The Kandi Factory Does Enough And Moves To Sundays at 10pm

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Somewhere in Atlanta, a certain wig wearer might just be screaming! Bravo Media’s lowest rated show, The Kandi Factory, which was given a special airing in a prime Sunday night slot this past Sunday and more than doubling its ratings in the process has just been permanently rescheduled. Bravo Media have just confirmed that after tonight’s 5th episode, the three remaining episodes will also air on Sundays at 10pm starting this Sunday May 5th.

This is a strategic move by Bravo, as after their failed Platimun Hit in 2011 it was imperative that they make a success of Kandi Burrus’ spin-off and prove that music competitions can work on Bravo TV.

Kim Zolziak will now hold up Tuesday’s schedule on her own and while Don’t be Tardy’s…. ratings fell by 28% last week to 900,000, it would be understandable if she were a little annoyed that her show wasn’t given the boost that a move to Sunday’s schedule brings.

Lauryn Story, Darian Wilkerson and Kandi Burruss The Kandi Factory S01E01 Photo courtesy of BravoTV ©

Lauryn Story, Darian Wilkerson and Kandi Burruss
The Kandi Factory S01E01
Photo courtesy of BravoTV ©

I guess, sometimes it pays to come last…but I do think Kandi Burruss should record a cover version of this song made famous by Dinah Washington!

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30 Apr 2013 1:47 PM

BRAVO MEDIA’S “THE KANDI FACTORY” RINGS IN A SEASON HIGH WITH OVER 1.1 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS DURING ITS NEW TIMESLOT ON SUNDAY NIGHTS

NEW YORK – April 30, 2013 – Bravo Media’s “The Kandi Factory” strikes a high note and delivers a season high with over 1.1 million total viewers in its new timeslot this past Sunday night, which featured Washington native Lizzy Vanpatten facing off Brandon Wolf, from Canby, OR. Additionally, the episode garnered nearly 700,000 among A18-49, according to Nielsen.

Bravo will air an additional new episode of the “Kandi Factory” tonight at 10pm ET/PT, where Kandi’s team takes on Garrison, a “Soccer Mom” looking 42-year-old administrator with rock star dreams. But, Garrison’s aspirations become her nightmare as she is forced to confront her deep-seeded fears about sexuality when Kandi writes her a pop anthem titled “The Mighty O” – based on Garrison’s own personal journey with her sexuality. Facing off against Garrison is Kevin, a successful 28-year-old lawyer, eager to become the next R&B sensation. However, Kandi is not fully sold on his swag, and tries to teach him how to “woo” the ladies. The stakes are even higher this week as American Idol winner Ruben Studdard joins for a special guest appearance. For a sneak peek, visit: HTTP://WWW.BRAVOTV.COM/THE-KANDI-FACTORY/SEASON-1/VIDEOS/CAN-YOU-MAKE-KANDI-JUMP-YOUR-BONES

“The Kandi Factory” settles into its new timeslot on Sunday, May 5 at 10pm ET/PT, where both protégé’s stories hit close to home for Kandi. In her most emotional challenge yet, she mentors Cory, a talented 18-year-old theater enthusiast who suffers from Autism, Tourette’s syndrome, ADD and OCD. Cory is determined to overcome the odds, prove everything wrong and launch a music career with his soaring vocals. Up against Cory is Kristin, a stunning 25-year-old who is trying to fulfill her lifelong promise to pursue her musical dreams she made to her brother who died in a tragic accident. She decides to channel the pain into a heartbreaking ballad called “If You Were Here.” Will Kristin be able to deliver the emotional performance the song deserves?

“The Kandi Factory” is produced by True Entertainment and Kandi Koated Entertainment with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh , Kandi Burruss, David Stefanou, Mark Ford and Kevin Lopez serving as Executive Producers.

Source: Nielsen Media Research, LS data

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