Bravo Ratings – RHoBH and SUSV – Monday, November 19, 2012

RHoBH Dinner at Yolanda's

RHoBH Cast Dinner at
Yolanda Foster’s
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As much as previous season’s ratings are hurting comparisons for most shows currently airing on Bravo TV, there is one partial exception, and that’s RHoBH. Its second season got off to a very strong start, as many tuned in to see the first episode and to watch how Bravo Media would handle the show in light of the then recent suicide. Several subsequent episodes of that season saw large ratings reductions, and it is against those lows that this third season is now competing.

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Season Two’s second & third episodes averaged just over 1.6m viewers each, and with last night’s RHoBH episode attracting a 1,874,000 (18-49 demo 0.8) that has helped push its season-to-date average above last’s, at the same stage, although its audience aged 18 to 49 years has fallen. None of its fellow returning shows; RHoA, Flipping Out, Million Dollar Decorators, Top Chef Seattle and RHoM, all of which are currently airing are able to herald any ratings increases, as all are seeing season-on-season audience declines. Through three episodes RHoBH is showing growth of +4.31% in its total audience but a decline of -10.34% in its 18-49 demo.

The third episode of Randi Zuckerberg’s Starts-ups; Silicon Valley picked up a little from its second, and despite the drop off of 125,000 in RHoBH’s ratings week on week, managed to grow its audience by 20,000 or 3.42%. Still that’s nothing spectacular and it would seem that SUSV has found its ratings equilibrium at a level which is very similar to Miss Advised & Gallery Girls which aired in the same time slot earlier in the year. Both of those followed the lower rated fifth season of RHoNY, and SUSV is still averaging a couple of hundred thousand viewers shy of Most Eligible Dallas, which aired in this time slot in the same month last year.

With Andy Cohen taking this week off, there aren’t any WWHL ratings to report on. On this same Monday last year Ellen Barkin and Andrew Rannells were Andy’s guests and the 902,000 viewers they had were left off the shelf this year, as Bravo Media seemingly resigns itself with not competing with their Fall Sweeps results of 2011. At 11pm, the repeat of RHoBH did manage to pull in 870,000 viewers (0.40 in the 18-49 demo), which is probably something similar to what it would also have gotten, had it aired at 11:30pm on a night when WWHL had aired.

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Source: Nielsen Media Research via TVByTheNumbers and/or TheFutonCritic