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“Watch What Happens: Live” Fuels Sunday Night Programming Block with Record Ratings

Bravo Averages More Than 1 Million Total Viewers in Primetime

NEW YORK – November 9, 2010 – In the midst of the highly competitive broadcast sweeps, Bravo kicked off November earning its best week in network history across all key demos, according to Nielsen Media Research. Propelled by the network’s water cooler sensations, Bravo shattered previous records with a primetime average of over 1 million total viewers and 697,000 adults 18-49 for the week of November 1 – November 7, with 11 telecasts scoring over one million total viewers. “Millionaire Matchmaker” on November 2 earned its second consecutiveepisodeto hit over 1.50 million total viewers and over one million adults 18-49 and on November 3, “Top Chef JustDesserts” gained over a million total viewers. “WatchWhat Happens: Live” and “The Real Housewives of Atlanta and Beverly Hills” earned their highest rated episodes of their current seasons to-date. Additionally, Bravo launched its Sunday night original programming block on November 7 with record ratings for new episodes of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and “WatchWhat Happens: Live.” For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter at

Current slate of five nights of original programming includes: “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and “WatchWhat Happens: Live (Sundays), “Tabatha Salon Takeover” (Mondays beginning December 6), “Millionaire Matchmaker” (Tuesdays), “Top Chef JustDesserts” (Wednesdays), and “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and “WatchWhat Happens: Live” (Thursdays).

Bravo’s late night talk show “WatchWhat Happens: Live,” hosted by Andy Cohen, scored its highest ratedepisodeof the season and the network’s highest rated Sunday late night telecast ever among all key demos in its new Sunday night timeslot, with 1.83 million total viewers and 1.29 million adults 18-49. The original episodes on Monday, Thursday and its new night on Sunday averaged 1.54 million total viewers and 1.03 million adults 18-49. Additionally, the show continues its red-hot streak with an all-star line up this week with guests Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos on Thursday, November 11th at 11pm (ET/PT) and comedic queen Molly Shannon and TV darling Kristen Chenowith on Sunday, November 14th at 11pm (ET/PT).

Monday night boasted the highest ratedepisodeof the third season of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” earning 2.7 million total viewers and 1.8 million adults 18-49, and Sunday’sepisodeof “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” broke records as Bravo’s highest rated Sunday telecast ever among all key demos, delivering 2.50 million total viewers and 1.80 million adults 18-49. On Thursday, freshman series “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” also scored its highest ratedepisodeto-date, delivering 1.87 million total viewers and 1.31 million adults 18-49.

Bravo is a program service of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBC Universal one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Bravo has been an NBC Universal cable network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter at

Source: Nielsen Media Research, LS data through 11/07/10, Week Primetime: M-Su 8P-11P, late night telecasts: 11P-6A.

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