via press release:
BRAVO IS #1 CABLE NETWORK AMONG ADULTS 18-49 AND EARNS BEST SUNDAY IN NETWORK HISTORY
AMONG ALL KEY DEMOS
“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” Scores Bravo’s Highest Rated
Season Premiere Ever With Three Million Total Viewers And
“Watch What Happens Live” Delivers Highest Rated Episode of the
Season To-Date With Nearly Two Million Total Viewers
Sunday Makes Bravo Media #1 Across All Competing
Cable And Broadcast Networks In Social Media Activity
NEW YORK – April 24, 2012 – Powered by Ratings, Bravo ranked as the #1 cable network among adults 18-49 on Sunday, delivering its best Sunday in network history among all key demos, according to Nielsen. “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” season four earned the most watched season premiere ever with three million total viewers following part three of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” reunion which scored an impressive 3.2 million total viewers and 2.2 million adults 18-49. Rounding out the successful night, “Watch What Happens Live” delivered its highest rated episode of the season with 1.9 million total viewers and 1.1 million adults 18- 49. For more information, visit www.BravoTV.com and follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BravoPR.
Part three of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” reunion was up an astounding 32 percent among adults 18-49 and up 27 percent among total viewers compared to Thursday’s episode of reunion part two, marking it the highest rated reunion episode of the series. In addition, “Watch What Happens Live,” hosted by Andy Cohen with guests Khloe Kardashian from E!’s “Khloe and Lamar” and Caroline Manzo from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” increased 33 percent among total viewers and 20 percent among adults 18-49 from last Sunday’s episode.
As a leader in digital innovation, Bravo was the #1 network across all competing cable and broadcast networks in social media activity, with 209,000 mentions, a double-digit increase (38 percent) from the prior week according to Trendrr.
Tonight on “Watch What Happens Live” at 11:00PM ET/PT, Andy is joined by “The Real Housewives of Orange County” ladies Vicki Gunvalson and Lauri Peterson. For clips of Sunday’s episode visit: http://www.bravotv.com/watch-what-happens-live/season-6/videos/.
Next Sunday, April 29at 10pm ET/PT, tune-in to “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” as Kathy continues to overprotect her children when she tries to shield her son from an admirer. Ashley gets a lift to the airport, but leaving the nest proves harder than she thought. Meanwhile, Caroline struggles to help with Lauren’s growing insecurity over her weight and Melissa cooks up a musical surprise for Joe. At Jacqueline’s poker night, Teresa attempts to apologize for her cookbook, but it turns into a brawl that leaves one husband with a black eye and a sore ego. For a sneak peek at next week’s episode, visit: http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-new-jersey/season-4/videos/melissas-ballad-for-joe
Source: Nielsen Media Research, LS Data. Sunday night on-air data based on 8P-11P. Trendrr; 04/22/12, excludes children’s network.
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