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Which Bravo TV Shows from 2013 Have Been Cancelled?

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Last October I wrote my predictions on what Bravo TV shows that had aired in 2013 would likely get commissioned for a subsequent season and with Bravo Media’s recent press release announcing their 2014 renewals and new programming it’s worth looking back to see how well those predictions fared.

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The Real Housewives of Miami

With today’s press release (printed in full below) that Part 2 of The Real Housewives of Miami reunion will be pushed out this Thursday November 14th at 9pm, rather than next Monday November 18th at 10pm, as originally scheduled, Bravo Media are publicly admitting that this franchise member has failed. Evidently Bravo TV are assuming that a repeat airing of S04E03 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills next Monday at 10pm, instead of the originally scheduled RHoM Reunion Part 2, will gain more viewers.

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A Big Week for Bravo Media as RHoA 6, RHoBH 4, Vanderpump Rules 2 & Shahs of Sunset 3 Debut

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After a relatively lackluster October, the first month of the all important fourth quarter, Bravo Media will be relieved to roll out their big guns this week. Three of this week’s five returning series ranked in the top four shows already aired in 2013 and each of those three will be anchoring a night of original programming; The Real Housewives of Atlanta – Season 6 will hold down Sundays, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills – Season 4; Mondays and Shahs of Sunset – Season 3; Tuesdays.

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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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Weddings By Bravo – A Ratings History (Updated 07-Jan-2014)


Updated January 7th, 2014

The finale of Thicker Than Water which featured the wedding of Benji Tankard AKA DJ Richie Rich and Shanira Hudson has taken fifth place in the below table. Benji & Shanira’s nuptials, with 2,286,000 viewers at 10pm Sunday January 5th drew more viewers than the remarriage of Nene Leakes & Gregg Leakes which aired as the finale of I Dream of Nene: The Wedding and bump Nene’s nuptial’s ratings down to sixth place.

Updated November 5th, 2013

Hopefully this will be the last update this article will see for awhile as after 5 weddings in six weeks on Bravo TV it’s all getting a little much. Last night saw Joanna Krupa’s wedding featured on the third season finale of The Real Housewives of Miami and while she placed higher in the table below than her co-cast member Adriana de Moura whose marriage was also featured this season, the #1 Miami wedding still remains the short lived nuptials of Marysol Patton that aired in Season 1. Given the parlous state of RHoM’s ratings it’s probably safe to assume that Marysol will retain that title in perpetuity, as I’m pretty confident that not only won’t there be another wedding aired on RHoM but that there also won’t be anymore RHoM episodes for them to air.

Updated October 29th, 2013

Nene Leakes’ 63.7% week on week audience gain boosted by both her wedding finale & a Sunday night air time, propelled her to 5th place on the Weddings By Bravo ratings table and pushed Bethenny Frankel back to sixth. For Real Housewives wedding spin-offs Kim Zolciak remains in first place (and third overall), but Cynthia Bailey whose wedding attracted 4.4m viewers, remains the Queen of the Bravo Brides.

Updated October 27th, 2013

Tonight Nene Leakes remarries her husband Gregg, after using the most the tried and tested Real Housewives spin-off route; a wedding! See Bethenny Frankel, Kim Zolciak & Tamra Barney. Unfortunately for Ms Leakes, it would seem that Bravo TV viewers are getting sick of being treated like public bus passengers; as all of a sudden there has been a surfeit of Weddings By Bravo in the last 60 days, after there being none for sometime.

Tamra Barney’s wedding aired September 16th, 2013, Kristi & Matt were married by Andy Cohen on WWHL October 10th, 2013, Adriana de Moura’s renewal/wedding/whatever aired on The Real Housewives of Miami October 14th, Tonight is Nene’s, and there’s still Johana Kruppa’s wedding to air also on RHoM, on or around November 11th, 2013.

Once upon a time a Bravolebrities wedding being televised on Bravo TV could be ratings gold. As you can see in the below table: Cynthia Bailey’s nuptials attracted 4,381,000 viewers in January 2011. Both the aforementioned Frankel & Zolciak comfortably exceeded 2m viewers for theirs in 2010 & 2012 respectively. Even Laurie Waring’s marriage to George Peterson in 2008 on Season Three of The Real Housewives of Orange County garnered 2,018,000 viewers.

Sadly, Bravo Media have been caught by the trap that befalls many TV networks and that is overuse & overkill. Remember 10 years ago when Regis Philbin aired who Wants to be a Millionaire once each week, and realizing they had a huge hit on their hands moved it to run 5 nights a week, only to saturate the audience and rapidly turn them off?

That’s what Bravo Media are doing for the stars’ wedding businesses (and lets face it, this cynical remarriage by Nene Leakes is nothing but a business decision). I estimate that tonight Nene Leakes’s nuptials will garner at best 1.8m viewers and seventh place on the below table, good ratings, yes but way less than Nene Leakes would have wished for and particularly given her wedding’s ratings will fall significantly short of those achieved by former RHoA co-star Kim Zolciak, Nene, in addition to a being a self-described Rich Bitch will also end up no doubt, being quite the Sour Puss too.

Update – October, 11th, 2013

On Thursday, October 10th, Watch What Happens Live got in on the Weddings by Bravo act but in the process recorded the least watch wedding ever on Bravo TV, and then on October 14th Adriana de Moura was wed on The Real Housewives of Miami

Updated to include ratings for Tamra’s OC Wedding

Original Article – Published September, 16th, 2013

There’s nothing like a wedding for ratings, or at least that is what Bravo Media must believe, given that four of the six Real Housewives spin-offs have or will involve cast member weddings. Going back as far as 2006, the highest ever rated hour of the franchise was Cynthia Bailey’s nuptials, which aired in January 2011 in the third season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Read more

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