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Bravo Upfronts – Which Bravo TV Shows from 2012 Won’t Be Returning

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Yesterday Bravo Media announced an impressive and LONG list of returning shows as well as new pickups and new shows going into development.

Much pertinent information can often be gleaned from what is not said in the Bravo Upfronts press release and this includes which television shows weren’t mentioned as getting a new season. The list below details those that aired in 2012, with links to their episodic ratings, which presumably weren’t renewed for the coming season. A quick look at these ratings (all via Nielsen Media and are Live + Same Day) pretty much explains why each respective show hasn’t gotten another season. Read more

Bravo’s Third Week of Sweeps Isn’t Much Better Than Their Second – Year-on-Year Down 18% & 18-49 Down 25%

Bravo Media & Nielsen Media Logos - Sweeps November 11 - November 17 2012

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As we wrote last week, Bravo Media held back all of their big guns for the second week of Nielsen’s Fall Sweeps and apart from The Real of Housewives of Atlanta’s season five premiere getting off to a record start, the rest of that week was best swept away. So, how did the third week go?

Unfortunately, not only wasn’t it any better but when compared like-for-like with the programming for the same week in 2011, total audience levels declined by 18%. In the equivalent week in 2011 Bravo TV aired a total of 8 hours of original programming over four nights, versus last week’s 12 hours over five nights. The additions being; five versus two episodes of Watch What Happens Live, this year two episodes of The Real Housewives of Miami aired, whereas in 2011 no original programming was aired on Thursday, November 17th and the last difference is LOLwork added on Wednesday’s, giving that night 3 hours of first run programming. Read more

After a Strong Sunday, the Rest of Bravo’s Premiere Week is Best Swept Under The Rug

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Apart from RHoA, this was the week when Bravo Media
were Swept Aside During Nielsen’s Fall Sweeps
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And that was the week that was and no doubt Bravo Media will be glad it’s finally over but there are still 11 days to go in Nielsen’s Fall Sweeps. Bravo decided to have a quiet first week of Nielsen’s sweeps and not premiere any new shows and then bet heavily on this week just ended. With two new shows premiering and the return of three others, Bravo Media were wagering on ratings success compressed into the same week as the Presidential election. Back on September 20th, knowing full well a very close election was in the offing, Bravo Media issued a press release announcing this week’s new programming and then backed it up with another press release on October 23rd, heralding what a big week it would be for Bravo Media. But what started on Mount Everest, with the record ratings for Sunday’s 9pm RHoA premiere, ended on the down low Wednesday, with the worst rated episode in Top Chef’s seven year history. Earlier Tuesday, any chance of Thursday’s ratings success was swept aside as RHoM, was wiped from the Thursday’s schedule and pushed to the following Sunday. Read more

Bravo Ratings for Monday November 5th 2012 – RHoBH, SUSV & WWHL

Andy Cohen, Kyle Richards & Jay Mohr on WWHL after RHoBH

Andy Cohen, Kyle Richards & Jay Mohr
on the set of WWHL , Nov 5th, 2012
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The 3rd season premiere of RHoBH perhaps had the misfortune of airing just 24 hours after the record smashing premiere of RHoA and only managed to pull a relatively small audience of 1,809,000 viewers, with 0.90 in the 18-49 demographic. That was 374,000 short of its prior season’s premiere and Bravo Media won’t be too pleased with that so don’t look for a press release from Bravo PR coming anytime soon. Season two’s premiere may have been inflated by the intrigue about their second season which premiered not long after the unfortunate suicide of Russell Armstrong, but for this year’s to have fallen so short of last, will put a question over how this third season will perform in the ratings. Read more

Start Ups Silicon Valley – Season 1 Ratings

Start Ups Silicon Valley

In April 2013 Bravo Media announced their 2013 slate of new and renewed programming and we’re afraid that Start Ups Silicon Valley wasn’t on it. To see the other nine shows that also missed out on renewal and their ratings which acts as a guide to the audience size that a show needs to succeed on Bravo TV click here.

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