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Watch What Happens Live – Season 11 Ratings

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Updated through episode S11E64 which aired in prime time at 9pm on Sunday April 13th, 2014 and featured Nene Leakes. With a second update after S11E66 which aired at 11pm on Tuesday April 15th, 2014 and featured Heather Thomson and Tabatha Coffey

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Bravo Media Delivers Season High Ratings For WWHL & Fashion Queens

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With the ratings delays due to to the Thanksgiving break, Sunday’s & Monday’s Cable ratings weren’t released until yesterday, Wednesday. But when they were finally published Bravo PR found much to cheer.

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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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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills – Season 4 Ratings

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Updated Wednesday April 9th 2014, after S04E23 – ‘Secrets Revealed’ aired at 9pm on Monday April 7th 2014.

The fourth season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills wrapped Monday night with its ‘Secrets Revealed’ episode rounding out their season which became their lowest rated in their four year history. At 9pm some 1,372,000 viewers tuned in (775,000 aged 18-49 – Demo 0.60) to see the season’s off cuts; often cute scenes that didn’t contribute to the main season’s storylines that nonetheless were worth some air time. That’s not a bad number for an hour of television that hardly qualifies as must see TV and no doubt its delayed DVR ratings (which Bravo Media occasionally release as ‘Live + 7 day’) will be higher than average. It should also be noted that Vanderpump Rules’ Secrets Revealed episode which aired six weeks ago garnered fewer viewers in total with 1,301,000 viewers but 47,000 more in the younger 18-49 demo, with 822,000 in that age group.

RHoBH’s fourth season closes averaging 1,804,826 viewers (RHoA averages 3,830,190 for its first airing) some -8.24% lower than last sesaon’s third, -16.91% less than Season 2 and even -6.24% below their freshman season average from 2010. The ratings reductions within the 18 to 49 year age group are larger still dropping -12.95%, -27.08% and -20.84% respectively versus those seasons. Despite those declines RHoBH was in no danger of not being renewed (however some of the cast will not be returning) and both its renewal for a fifth season and Vanderpump Rules third season commissioning were announced by Bravo Media yesterday.

Full Season Summary

The last season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills which debuted almost exactly a year to the day that Season 4 will, was the second franchise member to see its ratings go backward. The fifth season of The Real Housewives of New York City which wrapped in October 2012 was the first.

For this fourth season of RHoBH, Taylor Armstrong and Camille Grammar are both out as either fully fledged or as a ‘friend’ of the Real Housewives and joining returning wives; Lisa Vanderpump, Kim Richards, Kyle Richards, Brandi Glanville and Yolanda Foster are two newbies; Carlton Gebbia and Joyce Giraud de Ohoven.

With a cast of seven, RHoBH will have the largest cast of any of the franchise members as well as being most ‘international’ with three of the cast Vanderpump, Foster and Gebbia, all immigrants to the USA from European nations.

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Last season’s viewership dropped below 2,000,000 people aged two years and over per episode, and with The Real Housewives of Atlanta premiering one day earlier, Bravo Media will be hoping for it to climb above that level this season and help reverse the negative ratings trends being experienced across all franchises, including the recently concluded The Real Housewives of New Jersey – Season 5.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” is by produced by Evolution Media for Bravo with Douglas Ross, Alex Baskin, Greg Stewart and Dave Rupel executive producers. Toni Gallagher and Dave Patry are co-executive producer.

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills – Season 4 Episodic Ratings
Episode    Time         Date     Lead-In Audience 18-49 Audience 18-49 Demo
S04E01 8:00 PM 4-Nov-13 Rpt 1,592,000 825,000 0.60
S04E02 8:00 PM 11-Nov-13 Rpt 1,715,000 1,006,000 0.80
S04E03 8:00 PM 18-Nov-13 Rpt 1,776,000 977,000 0.80
S04E04 8:00 PM 25-Nov-13 Rpt 1,627,000 974,000 0.80
S04E05 8:00 PM 2-Dec-13 Rpt 1,900,000 1,040,000 0.80
S04E06 8:00 PM 9-Dec-13 Rpt 1,848,000 1,066,000 0.80
S04E07 8:00 PM 16-Dec-13 Rpt 2,012,000 1,116,000 0.90
S04E08 8:00 PM 23-Dec-13 Rpt 1,729,000 902,000 0.70
S04E09 8:00 PM 30-Dec-13 Rpt 2,005,000 1,069,000 0.80
S04E10 8:00 PM 6-Jan-14 Rpt 1,826,000 1,022,000 0.80
S04E11 8:00 PM 13-Jan-14 Rpt 1,804,000 1,002,000 0.80
S04E12 8:00 PM 20-Jan-14 Rpt 1,736,000 937,000 0.70
S04E13 8:00 PM 27-Jan-14 Rpt 1,951,000 1,148,000 0.90
S04E14 8:00 PM 3-Feb-14 Rpt 1,914,000 1,000,000 0.80
S04E15 8:00 PM 10-Feb-14 Rpt 1,918,000 1,060,000 0.80
S04E16 8:00 PM 17-Feb-14 Rpt 1,711,000 905,000 0.70
S04E17 8:00 PM 24-Feb-14 Rpt 1,800,000 976,000 0.80
S04E18 9:00 PM 3-Mar-14 Rpt 1,833,000 1,101,000 0.90
S04E19 9:00 PM 10-Mar-14 Rpt 1,947,000 1,096,000 0.90
S04E20 9:00 PM 17-Mar-14 Rpt 1,716,000 979,000 0.80
S04E21 9:00 PM 24-Mar-14 Rpt 1,963,000 1,146,000 0.90
S04E22 9:00 PM 31-Mar-14 Rpt 1,816,000 933,000 0.70
S04E23 9:00 PM 7-Apr-14 Rpt 1,372,000 775,000 0.60
Season 4 1,804,826 1,002,391 0.79
Season 3 S4 v. S3 Total Aud -8.24% 18-49 -12.95% 1,966,955 1,151,500 0.91
Season 2 S4 v. S2 Total Aud -16.91% 18-49 -27.08% 2,172,208 No Info 1.08
Season 1 S4 v. S1 Total Aud -6.24% 18-49 -20.84% 1,925,000 No Info 0.99


Source: Nielsen Media Research via Son of the Bronx

Previous Updates

Updated Tuesday April 1st 2014, after S04E22 – The Reunion Part 3 aired at 9pm on Monday March 31st 2014.

RHoBH’s fourth season is now averaging 1,824,500 viewers (RHoA averages 3,838,700 for its first airing) some -7.24% lower than Season 3, -18.06% less than Season 2 and even -5.22% below their freshman season average. The ratings reductions within the 18 to 49 year age group are larger still dropping -12.05%, -27.98% and -19.98% respectively versus those seasons.

Updated Tuesday March 25th 2014, after S04E21 – The Reunion Part 2 aired at 9pm on Monday March 24th 2014.

Perhaps some of Lady Gaga’s 13m Little Monsters who tuned into her G.U.Y video which featured cameos from most of the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills also tuned in for the second reunion episode last night, as while it was still well down compared to previous seasons, ratings grew week-on-week by 14.39%.

At 9pm Monday 1,963,000 viewers aged two years and over tuned in and with 1,146,000 of those aged between 18 & 49 years, RHoBH posted its second highest demo ratings this season.

However when compared with the Second Reunion episode attracting audiences of 2,690,000 in Season 1; 2,396,000 for Season 2 and even 2,116,000 last year in Season 3, executives at Bravo Media can’t be too happy to see this franchise member in decline.

Despite winning the Favorite Real Housewives City (Launched exclusively on Facebook) in Bravo Media’s recent Real Housewives Awards, RHoBH only manages to attract 47.60% of the audience who tune into The Real Housewives of Atlanta each week, and so while Facebook voters may prefer RHoBH, Bravo TV’s viewers vote with their screens each week for RHoA.

RHoBH’s fourth season is now averaging 1,824,095 viewers (RHoA averages 3,833,210 for its first airing) some -8.11% lower than Season 3, -17.74% less than Season 2 and even -5.20% below their freshman season average. The ratings reductions within the 18 to 49 year age group are larger still dropping -12.52%, -27.27% and -19.53% respectively versus those seasons.

Updated Tuesday March 18th 2014, after S04E20 – The Reunion Part 1 aired at 9pm on Monday March 17th 2014.

With the First Reunion episode attracting audiences of 2,552,000 in Season 1; 2,850,000 for Season 2 and even 2,287,000 last year in Season 3, executives at Bravo Media will be wondering why they signed off on three hours of reunions this season. A comparatively paltry total of 1,716,000 people aged 2 years and over tuned in at 9pm last night; the least watched RHoBH reunion episode, (before next week’s Part 2, that is) in the four year history of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. With 979,000 of those aged between 18 & 49 years, RHoBH‘s fourth season reunion also fell significantly below the level achieved by its spin-off show Vanderpump Rules’ reunion in February 2014 (it attracted 1,329,000 viewers aged 18 to 49 years for the first of its two episodes).

This is just more evidence that RHoBH’s has past its sell-by-date and has pushed the ratings comparisons with prior seasons further into negative territory. This fourth season is now averaging 1,823,368 viewers some -8.16% lower than Season 3, -16.87% less than Season 2 and even -5.56% below their freshman season average. The ratings reductions within the 18 to 49 year age group are larger still dropping -12.63%, -26.73% and -20.03% respectively versus those seasons.

Last week I suggested that these ratings declines called for a significant cast shake-up. Newbies Carlton Gebbia & Joyce Giraud haven’t resonated with audiences, a large level of boredom seems to be creeping into the audiences reaction to Kyle & Kim Richards’ story lines, Brandi Glanville is now widely detested and Lisa Vanderpump is having much more fun with her successful spin-off; Vanderpump Rules. And Yolanda Foster seems to think she joined the cast of a catty reality show to find friends and is now disappointed. If they were all to go, there’d be no one left, but maybe that’s not a bad idea as I think it’s getting to the stage where this formula has had its time.

Updated Tuesday March 11th 2014, after S04E19 – The Season Finale aired at 9pm on Monday March 10th 2014.

With finale audiences of 2,755,000 in Season 1; 3,026,000 for Season 2; 2,053,000 last year in Season 3, it is disconcerting to see that last night’s finale dropped to just 1,947,000 at 9pm last night to be the lowest rated finale in the four year history of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. With 1,096,000 of those aged between 18 & 49 years, RHoBH‘s fourth season finale also fell below the level achieved by its spin-off show Vanderpump Rules second season finale in February 2014 (it attracted 1,159,000 viewers aged 18 to 49 years for its finale episode).

Of course with this being RHoBH’s poorest end of season return yet, its comparison to prior seasons dropped further into negative ratings territory. This fourth season is now averaging 1,823,368 viewers some -7.13% lower than Season 3, -14.91% less than Season 2 and even -5.28% below their freshman season average. The ratings reductions within the 18 to 49 year age group are larger still dropping -12.13%, -24.88% and -20.06% respectively versus those seasons.

These ratings declines call for a significant cast shake-up but how large should it be? Newbies Carlton Gebbia & Joyce Giraud do not seem to have resonated with audiences, a large level of boredom seems to be creeping into the audiences reaction to Kyle & Kim Richards’ story lines, Brandi Glanville is now widely detested and Lisa Vanderpump is having much more fun with her successful spin-off; Vanderpump Rules. If they were all to go, there’d be no one left. Is it possible to recast an entire franchise? Let me know in the comments below what you’d recommend!

Updated Tuesday March 4th 2014, after S04E18 aired in its new time slot at 9pm on Monday March 3rd 2014.

With Vanderpump Rules having finished its second season (and outrating its big sister over the prior month at 9pm Mondays) this week saw The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills move into that later time slot.

The penultimate regular episode of this fourth season attracted 1,833,000 viewers with 1,101,000 of them aged 18 to 49 years – demo 0.90. Both those figures were around the average of this fourth season however that means that RHoBH remains in negative ratings territory averaging -7.25% lower overall than Season 3 in total viewers and a larger -11.81% lower in the more important 18-49 demo. When compared with their most successful season – the second – those ratings deficits grow to -13.84% and -24.47% respectively which assures that Bravo Media will shake up the cast before commencing to film a fifth season later this year.

Updated Tuesday February 4th 2014, after S04E14 aired at 8pm on Monday February 3rd 2014. Bookmark this page for our regular updates.

Last night saw the spin-off again best its big sister but this time not just with viewers aged 18 to 49 years as it’s done in both the last two weeks. Vanderpump Rules gained a whopping 159,000 more viewers aged between 18 and 49 years than The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills managed to attract, but also and for the first time 3,000 more in the total viewer count. That’s the first time in 24 back-to-back episodes that Vanderpump Rules has RULED over RHoBH in both audience segments.

Updated Tuesday January 28th 2014, after S04E13 aired at 8pm on Monday January 27th 2014. Bookmark this page for our regular updates.

Last night saw the spin-off again best its big sister, as Vanderpump Rules entertained 50,000 more viewers aged between 18 and 49 years than The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills managed to attract.

Updated Wednesday January 22nd 2014, after S04E12 aired at 8pm on Monday January 20th 2014.

This week the spin-off bested its big sister, as for the first time since Vanderpump Rules debuted in January 2013, it beat out The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills with viewers aged between 18 and 49 years. Monday’s twelfth episode of RHoBH was viewed by a lower than average 1,736,000 people with just 937,000 of them aged 18 to 49 years. At 10pm that night Vanderpump Rules, built on its lead-in with younger viewers as 944,000 of the advertiser preferred demographic preferred the show starring young & drunk silliness versus the show which features older inebriated absurdities.

The season-to-date average of RHoBH is now heading even further into negative territory compared with Season Three at the same stage; by -12.35% (1,797,500 versus 2,050,833 viewers) and in the 18-49 demographic by -16.97% (995,667 versus 1,197,917).

What’s even worse is that RHoBH is now attracting smaller audiences than ANY of its prior seasons; including its freshman season, and now joins The Real Housewives of Miami in seeing its most recent season rate lower than its first.

Updated Tuesday January 14th 2014, after S04E11 aired at 8pm on Monday January 13th 2014.

It’s a Tale of Two Cities or rather Two Zip Codes as 90210 lags so far behind 30305, it’s almost becoming embarrassing for the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. For the second week running The Real Housewives of Atlanta attracted an audience of over 4m viewers on Sunday, January 10th and just one night later RHoBH could only manage to entertain 43% of RHoA’s audience as 1,804,000 viewers tuned in Monday at 9pm. 1,002,000 of those were aged between 18 and 49 years (demo 0.80) and both figures were about 20,000 lower than the previous episode.

Monday’s RHoBH ratings were more less exactly what their fourth season is averaging and therefore didn’t help in pegging back the deficit that this season is seeing against both Season Three and Season Two. The season-to-date average is in negative territory compared with Season Three at the same stage; by -11.99% (1,803,091 versus 2,048,636 viewers) and in the 18-49 demographic by -16.60% (999,909 versus 1,198,209). Through the same number of episodes of their current season; The Real Housewives of Atlanta is now averaging 2,085,818 viewers aged 18 to 49 years (and 3,635,909 in total) both of which more than double the ratings that RHoBH is able to attract.

Despite Sunday night being one of the most competitive evenings on television (see this recent New York Times article), Atlanta keeps growing its audience while its richer cousin to the west, declines still further. Is it that the cast of RHoA is more relatable to the Bravo TV audience, or has the over the top emotional & drunken RHoBH antics turned off their former viewers?

Updated Tuesday January 7st 2014, after S04E10 aired at 8pm on Monday January 6th 2014.

Just one night after The Real Housewives of Atlanta posted a Real Housewives franchise ratings high with over 4.5m viewers for its 8pm airing, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, could only muster an audience 40% the size of RHoA’s. Just 1,826,000 viewers watched Bravo TV Monday night at 8pm and 1,022,000 of those were aged between 18 and 49 years (demo 0.80) and that was 9% lower than the last episode to air in 2013.

While RHoBH’s ratings weren’t the lowest of this, their fourth season, they are not helping peg back the deficit that this season is seeing against both Season Three and Season Two. The season-to-date average is now in negative territory by -12.01% (1,803,000 versus 2,049,200 viewers) and the 18-49 demographic at -15.86% (997,000 versus 1,188,200). Through the same number of episodes of their current season; The Real Housewives of Atlanta is now averaging 2,053,000 viewers aged 18 to 49 years (and 3,580,800 in total) both of which are close to double the ratings that the RHoBH are able to attract.

Updated Tuesday December 31st 2013, after S04E09 aired at 8pm on Monday December 30th 2013.

After dipping to just 1.73m viewers for the week of Christmas, the ninth episode which aired last night saw viewership breach the 2m viewer mark for the second time this season (the first occasion was S04E07 which aired on December 16th). At 8pm 2,005,000 viewers total of which 1,069,000 were aged 18 to 49 years – just enough to score 0.80 in the 18-49 demographic.

Four of the last five episodes have seen improved ratings and that’s gone some way to reducing the deficit with prior season ratings however compared with Season Three, the season-to-date average is still in negative territory by -12.47% (1,800,444 versus 2,056,889 viewers) and the 18-49 demographic at -15.96% (997,222 versus 1,186,556). Through the same number of episodes of their current season; The Real Housewives of Atlanta is averaging 1,981,111 viewers aged 18 to 49 years (and 3,476,556 in total) both of which are close to double the ratings that the RHoBH are able to attract.

Updated Tuesday December 17th 2013, after S04E07 aired at 8pm on Monday December 16th 2013.

It’s taken seven episodes but The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills finally garnered their first 2m+ audience total of this fourth season as at 8pm Monday 2,012,000 people aged two years and over tuned in to Bravo TV. That’s a new season high, both in total viewers as well as in the 18 to 49 year old demographic, which this week totaled 1,116,000 – 50,000 more than last week’s 1,066,000.

The last three weeks of improved ratings have gone some way to reduce the deficit with prior season ratings however compared with Season Three, the season-to-date average is still in negative territory by -14.83% (1,781,429 versus 2,091,714 viewers) and the 18-49 demographic at -17.20% (1,000,571 versus 1,208,429). Through the same number of episodes of their current season; The Real Housewives of Atlanta is averaging 1,933,857 viewers aged 18 to 49 years (and 3,397,857 in total) both of which are almost double the number the RHoBH are able to attract.

Updated Tuesday December 10th 2013, after S04E06 aired at 8pm on Monday December 9th 2013. Bookmark this page for our regular updates.

This week The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills dipped just slightly on last week’s season-high falling to 1,848,000 viewers, however with 1,066,000 of those aged 18 to 49 years versus last week’s 1,040,000, this week can claim a new season high within that younger demographic.

The last two weeks of improved ratings have gone some way to reduce the deficit with prior season ratings however compared with Season Three, the season-to-date average is still in negative territory by -16.62% (1,743,000 versus 2,090,500 viewers) and the 18-49 demographic at -19.73% (981,333 versus 1,222,500). Through the same number of episodes of their current season; The Real Housewives of Atlanta is averaging 1,933,833 viewers aged 18 to 49 years (and 3,385,667 in total) both of which are almost double the number the RHoBH are able to attract.

Updated Wednesday December 4th 2013, after S04E05 aired at 8pm on Monday December 2nd 2013.

This week The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills saw their ratings recover somewhat, as they scored a season high audience of 1,900,000 viewers (1,040,000 aged 18-49 – Demo 0.80) at 8pm Monday. That’s a 16.78% growth on the prior week’s episode and while on the one hand that’s a promising sign of improvement, the 18-49 demo of 0.80 was unchanged from last week, despite a small uptick in the the viewers in the younger category, from 974,000 to this week’s 1,040,000.

This ratings increase hasn’t done much for their season-to-date comparison with Season Three, as the comparable episode from that season attracted 2,319,000 viewers; some 22% higher than the 1.9m who tuned in this week. So far this season is averaging 1,722,000 viewers per episode versus last season’s 2,070,600 people aged two years and over, but if this season can continue to grow then that differential might be pushed back down, particularly given the fall off that occurred in the later half of Season Three, where some episodes only attracted audiences of around 1.6m viewers.

Updated Tuesday November 26th 2013, after S04E04 aired at 8pm on Monday November 25th 2013.

It’s probably fair to say that this season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is showing signs of audience fatigue and that the addition of two new cast members; Joyce Giraud de Ohoven & Carlton Gebbia has down nothing to boost ratings. We saw that last season, RHoBH’s third, witnessed a decline on viewership from their Season Two highs, however through four episodes of this season those declines are getting ever larger.

Just 1,627,000 viewers tuned in at 8pm last night; an -8.27% decline versus the prior week. The number of viewers aged 18 to 49 years held more or less even with last week dipping by just 3,000 to this week’s 974,000 (Demo 0.80). However as the equivalent episode last season garnered 2,352,000 (1,381,000 aged 18-49 – Demo 1.10) that means that the cumulative average has fallen further behind that season and indeed all prior seasons, at least within the 18-49 demo.

Season 4 is now averaging 1,677,500 viewers (945,500 aged 18-49 – Demo 0.75) and that’s a deficit of -16.5% and -20.35% respectively versus last season; -8.40% & -21.05% against Season 2 and versus Season 1 the overall audience is up 10.71%, the 18-49 demo is down by -6.25%.

Given that its older franchise sister; The Real Housewives of Atlanta is powering to new heights in its sixth season and averaging more than double RHoBH’s audience, it presumably is not the format that is causing RHoBH’s declines, but is it the new cast members? Please let me know in the comments below on why you think RHoBH is losing viewers.

Updated Tuesday November 19th 2013, after S04E03 aired at 8pm on Monday November 18th 2013.

Both The Real Housewives of Atlanta and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills have aired three episodes of their current seasons. One show is averaging 3,380,667 viewers per episode, of which 1,926,667 are aged between 18 and 49 years (Demo 1.50) and the other almost exactly half the former, with 1,694,333 total viewers; 936,000 of which are aged 18-49 years and an 18-49 demo of 0.73.

Not coincidentally Bravo Media’s Public Relation’s department have issued not one but two press releases heralding the ratings of one of the above two Real Housewives’ franchise members and no, they weren’t about RHoBH’s Season Four.

Last night at 8pm just 1,776,000 viewers (977,000 aged 18-49 – demo 0.80) tuned in and while that was a season high for total viewers, it wasn’t in the more important 18 to 49 year old demographic. Through 3 episodes, with RHoBH Season Four averaging 1,694,333 viewers per episode, it has less total viewers than not only its two immediately prior seasons (it’s flat with its freshman season), but its total viewer average for all ages is less than the number aged between 18 and 49 years who are watching RHoA, which total 1,926,667 each episode.

In the comments below this page, there has been some discussion regarding the casting of Brandi Glanville, and that it’s been her casting that has pushed this iteration of the franchise awry. It’s certainly true that when I first heard about the initial casting of RHoBH that Bravo Media wanted to find mega rich housewives, something that they’d found difficult in New York City, whose truly wealthy eschewed the publicity that appearing on a Bravo TV show would bring. Bravo’s hope was that on the left coast, where ostentatiousness is not so frowned upon, that Evolution Media (RHoBH’s producers), could find suitable a cast and perhaps they did for the first couple of seasons.

As commenter, Valley View points out “What made BH interesting is most everybody was rich or had enjoyed fame. . . along came Brandi she had neither and hers was to come on and potty mouth her way through each episode.” and as I wrote in reply “…Brandi certainly has the looks, but what was meant to set the Beverly Hills franchise apart from the others was the casts’ real wealth, and the casts of OC, NY, Atl & NJ which all preceded BH, were never in the same realm as the cast of BH (and to be fair they hadn’t been cast to be). But between Brandi’s striver status (and there’s nothing wrong with that) and her foul mouth, her inclusion has sent the franchise in another direction. However, she’d fit right into Vanderpump Rules, but yes her casting by producer’s Evolution & Bravo Media, may have hurt RHoBH in the long run.

Why do you think that RHoBH is less than 1/2 the show that RHoA is? Please chime in, in the comment section below.

Updated Tuesday November 12th 2013, after S04E02 aired at 8pm on Monday November 11th 2013.

With 1,715,000 viewers tuning in for last night’s second episode, the best that can be said is that it is at least an improvement on last week’s fourth season premiere. Fortunately though the increase in total viewers saw a larger jump in the proportion aged 18 to 49 years as the demo moved from last week’s 0.60 to this week’s 0.80; a total of over just 1m viewers. Still this fourth season is currently down -13.16% compared with Season Three and an -11.53% decline when compared with Season Two. The declines in the viewers aged 18 to 49 years are even higher at -20.46 & -30.00% respectively.

Reducing Real Housewives ratings has been an across the board trend in 2013 for Bravo Media with the only exception being the franchises powerhouse The Real Housewives of Atlanta which two episodes in to its sixth season is averaging over 3.2m viewers per episode and showing growth of 11.45% over its prior season.

Updated after S04E01 aired at 8pm on Monday November 4th 2013. Also please read our article on all the returning shows debuting this week on Bravo TV.

After the great Sunday premiere of The Real Housewives of Atlanta buoyed executives at Bravo Media, they’ll be deflated after the fourth season premiere of RHoBH, whose season debuted to its second smallest opening audience in its four seasons and smallest ever in the 18 to 49 year old demo. Just 1,592,000 viewers tuned in at 8pm (825,000 aged 18-49), scoring 0.60 in that 18-49 demo. Its freshman season in 2010 opened with 1,534,000 viewers but with 0.80 in the 18-49 demo, and that’s not a great sign for a successful fourth season.

In its third season the smallest number of viewers aged 18 to 49 years who watched RHoBH came in episode S03E17 with 859,000. That season averaged 1,151,000 in that important advertiser demographic overall and so starting this season with just 825,000 is not a great kick off for them nor for Bravo Media and its advertising partners.

Watch What Happens Live – Ratings Season 10 (Final)

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Updated through episode S10E114 which aired on Sunday December 22nd, 2013 and which was the tenth season finale and featured Mariah Carey.

Full Season Summary – written October 5th, 2013

Since returning from its Labor Day Weekend hiatus, Season 10 of Watch What Happens Live has witnessed quite the ratings fall off. Partly this has to do with it rarely getting original programming as its lead-in, but it also demonstrates a wider viewer malaise and perhaps Andy Cohen’s own malaise as well.

The ratings for WWHL are always highest when it acts as a ‘post-game’ talk show for Bravo Media’s Real Housewives’ franchise but with last Monday’s edition S10E57 following the 10pm airing of The Real Housewives of Miami which only garnered 653,000 viewers, and with WWHL dropping to just 491,000 viewers (and only 275,000 aged 18 to 49 years), even that’s not guaranteed.

Not one of the most recent twenty-five episodes has risen above 1m viewers, and that was once always guaranteed to occur once a week; its Sunday night episode.

The highest rated of these 20 was on Tuesday September 17th when Nene Leakes was the guest and the lowest on Thursday (when Bravo TV air no original programming) when Lizzy Caplan and Tony Danza were watched by just 292,000 viewers. The worst performance in the 18-49 demo came when Gloria Estefan and Sean Kingston generated just 191,000 18 to 49 year old viewers on September 12th

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Even Bethenny Frankel, the former Bravo TV megastar, who is having her own ratings woes, only managed to generate Andy 730,000 viewers and that’s less than Danielle Staub, Tamra Barney, Kathy Wakile and Jacqueline Laurita all separately garnered.

Thursday’s not surprisingly continue to be its weakest night based on its ratings and certainly if I was a PR rep for some of the talent booked I would ensure that I never booked them on WWHL on that night each week as Gloria Estefan Sean Kingston, Jewel, Taye Diggs, Lizzy Caplan, Tony Danza, Daniel Radcliffe and Betsy Brandt were on average only seen by 337,500 viewers and just 197,750 aged between 18 and 49 years.

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Watch What Happens Live – Season 10
Episode      Date          Guests     Lead-In Audience 18-49 Audience 18-49 Demo
S10E41 8-Sep-13 Danielle Staub RHoNJ Rpt 794,000 No Info 0.30
S10E42 9-Sep-13 Adriana De Moura, Ali Larter, Below Deck 566,000 378,000 0.30
S10E43 10-Sep-13 Bethenny Frankel, MDL LA Rpt 730,000 378,000 0.30
S10E44 11-Sep-13 Lady Gaga, TC Masters 552,000 294,000 0.20
S10E45 12-Sep-13 Gloria Estefan, Sean Kingston, Movie 327,000 191,000 0.20
S10E46 15-Sep-13 Kathy Wakile, Andrew Dice Clay, RHoNJ Rpt 834,000 No Info 0.30
S10E47 16-Sep-13 Eddie Judge, Tamra Judge, Tamra’s OC Rpt 892,000 418,000 0.30
S10E48 17-Sep-13 Nene Leakes, Paula Patton, New Atlanta 943,000 449,000 0.40
S10E49 18-Sep-13 Real World Reunion, TC Masters 378,000 215,000 0.20
S10E50 19-Sep-13 Jewel, Taye Diggs, Movie 317,000 204,000 0.20
S10E51 22-Sep-13 Jacqueline Laurita, Kelly Ripa, Nene Rpt 877,000 No Info 0.40
S10E52 23-Sep-13 Wendi McLendon Covey, Ellen Pompeo, Repeat 493,000 279,000 0.20
S10E53 24-Sep-13 Suzanne Somers, Nick Carter, New Atlanta 670,000 353,000 0.30
S10E54 25-Sep-13 Lucy Lui, Malin Ackerman, TC Masters 516,000 253,000 0.20
S10E55 26-Sep-13 Lizzy Caplan, Tony Danza, Movie 292,000 201,000 0.20
S10E56 29-Sep-13 Teresa Giudice, Joe Giudice RHoNJ Rpt 908,000 559,000 0.40
S10E57 30-Sep-13 Meghan McCain, Alexia Echevarria, RHoM 491,000 275,000 0.20
S10E58 1-Oct-13 Tom Colicchio, David Arquette, New Atlanta 578,000 322,000 0.30
S10E59 2-Oct-13 Jerry O’Connell, Rebel Wilson, Top Chef 654,000 350,000 0.30
S10E60 3-Oct-13 Daniel Radcliffe, Betsy Brandt, Movie 414,000 195,000 0.20
S10E61 6-Oct-13 Rosie Pierri, Lance Bass, RHoNJ Rpt 857,000 No Info 0.40
S10E62 7-Oct-13 Connie Britton, Zachary Quinto, RHoM 554,000 276,000 0.20
S10E63 8-Oct-13 John Legend, Jason Biggs, New Atlanta 412,000 191,000 0.20
S10E64 9-Oct-13 Michael Strahan, Rachel Maddow, Top Chef 657,000 328,000 0.30
S10E65 10-Oct-13 WWHL Wedding Special, Movie 319,000 208,000 0.20
S10E66 13-Oct-13 Orlando Bloom, Sir Ian McKellen, RHoNJ Rpt 381,000 No Info 0.20
S10E67 14-Oct-13 Ja Rule, Lisa Hochstein, RHoM 627,000 349,000 0.30
S10E68 15-Oct-13 Soleil Moon Frye, Dr Sanjay Gupta, New Atlanta 539,000 248,000 0.20
S10E69 16-Oct-13 Rachael Ray, Jessica Seinfeld, Carla Hall, Top Chef 682,000 291,000 0.20
S10E70 17-Oct-13 Lisa Marie Presley, Cee Lo Green, Movie 451,000 240,000 0.20
S10E71 20-Oct-13 Jenna Jameson, Jennifer Tilly, Bevy Smith, RHoNJ Rpt 454,000 No Info 0.20
S10E72 21-Oct-13 Lea Black, Amy Sedaris, RHoM 529,000 249,000 0.20
S10E73 22-Oct-13 George Takei, New Atlanta 585,000 303,000 0.20
S10E74 23-Oct-13 Josh Flagg, Madison Hildebrand, Josh Altman, Top Chef 725,000 293,000 0.20
S10E75 24-Oct-13 Rosie Perez, Johnny Knoxville, Movie 354,000 221,000 0.20
S10E76 27-Oct-13 Cynthia Bailey, Al Sharpton, New Atlanta 773,000 No Info 0.30
S10E77 28-Oct-13 Marysol Patton, Nancy Grace, RHoM 617,000 278,000 0.20
S10E78 29-Oct-13 Jenny McCarthy, Donnie Wahlberg, New Atlanta 522,000 292,000 0.20
S10E79 30-Oct-13 Christina Hendricks, Dylan McDermott, Top Chef 472,000 263,000 0.20
S10E80 31-Oct-13 Neil Patrick-Harris RHoA Rpt 402,000 232,000 0.20
S10E81 3-Nov-13 Kenya Moore, Kandi Burruss, RHoA Rpt 1,227,000 No Info 0.50
S10E82 4-Nov-13 Lisa Vanderpump, Whitney Cummings, RHoM 696,000 353,000 0.30
S10E83 5-Nov-13 Reza Farahan, Zachary Levi, Shahs 625,000 351,000 0.30
S10E84 6-Nov-13 Giada de Laurentiis, Katey Sagal. Top Chef 739,000 482,000 0.40
S10E85 7-Nov-13 The Wanted, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay Mcguiness, Nathan Sykes, Max George, Tom Parker, FQ Rpt 348,000 200,000 0.20
S10E86 10-Nov-13 Nelly, Porsha Stewart, RHoA Rpt 1,283,000 No Info 0.60
S10E87 11-Nov-13 Brandi Glanville, Mark Consuelos RHoM 922,000 510,000 0.40
S10E88 12-Nov-13 Mercedes ‘Mj’ Javid, Mike Shouhed, Shahs 948,000 525,000 0.40
S10E89 13-Nov-13 Gail Simmons, Curtis Stone, Top Chef 534,000 214,000 0.20
S10E90 14-Nov-13 Nia Long, Terrence Howard, RHoM Rpt 558,000 280,000 0.20
S10E91 17-Nov-13 Phaedra Parks, Ben Tankard, Jewel Tankard, RHoA Rpt 1,374,000 No Info 0.60
S10E92 18-Nov-13 Stassi Schroeder, Jax Taylor, RHoBH rpt 830,000 464,000 0.40
S10E93 19-Nov-13 Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Meredith Vieira, Shahs 676,000 319,000 0.30
S10E94 20-Nov-13 Gina Gershon, Josh Gad, Top Chef 593,000 321,000 0.30
S10E95 21-Nov-13 Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett, M Match rpt 522,000 296,000 0.30
S10E96 1-Dec-13 Cynthia Bailey, Sandra Bernhard, RHoA 6.05 rpt 1,547,000 780,000 0.60
S10E97 2-Dec-13 Kym Richards, Lisa Whelchel, RHoBH 4.05 rpt 856,000 399,000 0.30
S10E98 3-Dec-13 Cheyenne Jackson, Lilly Ghalichi, Shahs of Sunset 3.05 950,000 535,000 0.40
S10E99 4-Dec-13 Patti Stanger, Top Chef 11.09 579,000 287,000 0.20
S10E100 5-Dec-13 Whoopi Goldberg, Zoe Saldana, 100 Days of Summer Preview 450,000 228,000 0.20
S10E101 8-Dec-13 Fantasia Barrino, Kandi Burruss, RHoA 6.06 rpt 1,868,000 1,100,000 0.80
S10E102 9-Dec-13 Abigail Breslin, Kyle Richards, RHoBH 4.06 rpt 855,000 418,000 0.30
S10E103 10-Dec-13 The Cast Of Downton Abbey, Laura Carmichael, Rob James Collier, Allen Leech, Lesley Nicol, Shahs of Sunset 3.07 646,000 396,000 0.30
S10E104 11-Dec-13 Ralph Fiennes, Susan Sarandon, Top Chef 11.09 559,000 311,000 0.20
S10E105 12-Dec-13 Tyler Perry, Sharon Osbourne, Courtney Rpt 501,000 222,000 0.20
S10E106 15-Dec-13 Flo Rida, Kenya Moore, RHoA 6.07 rpt 1,529,000 No Info 0.70
S10E107 16-Dec-13 Joyce Giraud De Ohoven, Scheana Marie, RHoBH 4.07 rpt 884,000 549,000 0.40
S10E108 17-Dec-13 Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, James Marsden, Shahs of Sunset 3.08 791,000 485,000 0.40
S10E109 18-Dec-13 Sarah Jessica Parker, Top Chef 11.11 623,000 341,000 0.30
S10E110 19-Dec-13 Justin Long, John Leguizamo, Courtney Rpt 393,000 173,000 0.10
S10E111 22-Dec-13 Mariah Carey, RHoA 6.08 rpt 1,271,000 No Info 0.60
Average Since 8 Sept 2013 694,577 340,932 0.30
Sunday Average 1,065,133 No Info 0.46
Monday Average 700,857 371,071 0.29
Tuesday Average 686,786 367,643 0.30
Wednesday Average 590,214 303,071 0.24
Thursday Average 403,429 220,786 0.20


Source: Nielsen Media Research via Son of the Bronx

Prior Updates

Updated through episode S10E103 which aired on Tuesday December 10th which featured various cast members of Downton Abbey; Laura Carmichael, Rob James Collier, Allen Leech and Lesley Nicol.

Updated through Thursday’s episode S10E100 which featured Whoopi Goldberg & Zoe Saldana.

The five episodes of Watch What Happens Live that aired last week averaged an impressive 876,400 viewers per episode, and that’s the highest week so far in this megalong tenth season, which now stretches to 100 episodes. Sunday’s episode with Cynthia Bailey & Sandra Bernhard was a season high and Tuesday’s episode which featured Patti Stanger with 950,000 viewers was also the second best Tuesday since June 2013. As is usual, Thursday’s episode with just 450,000 viewers was the lowest rated this week, but given that its lead-in; a preview of 100 Days of Summer, only garnered 295,000 viewers at 10:30pm Andy Cohen can draw some satisfaction that gaining 155,000 viewers on his lead-in, shows that people do turn to Bravo TV at 11pm just to watch WWHL.

Updated Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 after S10E96 aired Sunday December 1st and featured Cynthia Bailey and Sandra Bernhardt and S10E97 aired Monday December 2nd featuring Kym Richards and Lisa Whelchel Still Pending Update after S10E98 aired Tuesday December 3rd featuring Cheyenne Jackson and Lilly Ghalichi. Ratings delayed due to the Thanksgiving break.

Just five weeks after Cynthia Bailey’s last appearance on the October 27th edition of Watch What Happens Live , she returned to Andy’s Clubhouse but this time without the controversial Al Sharpton as her co-guest. Accompanied on this occasion with the marginally less controversial Sandra Bernhard, Cynthia managed to more than double WWHL’s ratings from S10E76′s 773,000 viewers (demo 0.30) to this week’s season high of 1,547,000 (demo 0.60).

Earlier on that evening the finale of I Dream of Nene: The Wedding had aired attracting 2,280,000 viewers followed by a special Sunday airing of The New Atlanta at 10pm with 1,137,000. That compared with Sunday’s episode of RHoA at 8pm with 3.1m and then a repeat of the same episode at 10pm with 1,529,000 viewers, which was only slightly less than WWHL’s audience at 11pm.

Whatever the reason for the doubling of the audience between October 27th and Sunday December 1st, this Sunday’s ratings were a new season high for this tenth season of WWHL, beating the 1,374,000 who tuned in two week’s ago for the previous Sunday edition of WWHL.

Updated Friday, November 22nd, 2013 to include ratings for S10E95 which aired on Thursday November 21st and featured Jennifer Hudson and Angela Bassett.

After last night’s 95th episode of WWHL of this tenth season, Andy Cohen gets to take a break for the next week. In preparation for the return of Millionaire Matchmaker to Bravo TV on Thursday December, 5th, repeat episodes from previous Matchmaker seasons aired during the three prime time hours. With the 10pm Matchmaker repeat garnering 547,000 viewers (333,000 aged 18-49 – Demo 0.30) and almost all of them staying on Bravo TV at 11pm, WWHL had an audience totaling 522,000 (296,000 aged 18-49 – Demo 0.30) for its 30 minute run. That is 33% higher than this season’s Thursday average, and should bring a smile to Andy’s face as he heads off for Thanksgivukkah!

Updated Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 to include ratings for S10E91 which aired on Sunday November 18th and featured Phaedra Parks from The Real Housewives of Atlanta and Ben Tankard & his wife, Jewel Tankard from Thicker Than Water.

As much as Andy Cohen and Bravo PR like to name drop the non-Bravolebrities that Cohen get to sit in his clubhouse, the reality is that almost without exception Watch What Happens Live always gets its largest audiences on nights when one, strong programming precedes it in the schedule and two, when he hosts in his clubhouse Bravo TV’s own stars who appeared earlier in that night’s line up.

Today Bravo Media issued this press release stating that Sunday’s 91st episode was its most-watched episode of the season. Yes, that’s right a show with Pheadra, Ben & Jewel (the later two unknown to most Bravo TV viewers just 8 days ago) has topped WWHL’s tenth season, that in the 90 episodes before it has seen Oprah Winfrey, Lady Gaga, Lisa Kudrow, John Legend, Daniel Radcliffe, Orlando Bloom and Sir Ian McKellen and many other big names as guests.

With Cohen’s recently announced departure from 30 Rock’s executive suite, his fate and the success of WWHL is inextricably linked to Bravo TV’s own programming, something that he will now no longer shape as once he did.

Updated Thursday, November 14th, 2013 to include ratings for S10E89 which aired on Wednesday November 13th and featured Top Chef Masters’ Curtis Stone and Gaill Simmons as guests.

The first WWHL that Andy Cohen hosted after yesterday’s announced move from 30 Rock’s Executive Suite and just a week after Giada de Laurentiis and Katey Sagal helped Andy Cohen to his highest rated Wednesday in months with 739,000 viewers (482,000 18-49 demo 0.40); the two Bravolebrities Curtis & Gail couldn’t match last Wednesday’s rating. With them only attracting 534,000 viewers (abd a lowly 214,000 aged 18-49 – Demo 0.2), despite a more-or-less similar lead-in from Top Chef New Orleans their appearance precipitated a ratings decline of -27.74% overall and a massive -55.60% in the 18-49 demo, compared with the prior Wednesday (S10E84).

Given that WWHL has seen its leanest ratings in its history since Labor Day and had finally witnessed a turn around earlier in the week, it is somewhat disappointing to see last night’s episode not even reach the post Labor Day Wednesday average of 590,000 total – 298,300 aged 18-49 – demo 0.24, although given the fall off in viewer interest that Top Chef Masters has seen in its last two seasons, perhaps it’s not that surprising that Curtis & Gail couldn’t didn’t bring viewers to WWHL either.

Updated Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 to include ratings for S10E88 which aired on Tuesday November 12th and featured Shahs of Sunset’s Mercedes ‘Mj’ Javid and Mike Shouhed as guests.

Whilst was sitting in the Clubhouse Tuesday night and The New York Times was headed off to print announcing his new role within the Bravo Media family, he and his two Shah’s produced his highest rated Tuesday night ratings for Watch What Happens Live since S06E81 aired way, way back on May 8th2012. Tuesday saw 948,000 total viewers (525,000 18-49 – demo 0.40) which was even higher than the previous night’s episode which featured Brandi Glanville & Mark Consuelos.

Second Update – Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 to include ratings for S10E87 which aired on Monday November 11th and featured The Real Housewives of Beverly Hill’s Brandi Glanville and Mark Consuelos as guests.

On the back of Brandi Glanville, (perhaps I should be careful writing that) and her accusatory mouth (we’re looking at you; Joanna Krupa), Monday’s WWHL saw its highest rated Monday in over three months, as 922,000 viewers tuned in (510,000 aged 18-49 – Demo 0.40) as Brandi, her dirty mouth and Mr Kelly Ripa entertained the masses and hopefully provided a boost to Thursday’s second Reunion episode of The Real Housewives of Miami.

Updated Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 to include ratings for S10E86 which aired on Sunday November 10th and featured The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Porsha Stewart and Nelly as guests.

For the second Sunday running (and on the strength of two stellar RHoA episodes) Andy Cohen saw his ratings push above 1.2m viewers. At 11pm Sunday 1,283,000 people aged two years and over tuned in for Porsha & Nelly and scored Cohen his first 0.60 in the 18-49 demographic since Jacqueline Laurita & Rebecca Romjin, almost four months ago on July 21, 2013. This is only the second time in the entire eighty six episodes of this tenth season of WWHL that the 18-49 demo has been as high as 0.60.

This great rating result has pushed Cohen’s Sunday average since Labor Day back above 800,000 but still a long way short than the 1m+ that his Sunday episodes have historically averaged. With WWHL taking a break over the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday week, I’d guess that when he returns on Sunday December 1st that will kick off the Eleventh Season and these weaker Season 10 ratings can be forgotten.

Updated Friday, November 8th, 2013 to include ratings for S10E85 which aired on Thursday November 7th and featured English/Irish boy band ‘The Wanted’; Siva Kaneswaran, Jay Mcguiness, Nathan Sykes, Max George and Tom Parker,
as guests.

With just a repeat of the previous Sunday’s Fashion Queens as lead-in, it was no surprise that The Wanted weren’t particularly wanted by Bravo TV viewers. At 11pm a lowly 348,000 viewers tuned in for WWHL and of those, only 200,000 were aged 18 to 49 years; which is Cohen’s third lowest rated show in that demo since Labor Day. Still those 200,000 people aged 18-49 who watched WWHL was larger than the 176,000 younger viewers who tuned in at 8pm for the cast of Arrested Development on James Lipton’s Inside the Actors Studio.

Updated Thursday, November 7th, 2013 to include ratings for S10E84 which aired on Wednesday November 6th and featured Giada de Laurentiis and Katey Sagal as guests.

Proving, what many of us have long known, that having guests that directly relate to the audience of the preceding 10pm show’s audience, always brings the highest ratings and Andy Cohen had his best Wednesday night audience in months last night.

Giada de Laurentiis was a natural and interesting guest to headline a post Top Chef edition of WHHL and the ratings; 739,000 people total with 482,000 aged 18-49 (demo 0.40), proved just that.

Updated Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 to include ratings for S10E83 which aired on Tuesday November 5th and featured Shahs of Sunset’s Reza Farahan with Zachary Levi as guests.

With the 10pm premiere of Shahs of Sunset which last season attracted 2.3m viewers, Andy Cohen would no doubt have expected a big audience for his Tuesday night edition, but with Shahs debuting to only half last of its season’s total premiere audience, just 625,000 viewers watched WWHL at 11pm; only marginally above the WWHL Tuesday average of 607,222 viewers.

Updated Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 to include ratings for S10E81 which aired on Sunday November 3rd and featured The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kandi Burruss and Kenya Moore as well as S10E82 which aired on Monday November 4th featuring The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Lisa Vanderpump and Whitney Cummings.

2pm Update

It’s taken 44 episodes but for the first time since August 12th, 2013; episode S10E37, featuring Joanna Krupa and Lea Black has WWHL finally exceeded the 1m viewer mark. Thus ends the longest lean stretch of ratings ever experienced by Andy Cohen. The 10pm repeat airing of the RHoA premiere provided WWHL’s largest Sunday lead-in since April 21st (when RHoA’s previous season was airing) and that set the stage for Cohen’s best ratings since Jacqueline Laurita and Rebecca Romijn attracted 1.33m on July 21st.

In total 1,277,000 viewers stayed on at 11pm for Kandi Burruss and Kenya Moore at 11pm Sunday and Andy should give them this week’s mazel for bringing his ratings lean spell to an end!

6pm Update

Monday night saw WWHL return to its more recent ratings level as with the insipid finale of The Real Housewives of Miami failing to break even 1m viewers as WWHL’s lead-in, just 696,000 of them stayed around to watch and listen to Lisa & Whitney. With Shahs of Sunset back tonight, Tuesday at 10pm, Andy Cohen will be hoping that the Persians will give him a bigger boost than the Floridians ever managed.

Updated Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

This afternoon Bravo PR issued this press release heralding “its best week and best night of the quarter” but neglected to mention the ratings for that night’s WWHL. Since returning after the Labor Day hiatus, Andy Cohen’s WWHL has returned the longest period and weakest ratings of its ten seasons and with Sunday’s 76th episode of this tenth season featuring a Bravolebrity and having the benefit for the first time in months of having original programming airing at 10pm, I was confident that S10E76 would garner viewership over 1m, something it used to achieve almost each and every Sunday edition. But alas, that wasn’t to be and with just 773,000 viewers tuning in it was the sixth lowest of eight, since Sunday September 8th, 2013.

Hopefully with The Real Housewives of Atlanta returning this Sunday and running through April 2014, Cohen’s lean Sunday run will be over, but in the past two months, his nightly talk vehicle has begun to show signs of old age. Perhaps it’s time for a reboot? Who know’s but Bethenny Frankel might find that she soon has some time on her hands and stepping into Andy’s hosting shoes, might be the best thing for her.

That would also allow Andy Cohen to get back full time to his programming role, and given many of the recent ratings declines seen by Bravo TV, his programming eye might surely be needed.

Updated Friday, October 25nd, 2013 after Watch What Happens Live – Ratings were released for S10E75 which aired on Thursday October 24th, 2013 and featured Rosie Perez and Johnny Knoxville as guests and Michael Ausiello as the bartender. Also please check out the WWHL Thursday ratings article. Not one of the 35 episodes which have aired since Labor Day 2013, a period of seven weeks, has been able to attract an audinece of over 1,000,000 viewers. Something that used to happen at least once per week, in prior seasons. Hopefully with The New Atlanta airing at 10pm on Sunday, October 29th and featuring Cynthia Bailey & Al Sharpton as guests, this record long lean spell will be end.

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