BRAVO MEDIA’S “THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY” FINALE SCORES SEASON HIGH WITH 2.5 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS
“Pregnant in Heels” and “Watch What Happens Live” Both Deliver Double Digit Growth
NEW YORK – June 27, 2012 – Bravo Media’s dramatic season finale of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” earned season high with 2.5 million total viewers and 1.6 million adults 18-49, according to Nielsen. The conclusion of “Bow-Gate” and demise of Vicki and Tamra’s relationship in last night’s episode was up 27 percent among total viewers and 39 percent among adults 18-49 compared to last week’s finale part one (6/19/12). Season seven averaged an impressive 1.95 million total viewers and 1.26 million adults 18-49. For more information, visit www.BravoTV.com and follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BravoPR.
Bravo’s “Pregnant in Heels” also delivered double digit growth with its highest rated episode of the series to date, with 931,000 total viewers and 554,000 adults 18-49, up 30 percent and 37 percent, respectively, compared to last week’s episode (6/19/12). Additionally, “Watch What Happens Live” hosted by Andy Cohen with guests Denise Richards and “The Real Housewives of Orange County” Tamra Barney delivered 1.2 million total viewers and 699,000 adults 18- 49, up 37 percent and 63 percent, respectively, from last Tuesday’s episode.
Tonight on “Watch What Happens Live” at 11:00PM ET/PT Andy is joined by Joe Manganiello from the new film “Magic Mike” and Andrew Zimmern from Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods America.” For clips of Tuesday’s episode visit: http://www.bravotv.com/watch-what-happens-live/season-7/videos/turn-me-tuesday
Next week on “Pregnant in Heels,” premiering Tuesday, July 3 at 10pm ET/PT, It’s an exciting week for Rosie as she and her husband Daron finally find out if they’re having a baby boy or girl. Meanwhile, Rosie goes out of town with Aimee and Seth, who hope that having a baby won’t get in the way of their affinity for road trips. Back in New York City, Rosie meets Akua, a soon-to-be single mom who’s determined to find a man now. For a sneak peek visit: http://www.bravotv.com/pregnant-in-heels/season-2/videos/baby-buzzkill
Then, on Tuesday, July 10 at 9pm ET/PT, after the most dramatic season of “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” the OC ladies come together again for laughter, fighting and tears in part one of the explosive two-part reunion. Alexis is in the hot seat when she demands an apology from the ladies for calling her phony. An all-out war results when Tamra, Heather and Gretchen point out examples of Alexis’ insincerity and Vicki comes to her defense. Meanwhile, Gretchen accuses Vicki of being a hypocrite regarding her relationship with Brooks, leaving Vicki feeling backed into a corner with almost no support. For a sneak peek visit: http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-orange-county/season-7/videos/the-oc-reunion-youll-never-forget
“The Real Housewives of Orange County” is produced by Evolution Media for Bravo, with partners Douglas Ross, Gregory Stewart and Kathleen French along with Scott Dunlop and Kevin Lee serving as executive producers.
“Pregnant in Heels” is produced by Hud:sun Media for Bravo. Michael Rourke, Gerette Allegra, Megan Estrada and Danielle King are Executive Producers.
“Watch What Happens: Live” is produced by Embassy Row for Bravo. Michael Davies and Andy Cohen serve as executive producers.
Source: Nielsen Media Research, LS data through 6/26/12, includes premiere episodes only.
NEW YORK – January 26, 2011 – Sundays continue to sizzle on Bravo with the return of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” on March 6 at 10pm ET/PT. In the sixth season of the original series that started the hit franchise, Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney, Gretchen Rossi, and Alexis Bellino welcome new beautiful blonde, Peggy Tanous, a 41-year old former model and now stay-at-home mom with poster girl good looks. After a tough financial year, the OC ladies are bouncing back and living lavishly once more as the series goes behind the gates for a voyeuristic look at the scandalous truths, mending friendships, rocky marriages, sizzling romances and ever-changing loyalties inside the wealthy Southern California suburb. Tamra also introduces the group to new gal-pal Fernanda Rocha, a 34-year old, hot Brazilian lesbian fitness instructor. For a sneak peek visit, http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-orange-county/season-6/videos/things-get-tense-in-orange-county.
With Simon in her rear view mirror, Tamra is moving forward with her divorce and has a younger, more attractive boyfriend. Former housewife, Jeana Keough, comes to the defense of Simon by disparaging Tamra in the tabloids, which leads to a big confrontation. Adding more stress, Tamra’s feud with Gretchen has gotten worse and her oldest son, Ryan, reveals a shocking secret.
Gretchen continues to build financial independence through her make-up line and is now expanding the business with a handbag collection. Feeling pressure from her girlfriends to take the next step with boyfriend, Slade, Gretchen doesn’t know if she is ready for marriage again. She knows all the gossip about him being a deadbeat dad, serial-housewife-dater and freeloader, and has to weigh this into her decision about their future together.
Alexis still believes that husband Jim is her king and savior and runs the show, but also confesses she wants more freedom and independence as a wife and mother. It’s a new chapter for Alexis as she decides to launch a line of sexy and revealing dresses. There is also rumor and speculation that the Bellino’s may be suffering the after effects of the economic downturn with a home foreclosure.
Vicki has built an empire with her insurance business, but her constant drive is having negative results at home. Vicki and Donn are drifting apart and neither one knows how to change it. Will Vicki have to choose between her business and her marriage?
Peggy is an odd mix between a holistic, new age woman and a wealthy Orange County party girl. She believes in clean, natural living, but loves her bling, Bentley and plastic surgery. She sees her new OC gal-pals as another step towards being fabulous. During the season, she tries to reinvigorate her former modeling career, but there is more to Peggy than just good looks as she opens up about a dramatic secret.
“The Real Housewives of Orange County” season five averaged 2.01 million total viewers and 1.47 million adults 18-49, making it the highest rated season for the series among all key demos. Season five marked double-digit growth compared to the previous season, up 17 percent among both total viewers and adults 18-49. The season five finale earned record ratings with 2.46 million total viewers and 1.81 million adults 18-49.
During season five, BravoTV.com’s showsite for “The Real Housewives of Orange County” increased double digits over its performance during the previous season with a 16 percent increase in weekly page view traffic and 27 percent increase in weekly unique visitors. Season five was the show site’s highest season yet generating almost 66 million total page views, 240,000 average weekly unique visitors and 3.7 million total video streams.
Season six of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” was produced by Evolution Media, with partners Douglas Ross, Gregory Stewart and Kathleen French along with Scott Dunlop serving as executive producers.
Source: Nielsen Media Research, LS Day data. Omniture Site Catalyst; Ssn4: 11/23/08-2/21/09; Ssn 5: 11/1/09-3/6/10; Average weekly page views and unique visitors.
BRAVO SETS RECORD RATINGS WITH THE FINALE OF “THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY” AND THE PREMIERE OF “THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY”
OC Delivered Highest-Rated Season Finale For Series, NYC Delivered Highest-Rated Premiere For Series Watch What Happens: Live Scores Highest Ratings Ever Breaking the One Million Total Viewer Mark
NEW YORK – March 5, 2010 – Bravo’s Real Housewives of Orange County and New York City kicked it up a notch last night earning record ratings for both series with 2.45 million people tuning in for the Real Housewives of Orange County finale and 2.04 million total viewers for the season three premiere of Real Housewives of New York City, according to Nielsen Media Research. This was the highest-rated season finale of the OC series ever among all key demos with 1.81 million adults 18-49 and the highest-rated New York City premiere ever among all key demos.
The fifth season of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” bowed with a bombshell as Tamra Barney asked her husband, Simon for a divorce. The season five finale marked a 25 percent increase among both total viewers and adults 18-49 from season 4, making it the highest rated OC finale ever. Additionally, the fifth season became the OC’s most watched cycle to date, averaging 2.01 million total viewers and 1.47 million adults (a 17 percent increase in both total viewers and adults 18-49 from season 4 and the previous record).
“The Real Housewives of New York City” season three premiere was up 25 percent in total viewers (2.04 million vs. 1.64 million) and 18 percent in adults 18-49 (1.45 million vs. 1.22 million) compared to the season two premiere (2/17/09), making it the highest-rated episode ever in total viewers for the NYC series.
“Watch What Happens: Live” saw triple digit increases and scored the series highest-ratings ever with 1.27 million total viewers, up 119 percent from last week (vs. 581,000) and 952,000 adults 18-49, up 167 percent from last week (vs. 357,000). New York Housewife Jill Zarin will join Andy Cohen in the Bravo Clubhouse at midnight next Thursday, March 11 on “Watch What Happens: Live.”
The glamour girls of Orange County will gather again on a special two-part reunion for Bravo’s hit docu-series “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” Wednesday, March 10 and Thursday, March 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The reunion will feature new interviews with Housewives Tamra Barney, Alexis Bellino, Lynne Curtin, Vicki Gunvalson and Gretchen Rossi, significant others Jim Bellino, Frank Curtin, Donn Gunvalson and Slade Smiley and a special visit by former Housewife Jeana Keough.
On next week’s “The Real Housewives of New York City”, Thursday, March 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, LuAnn and her kids get a surprise visit from Rosie who is no longer their housekeeper but is still concerned about the family as a whole. The Singers and the Van Kempens meet for dinner and the subject of a comment Mario made to LuAnn comes up. Ramona chastises Mario for the comment so he decides to make a peace offering and leaves LuAnn a voicemail and an invitation. LuAnn isn’t so sure about Mario’s voicemail and leans on Jill for advice. Bethenny and Jason head out for a romantic dinner and Jason asks Bethenny to move in with him. It’s Labor Day weekend and both Ramona and LuAnn decide to throw parties – the issue becomes which party will the ladies go to? Kelly arrives at LuAnn’s with a secret to share with the other women.
Source: Nielsen Media Research, Live + Same Day through 3/4/10; Omniture SiteCatalyst.
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