via press release:
ANCHORS AWAY! BRAVO MEDIA’S “BELOW DECK” SERIES PREMIERE DELIVERS 1.1 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS
“The Real Housewives of Orange County” Garners Season-To-Date High With 2 Million Total Viewers
NEW YORK – July 2, 2013 –Last night’s series premiere of Bravo Media’s newest docu-series “Below Deck” sailed full steam ahead as it earned 1.1 million total viewers, according to Nielsen. The show, which follows a group of “yachties” as they live, love and work aboard a luxury yacht during charter season, also scored over 645,000 viewers among A18-49.
“The Real Housewives of Orange County” also performed strongly last night as it pulled in 1.3 million A18-49 and 2 million total viewers, up 13 percent and 6 percent, respectively, from the prior episode (6/17/13), and marked season to-date highs in both demos.
Tune in next Monday at 9pm ET/PT to “The Real Housewives of Orange County” as Lydia looks forward to taking all the ladies on a ski vacation to Whistler, Canada. Alexis hopes for a conflict-free trip, but before the women even reach the snow, Heather and Gretchen tussle over who was really offered a coveted sitcom role. Meanwhile, Tamra hears the raunchy gossip that Lauri has been spreading about Vicki and sets off an avalanche of screams when she spills the beans to Vicki. For a sneak peek go to: http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-orange-county/season-8/videos/oc-heads-to-canada
Immediately following, at 10pm ET/PT on “Below Deck”, the crew enjoys a night out, but Kat enjoys a few too many cocktails. Meanwhile, the new charter guests, a wealthy hypnotist and his friends, come aboard and their special dietary demands tax the crew to the breaking point. After driving Kat and Sam especially hard, the uptight Adrienne agrees to a hypnotherapy session that will hopefully chill her out. For a sneak peek go to: http://www.bravotv.com/below-deck/season-1/videos/whos-not-attracted-to-sam
The series is produced by 51 Minds with Mark Cronin and Courtland Cox serving as executive producers and James Bruce and Rebecca Henning as co-executive producers.
Season eight of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” is produced by Evolution Media for Bravo, with partners Douglas Ross, Gregory Stewart along with Scott Dunlop and Kevin Lee serving as executive producers.
Source: Nielsen Media Research, LS data.