via press release:
BRAVO MEDIA’S “THE MILLIONAIRE MATCHMAKER” EARNS MOST-WATCHED SEASON PREMIERE EVER WITH 1.5 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS, UP DOUBLE-DIGITS
Adding To The Network’s Success on Sunday, “The Real Housewives Of Atlanta” Scores #1 Cable Reality Docu-Series, “Fashion Queens” Earns Season High & “Watch What Happens Live” Delivers 2.5 Million Total Viewers
NEW YORK – December 9, 2014 – Bravo Media delivered record ratings on Sunday night as “The Millionaire Matchmaker” earned its most-watched season premiere with 1.5 million total viewers, according to Nielsen. The season eight premiere increased double-digits, up 67 percent among total viewers and 41 percent among P18-49 versus the season seven premiere (12/05/13). In addition, “Fashion Queens” scored a season high with 1.1 million total viewers, up double-digits in all key demos from the previous episode (11/23/14).
Adding to Bravo’s success on Sunday, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” ranked as the #1 cable reality docu-series telecast of the day among all key demos, delivering 3.1 million total viewers and 2 million P18-49. Sunday’s episode grew across all demos from the previous week, increasing 13 percent among P18-49 and 7 percent among total viewers. In the 8pm hour, Bravo ranked as the #1 cable network in P18-49 (ahead of CBS). Immediately following at 9pm, “Watch What Happens Live,” hosted by Andy Cohen and featuring the highly-anticipated reunion of NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak Biermann, delivered 2.5 million total viewers and over 1.3 million P18-49. The episode grew double-digits, up 51 percent among P18-49 and 45 percent among total viewers from the previous Sunday.
Bravo was the #1 most social cable reality network in prime and “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” was the #1 most social non-sports/special program in primetime across all Broadcast and Cable networks with 65,000 tweets.
Tune in tonight at 11pm ET/PT as “Watch What Happens Live” welcomes Sandra Bernhard and Brandi Glanville to the clubhouse. “Watch What Happens Live” is Bravo’s late-night, live 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 what celebrity is making headlines that week. For more information, visit: http://www.bravotv.com/watch-what-happens-live
Don’t miss an all new “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” next Sunday, December 14 at 8pm ET/PT, as Cynthia and Nene continue to hash out their issues and struggle to make amends. Phaedra keeps her mind off of Apollo’s drama by delving into work, including a new case involving Derek J. Meanwhile, it’s New York Fashion Week and Cynthia makes her comeback on the runway. Kandi also journeys to the Big Apple to visit Todd’s mother, Sharon, and is forced to defend herself and her mother once confronted by Sharon’s allegations about Mama Joyce. Right after at 9pm ET/PT, “Watch What Happens Live,” welcomes Porsha Williams to the Clubhouse. For a sneak peek, visit: http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-atlanta/season-7/videos/rhoa-previews?clip=2832579.
Immediately following, catch “The Millionaire Matchmaker” at 9:30pm ET/PT as matchmaker Patti Stanger is shaking things up this season with a slew of celebrities and Bravolebrities who appear as daters, experts and her co-conspirators. Patti’s first client this week is Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, one of the members of the former girl group TLC. Chilli spends most of her time raising her son and touring, so her suitors are usually someone from the industry. Now that her son is 17, she is ready to get serious and find love. Can Chilli put her work aside long enough to find a real, down-to-earth guy? Patti’s second client this week is retired NFL player Jeff Ogden. This is his second time seeing Patti, but this time he wants to go deeper and find a girl who’s right for him. Retired NBA player and television personality John Salley helps Jeff navigate the dating waters as a fellow former professional athlete. For a sneak peek, visit: http://www.bravotv.com/the-millionaire-matchmaker/season-8/episode-802/videos?clip=2832316
Rounding out the night is the fab topical, fashion-based talk show “Fashion Queens” at 11:30pm ET/PT. Featuring two of Atlanta’s style elite, celebrity hairstylists Derek J and Miss Lawrence and New York’s fashion maven and media socialite Bevy Smith, the trendy opinionated trio will cover everything related to the world of fashion. From haute couture to celebrity style to unusual outfits from around the globe, the Fashion Queens will offer their unique perspective on the trends, hits and misses. For more information, visit: http://www.bravotv.com/fashion-queens
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” is produced by True Entertainment with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin, Carlos King and Lorraine Haughton serving as Executive Producers.
“The Millionaire Matchmaker” is produced by Intuitive Entertainment and Bayonne Entertainment, Inc. with Mechelle Collins, Kevin Dill, Robert Lee, Patti Stanger, Spike Van Briesen and Robin Samuels serving as executive producers.
“Watch What Happens Live” is produced by Embassy Row with Michael Davies, Deirdre Connolly and Andy Cohen serving 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, Live+Same Day data. Nielsen SocialGuide Intelligence; Bravo Season Premieres, Primetime 8P-10:59P, New or Live Episodes. Social ranking based on number of Tweets.
*This is inclusive of Watch What Happens Live with NeNe Leakes & Kim Zolciak Biermann from 9pm-9:30pm.
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