BRAVO MEDIA'S "THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA" SCORES ITS HIGHEST-RATED EPISODE OF THE SEASON WITH OVER 3.6 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS
"Shahs of Sunset" Up 70 Percent from Last Season in A18-49 and "Watch What Happens Live" Grows 11 Percent in Total Viewers from Prior Season
NEW YORK - December 17, 2012 - Bravo Media dominates Sunday nights as "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" delivered its highest-rated episode of the season among all key demos with over 3.6 million total viewers last night (12/16), according to Nielsen. The episode, which featured a heated face-off between Kenya and Porsha while vacationing in Anguilla, was up 20 percent in A18-49 (over 2.3 million) compared to last week (12/9/12) and was crowned the third highest-rated episode in the history of the series. For more information, visit www.BravoTV.com. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BravoPR.
"Shahs of Sunset" was up nine percent among A18-49 (over 1.3 million viewers) and seven percent in A25-54 (over 1.4 million), compared to last week's episode. This season-to-date is posting substantial ratings growth, up 70 percent among A18-49, up 77 percent among 25-54 and up 79 percent among total viewers.
The season eight finale of "Watch What Happens Live," hosted by Andy Cohen, with guests Porsha Stewart from "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" and Lilly Ghalichi from "Shahs of Sunset," delivered over 1.7 million total viewers. Compared to the full prior season (35 episodes, 6/17/12-8/09/12), WWHL was up nine percent among P18-49, up seven percent among P25-54 and up 11 percent among total viewers. For clips of last night's episode go to: http://www.bravotv.com/videos?field_show_nid=41439
Tune in for the new season of "Watch What Happens Live," which premieres on Sunday, January 6 at 11 p.m. ET/PT.
Watch a new episode of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" on Sunday, December 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT as the Anguilla trip comes to an end and there is still plenty of unfinished business to be addressed. Kenya hopes to leave the island with at least an engagement ring, while NeNe focuses on squashing her bumpy past with Kandi. Cynthia works to clear the air with Kenya, but Porsha keeps her guard up in case Miss USA decides to come for her again. Tensions rise at the final vacation dinner when one couple gets thrown into the hot seat. For a sneak peek of next week's episode, visit: http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-atlanta/season-5/videos/kenya-puts-the-pressure-on
On the next episode of "Shahs of Sunset," on Sunday, December 23 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Asa makes a surprising turn as an old-fashioned gal when she brings her celebrity boyfriend lunch on the job. Mike struggles to tell his skeptical parents about his new job partnering with Reza. Then, Reza and MJ see each other at a cocktail party for the first time since their fight and are forced to confront their vengeful feelings. For a sneak peek of next week's episode, visit: http://www.bravotv.com/shahs-of-sunset/season-2/videos/armpits-hustler-and-a-friend-leaves
"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" is produced by True Entertainment for Bravo. Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin, Omid Kahangi and Megan Sanchez-Warner serve as Executive Producers.
"Shahs of Sunset" is produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions for Bravo with Ryan Seacrest, Adam Sher and Kris Curry serving as executive producers on the series. Eric Gardner serves as a co-executive producer.
"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.
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