via press release:
BRAVO MEDIA’S “THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY” FINALE SCORES SEASON HIGH IN ALL KEY DEMOS WITH 2.4 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS
“Below Deck” Earns Highest-Rated Episode of the Series with Over 1.4 Million Total Viewers
NEW YORK – August 6, 2013 – Last night’s intense season eight finale of Bravo Media’s “The Real Housewives of Orange County” at 9 P.M. ET/PT scored a season high among all key demos delivering 2.4 million total viewers and 1.5 million A18-49, according to Nielsen. Anchoring the night at 10 P.M. ET/PT, “Below Deck” delivered 1.4 million total viewers and was up 15 percent from the prior week’s episode (7/29/13) in A18-49 with 937,000 marking the third consecutive season to-date high among all key demos. Additionally, last night’s “Watch What Happens Live,” hosted by Andy Cohen and with guests Alexis Bellino and Jenni Pulos delivered 1.2 million total viewers.
Tune in to “Watch What Happens Live” tonight at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT as Andy Cohen welcomes actress Yvette Nicole Brown and singer Jason Derulo to the clubhouse.
Tune in to part one of the epic three-part “The Housewives of Orange County” reunion beginning Monday, August 12 at 8 P.M. ET/PT as host Andy Cohen looks back at all the must-see moments from season eight with Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney, Gretchen Rossi, Alexis Bellino, Heather Dubrow and Lydia McLaughlin. Vicki & Gretchen go head to head digging up the past and slinging mud as they vie for Tamra’s friendship. The attention then turns to new housewife Lydia who is called to task about her outspokenness and forced to defend herself against accusations of stirring the pot. The tension hits a boiling point when original housewife Lauri Petersen returns to defend her claims of Vicki’s infidelities instigating a fight that changes the nature of their friendship forever. For a sneak peak of the reunion go to: www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-orange-county/season-8/videos/lies-bullies-scandals-and-drama
Tune in next Monday, August 12 at 10p.m. ET/PT to “Below Deck” as an unexpected charter cancellation leaves the crew to their own devices for a few days, Captain Lee has his own plans about how those days should be spent. When the captain sets up a surprise fire drill, Aleks takes the heat for the ill-prepared crew. One night the crew enjoys a nice beachside dinner off the yacht, but the boisterous shenanigans of a few leave Eddie and David fuming. Much to Kat’s chagrin, Adrienne and Ben seem to be getting very close and when Kat puts her feelings out there for Ben to see, she alienates him even more. And when she launches a drunken rebellion against the Captain, it may very well cost her job. For a sneak peek go to: http://www.bravotv.com/below-deck/season-1/videos/abandon-ship
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.
“Below Deck” is produced by 51 Minds for Bravo, with Mark Cronin and Courtland Cox and James Bruce serving as executive producers and Rebecca Taylor Henning as co-executive producer.
“Watch What Happens Live” is produced by Embassy Row for Bravo. Michael Davies, Deirdre Connolly and Andy Cohen serve as executive producers.
Source: Nielsen Media Research, LS data.
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