to conflict, and Vicki sends off the sixth season with a proper “whoo-hoo!” For a sneak peek go to: HTTP://BRAVO.LY/MHPDEG.
Source: Nielsen Media Research, LS data through 6/05/11.