via press release:
BRAVO MEDIA SHATTERS RATINGS RECORDS SUNDAY WITH ITS BEST NIGHT EVER IN NETWORK HISTORY
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” Scores a “Real Housewives” Franchise High with Over 4.5 Million Total Viewers
“Blood, Sweat & Heels” Achieves the Highest-Rated Bravo Series Premiere with 2.5 Million Total Viewers
NEW YORK – January 7, 2014 – Behind the strength of its Sunday night lineup, Bravo Media earned its best night ever among all key demos this past Sunday, according to Nielsen. “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” earned a franchise high among total viewers with over 4.5 million and delivered over 2.7 million P18-49. The show ranked #1 among all key demos versus cable telecasts for the day.
The series premiere of “Blood, Sweat & Heels” - which follows a group of up-and-coming women in New York's elite circles of real estate, fashion, and media – became Bravo’s highest-rated series premiere among all key demos in network history, with 2.5 million total viewers and over 1.4 million P18-49. Versus cable competition in the 9pm hour, “Blood, Sweat & Heels” ranked #1 among P18-49.
“Thicker Than Water” scored 2.3 million total viewers and over 1.2 million P18-49 with the show’s finale, making it a season high among all key demos. Bravo also ranked #1 among P25-54 versus cable competition in the 10pm hour. The freshman series averaged over 1.8 total viewers.
The season eleven premiere of “Watch What Happens Live,” hosted by Andy Cohen with guests Josh Groban and Porsha Stewart, garnered over 1.8 million total viewers and 960,000 P18-49.
Rounding out the night, “Fashion Queens” hit a series-to-date high among total viewers with 1.5 million and 802,000 P25-54.
Tune in to “Watch What Happens Live” tonight at 11pm ET/PT as Cohen welcomes Asa Soltan Rahmati and Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi from “Shahs of Sunset” to the clubhouse. “Watch What Happens Live” is the only live late night, interactive talk show that features guests from the world of entertainment, politics and pop culture. Hosted by Andy Cohen, the series includes lively debates on everything from fashion, the latest on everyone’s favorite “Bravolebrities” and to what celebrity is making headlines that week. Past guests who have joined Cohen in the Bravo Club house include Cher, Oprah, Lady GaGa, Mariah Carey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jerry Seinfeld, Lisa Marie Pressley, Tina Fey, Liam Neeson, Jimmy Fallon, Anderson Cooper and Matthew Broderick. For more information, please visit: http://www.bravotv.com/watch-what-happens-live.
For a new episode of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” tune in this Sunday, January 12 at 8pm ET/PT, as Phaedra downloads Kandi on her trip to Athens, and Kenya receives a long overdue but stressful visit from her Dad. Cynthia and Peter begin to mend their relationship after their big blow up, while Porsha's divorce from Kordell marches on after the two meet with their lawyers to hash out a possible settlement. Kandi receives shocking news from Todd about the musical, and Nene makes a decision about whether or not to partake in it. A visit to Porsha's new house has Phaedra and Kandi questioning Porsha's financial smarts, causing not only the ladies but her family to worry as well. The ladies come together for Cynthia's sister, Malorie's jewelry trunk show, but tensions flare between Kenya and Malorie. Nene is hit with unexpected news and emotions reach a boiling point when one of the ladies makes a dramatic exit. For a sneak peek, please visit: http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-atlanta/season-6/videos/nene-brings-porsha-to-tears.
Immediately following, check out a new episode of “Blood, Sweat & Heels” this Sunday, January 12 at 9pm ET/PT, where tension heats up between Melyssa Ford and her new boss, which forces Melyssa to question whether she can truly succeed at being a buttoned-up real estate agent. Elsewhere, Daisy’s tardiness sets the tone for a date with a shocking outcome. Then, Mica hosts a dinner party with some of the ladies still reeling from Demetria’s blog betrayal. Unfortunately, “drama” seems to be the only item on the menu. For a sneak peek, please visit: http://www.bravotv.com/blood-sweat-and-heels/season-1/videos/demetria-gets-called-out-by-daisy.
Tune in to the next episode of “Fashion Queens”on Sunday, January 12 at 11:30pm, Bravo’s topical, fashion-based talk show starring celebrity hairstylists Derek J and Miss Lawrence and New York’s fashion maven and media socialite Bevy Smith. The opinionated trio covers anything and everything related to the world of fashion, from haute couture to celebrity style to unusual outfits from around the globe, giving their unique perspective on the trends, hits and misses. For more information, please visit: http://www.bravotv.com/fashion-queens.
"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" is produced by True Entertainment for Bravo. Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin and Carlos King serve as Executive Producers with Lorraine Haughton serving as a Co-Executive Producer.
“Blood, Sweat & Heels” is produced by Leftfield Pictures with Brent Montgomery, David George, Dominick Pupa, Tess Gamboa, and Caroline Self as Executive Producers.
"Watch What Happens Live" is produced by Embassy Row for Bravo. Michael Davies, Deirdre Connolly and Andy Cohen serve as executive producers.
“Fashion Queens” is produced by Embassy Row with Michael Davies and Deirdre Connolly as Executive Producers and True Entertainment with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh and Lauren Eskelin as Executive Producers.
Source: Nielsen Media Research, LS data through 01/05/14; best night based on press prime (Mo-Su 8p-11p); all key demos = P18-49, P25-54 and P2+; hour and night ranks based on time period data versus all measured cable networks; TTW tied a series high among P25-54 with ep. 105 on 12/15/13.
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