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Record breaking week for Bravo

by Brett Love, posted Jul 19th 2008 2:39PM

Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum - BravoDespite rumors and conspiracy theories about Bravo trying to sabotage Project Runway because the show is leaving them for Lifetime, the premiere had the most viewers for a premiere that the network has ever seen, 2.9 million. That was enough to make Bravo the #1 cable network from 9-10 in all key demographics. And Project Runway was the top ranked cable telecast for the day in adults 18-49.

That's certainly cause for celebration, but there's more good news. The fourth episode of Shear Genius managed a milestone of its own, becoming just the fifth Bravo show to top 2 million viewers for an episode. The others are Queer Eye, Top Chef, Project Runway, and The Real Housewives of Orange County. Completing the trifecta of personal bests, Flipping Out broke a million viewers for the first time.

The success sets the stage for a very interesting ratings drama once Project Runway debuts on Lifetime. Will the fans follow the show to Lifetime? And will the Lifetime audience embrace a show that seems to fit the network's brand about as well as a new season of Queer Eye on Spike? I'd prefer to see it stay at Bravo, but I'm all kinds of curious to watch the change play out.

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Brian Vermette

I don't know when The Real Housewives of Orange County returns, but I am currentl watching Flipping Out, its an interesting show and I enjoy watching it. Personally, someone yelling at me doesn't make me work faster and I am surprised how many people Jeff employs when he really doesn't have too.

I wish Bravo would reair The West wing again from start to finish, one episiode a day would be cool.

July 19 2008 at 8:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Lovely show... ja ja...

Seriously, can't Heidi get a friggin grip and delete "Ja" from her english vocabulary? It's just "yes" dammit.

July 19 2008 at 4:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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