via press release:
BRAVO’S “TOP CHEF ALL-STARS” FINALE COOKS UP HIGHEST RATED EPISODE OF THE SEASON, UP FROM PREVIOUS SEASON FINALE
Watch What Happens Live: Top Chef Finale Ranked As No. 1
Late Night Cable Talk Show In Adults 18-49
NEW YORK – March 31, 2011 – After announcing an unprecedented 11 new series and celebrating a star-studded Upfront event, Bravo’s “Top Chef All-Stars” finale cooked up the highest rated episode of the season with 2.77 million total viewers and 1.95 million adults 18-49. Adding a unique element to the show, last night’s season eight finale featured live cut-ins from the network’s Upfront events in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Versus the season seven finale (9/15/10), last night’s episode was up 9 percent in adults 18-49 (vs. 1.80 million) and 3 percent in total viewers (vs. 2.70 million). The finale ranked as the No. 1 cable program of the day in adults 18-49. For more information, visit WWW.BRAVOTV.COM and follow us on Twitter at HTTPS://TWITTER.COM/BRAVOPR.
Additionally, Bravo’s Special “Watch What Happens Live: Top Chef Finale” taped in front of a live audience, hosted by Andy Cohen outperformed all late night cable talk show competition in the key adults 18 – 49 demo, scoring 1.5 million total viewers and over 1 million adults 18-49. Most notably, “Watch What Happens: Live” beat out TBS’ “Conan” by double digits in total viewers (up 70%) and adults 18-49 (up 76%). On Sunday, April 3 at 11pm ET/PT host of “Top Chef Masters” Curtis Stone and “The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s” Nene Leakes will join Andy for some cocktails and conversation in the Bravo Clubhouse. For clips from the show go to: HTTP://WWW.BRAVOTV.COM/WATCH-WHAT-HAPPENS-LIVE/SEASON-4/VIDEOS
The drama is served extra spicy on Bravo’s “Top Chef All-Stars Reunion Special,” airing Wednesday, April 6 at 10PM ET/PT. Bravo executive and “Watch What Happens: Live” host Andy Cohen talks to season eight’s chef’testants and judges – host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio and judge Gail Simmons. Cohen will answer viewers’ questions and dish on season eight’s good, bad and undercooked, complete with never-before-seen clips and packages. For a sneak peek from the reunion, go to : HTTP://WWW.BRAVOTV.COM/TOP-CHEF/SEASON-8/VIDEOS/ELIA-VS-TOM-COLICCHIO
Source: Nielsen Media Research, LS data through 3/30/2011.