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Kathy Griffin’s 20th Comedy Special “Record Breaker” Fails to Break Ratings Records

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Last night at 8pm Kathy Griffin’s 20th televised comedy special aired on Bravo TV and while Griffin picked up a Guinness World Record she didn’t exactly set any of her own ratings records.

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Bravo Ratings For Week Ending Thursday, March 28th 2013

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Without any doubt the Big Bravo story of the week was the highly successful debut of Married To Medicine, which became the highest rated premiere for any Bravo TV show (excluding spin-offs). We had predicted that for its premiere it would retain between 60% & 70% of the strong lead-in provided by The Real Housewives of Atlanta and it was towards the top end of that, holding on to 67.5% of it. With an opening audience of 1,892,000 (1,196,000 aged 18 to 49 years – Demo 0.9), it beat out the Season 1 premier of The Real Housewives of New Jersey which debuted to 1,720,000 in May 2009, but not Bethenny Frankel’s spin-off. Frankel’s solo show grew out of the third season of The Real Housewives of New York; and in its first season was called Bethenny’s Getting Married?, which attracted an audience of 2,096,000 (1,350,000 aged 18-49, Demo 1.0) in June 2010. Read more

Bravo Ratings Thursday, March 28th – Millionaire Matchmaker, WWHL and Kathy

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Andy Cohen, Caroline Manzo and Bobby Moyhnihan WWHL S09E54 28 March 2013 Photo courtesy of BravoTV © which aired prior to the finale of Kathy & after Millionaire Matchmaker

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Although Bravo Media tout themselves as offering five nights of original programming, Thursday nights have for a long time been their weakest night; both for the number of hours of original programming aired as well as their ratings. Yesterday, in what may turn out to be an astute programming move, next Tuesday’s episode of Millionaire Matchmaker was aired at 10pm, and gave a great boost to the two programs that followed.

With Patti Stanger’s Matchmaker added to the schedule and drawing 986,000 viewers at 10pm, that propelled Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live to his best Thursday ratings in a long time and it was up almost 17% versus the previous Thursday. In fact, the 664,000 that tuned into to watch Caroline Manzo and Bobby Moyhnihan was even higher than the number who tuned into to see Kathy Griffin when she was on Tuesday night (also following an episode of Matchmaker). Read more

via Bravo Press Release – Season 2 of KATHY Greenlit by Bravo

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Despite lacklustre ratings in its freshman season, Frances Berwick, President Bravo Media LLC & Style, today announced that a second season of Kathy has been commissioned.

It’s certainly a timely announcement to capitalize both on Kathy Griffins’s latest Emmy nomination for Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker as well as the premiere of her latest comedy special Kathy Griffin: Seaman 1st Class, which airs tonight at 10/9c.

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In the 1st season of Kathy; the ratings for the first 8 episodes with Kim Zolciak’s Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding as its lead-in, averaged 770k with 0.80 in the 18-49 demo, but that dropped to 570k and 0.23 demo once that strong lead-in was lost. So, providing that Season 2 episodes air after a comparable show to DBTFTW, then presumably Bravo Media will be satisfied with that 3/4 of a million viewers. TV success is not only about ratings and we dare say that the commissioning of this 2nd season is a reward for Griffin’s most recent Emmy nomination.

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July 26, 2012

KATHY GRIFFIN WILL KEEP SAYING IT FOR BRAVO AS NETWORK GREENLIGHTS SEASON TWO OF PRIME-TIME TALK SHOW “KATHY”

NEW YORK – July 26, 2012 – Hot off of her recent Emmy nomination for the comedy special, “Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker,” Bravo Media greenlit a second season of “Kathy,” the weekly prime-time talk show that Jane Fonda deemed “…the weirdest show I’ve ever done in my life,” and had Anderson Cooper asking, “Bitch, what the f– are you doing?” Each episode features Kathy Griffin and a panel of civilians and celebrities commenting on the week’s most talked about moments and no public figure is off limits from Kathy and her crew. Additional celebrity guests from season one included Sharon Osbourne, Chelsea Handler, Whitney Cummings and Jimmy Kimmel. Check out the best moments from “Kathy” here: http://www.bravotv.com/kathy/season-1/photos/best-moments/top-5-moments-of-season-1

“Look, I don’t know what the hell’s gonna happen in season two of ‘Kathy,’ I’m still sore from season one,” said Griffin. “It’s kind of like “not Martha Stewart” meets “Not at all Ellen” meets a lot of negative energy. Last season I had every one on my couch from Jane Fonda to Chelsea Handler to Anderson Cooper to my dog walker. Just sit back and laugh. I’ll do all the embarrassing stuff….oh, and I’m nominated for an EMMY”

“Bravo’s relationship with Kathy Griffin has outlasted Katie and Tom’s, Ashton and Demi’s and while we won’t be couch jumping, we continue to be in awe of her quick wit, rude humor and spot-on analysis of pop culture and celebrity happenings,” said Frances Berwick, President Bravo Media LLC & Style. “The first season of ‘Kathy’ struck a chord with our educated, upscale viewers with its fresh new approach to not-letting-anyone-get-away with-anything TV.”

Kathy’s all new original one-hour comedy special “Kathy Griffin: Seaman 1st Class” will premiere on Bravo Thursday, July 26th at 10:00 PM ET/PT. This time the comedian aims her razor sharp wit at Miley Cyrus, Bristol Palin, Anderson Cooper, “The Real Housewives of Orange County” and of course Oprah. Kathy chats about her latest antics at The Grammys, dishes on her most recent run in with Cher and what comedy special would be complete without another letter from prison? Check out a sneak peek here: http://www.bravotv.com/kathy/season-1/videos/the-infamous-fag-hag-kathy-griffin

Griffin has had an impressive 14 original comedy specials on since 2005 and won two Emmy’s for the network’s “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List.” Her stand up specials “Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker (December 2011), “Kathy Griffin: Straight to Hell” (November 2008) and “Kathy Griffin: She’ll Cut a Bitch” (April 2009) were nominated for an Emmy in the category Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special. Four of her comedy albums have been nominated for Grammy’s and she received rave reviews on Broadway for her one woman show “Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony.” She is the recipient of the ‘GLAAD Vanguard Award,’ received the Trevor Project’s ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ and ‘Ally for Equality Award’ from the Human Rights Campaign.

“Kathy” is produced by Donut Run and Embassy Row for Bravo with Kathy Griffin and Michael Davies serving as executive producers on the series.

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Kathy Griffin – Comedy Specials – Ratings

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Updated after Kathy Griffin: Record Breaker aired at 8pm Wednesday, December 18th at 8pm.

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