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Bravo Media Receives 4 Emmy® Nominations – 2014

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In a coup for Bravo Media two of their series that have never received an Emmy Nomination did so today.

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Will Padma Wear Red Socks? Bravo Announces Top Chef Boston Season 12

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After moving 2,600 miles from Seattle, WA Season 10 to New Orleans, LA Season 11, this time Tom, Padma & co. are moving 1,600 mile north of N’awlins, as later this fall Bravo Media will air Top Chef Boston Season 12

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Bravo Media Picks Up Top Chef Season 12 & Kicks Off Nationwide Casting Calls

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Even before the finale of the current season of Top Chef has aired Bravo Media today announced that they had commissioned Top Chef Season 12 from producers Magical Elves, the timing of the announcement probably influenced by Magical Elves’ impending sale to U.K.’s Tinopolis Group.

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Which Bravo TV Shows Will or Won’t Be Back in 2014?

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Make sure you read our April 2014 cancellation update article.

Back in April, 2013 when Bravo Media were planning their annual Upfronts presentation to advertisers, they issued a press release announcing their 2013 programming slate as they Greenlit 17 New and 18 Returning Unscripted Series for the coming year. Taking which shows that had aired in 2012 plus those in the first quarter of 2013, that hadn’t gained a series renewal, it was fairly easy to deduce the ratings cut off level which defined success or failure for shows that aired on Bravo TV.

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Top Chef New Orleans – Season 11 Ratings

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Updated Thursday, February 6 th after S11E17 – the finale – aired at 10pm Wednesday, February 5th, 2013.

Top Chef New Orleans wrapped its eleventh season last night and while this week’s finale cored them their highest rated episode of the season, it was also the lowest rated finale as far back as our records exist. Last night’s episode attracted 1,693,000 viewers, with 872,000 of those aged 18 to 49 years – Demo 0.70, growing 13.32% and 7.39% respectively compared with the prior week’s episode. Also with both those numbers being higher than the season average, that average has now increased to 1,264,176 viewers per episode and 658,647 of those aged between 18 & 49 years.

Top Chef: Finale Ratings – Season 7 thru 11
Episode    Time        Date     Lead-In Audience 18-49 Audience 18-49 Demo
S07E14 9:00 PM 15-Sep-10 No Info 2,695,000 No Info 1.40
S08E16 10:00 PM 30-Mar-11 No Info 2,774,000 No Info 1.50
S09E17 10:00 PM 29-Feb-12 No Info 1,848,000 1,225,000 1.00
S10E17 10:00 PM 27-Feb-13 No Info 1,853,000 1,022,000 0.80
S11E17 10:00 PM 5-Feb-14 TC rpt 1,693,000 872,000 0.70

This season ending with a ratings deficit with Top Chef – Seattle of -10.49% in the total audience numbers and -15.93% in the more important 18 to 49 year old age group.

Compared with Season 9 the 18-49 demo is down by -41.09% and against Season 8 the deficit in the demo preferred by advertisers is -57.35% in negative territory.

While a twelfth season has been commission; Bravo Media announced that last week, we still think that given the precipitous loss of viewers over the last few seasons that the show’s format (and probably hosts too – bye bye Padma Lakshmi?) needs to be significantly revamped, and unless the potential suitor for producers Magical Elves (about to be acquired by The Tinopolis Group decides to invest in the franchise, the production budget may need to be cut as advertiser revenue for Bravo Media continues to decline.

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