BRAVO MEDIA EXPANDS UNSCRIPTED PROGRAMMING SLATE WITH SIX NEW AND 18 RETURNING SERIES
NETWORK HAS MOST RETURNING SERIES WITH RATINGS GROWTH AMONG THE TOP 10 AD-SUPPORTED CABLE NETWORKS IN P18-49
New York, NY - April 27, 2017 - Leading the way in high quality unscripted programming, Bravo Media unveils a diversified slate of six new and 18 returning unscripted series, it was announced today by Jerry Leo, Executive Vice President, Program Strategy, Lifestyle Networks and Production Bravo. Continuing to counter industry trends, the network is the leader among the top 10 ad supported cable networks in returning series with year-over-year ratings growth in the coveted P18-49 demo.
"Our fans look to us for a very unique brand of top quality unscripted content they simply cannot get anywhere else," said Leo, "With many established franchises showing strong ratings growth, we're able to explore new frontiers, and we believe these new series are really going to resonate with our audience."
"A continued investment in more content allows us to give marketing partners even more environments to place their brand messaging," said Laura Molen, Executive Vice President, Lifestyle and Hispanic Advertising Sales Group, NBCUniversal. "We know that the Bravo audience is one of the most engaged, passionate groups out there and we're excited to work with clients to create authentic opportunities on their behalf."
Joining the previously announced returns of the critically acclaimed scripted series "Imposters" and "Odd Mom Out" as well as the Emmy Award-winning "Top Chef" and the Emmy nominated "Million Dollar Listing New York," the network confirms new season orders for some of its most talked about series. Summer premieres will include "The Real Housewives of Orange County," and "Shahs of Sunset," and coming later are new seasons of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," "Flipping Out," "Don't Be Tardy," "Married to Medicine," "Below Deck," "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles," "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," "The Real Housewives of Dallas," Emmy Award-Winning "Inside the Actor's Studio," "Summer House" and "Vanderpump Rules."
Bravo remains a Top 10 ad-supported cable entertainment network among P18-49 and P25-54. 1Q17 was the network's best ranking in 1Q ever for P18-49, 8thin primetime among all ad-supported cable networks. In addition, Bravo ranks as the #1 cable network on set-top-box VOD (up +30% from 1Q16), and Bravo Digital (bravotv.com and Now App) enjoyed its best quarter ever up 23% in visits and up 11% in unique visitors year over year. In 2016 Bravo was the fastest growing digital platform among the top 25 ad-supported cable entertainment networks in unique visitors for P18-49 and maintains the #1 ranking for the most engaged, educated and affluent viewers in the P18-49 demo.
"Bethenny and Fredrik Property Project" (Working Title)
Produced by Leftfield Pictures and B Real Productions with Brent Montgomery, Bethenny Frankel, David George, Jordana Hochman, Will Nothacker, Jason Hollis, and Fredrik Eklund serving as Executive Producers.
This new series follows two fan favorite powerhouses, Bethenny Frankel and Fredrik Eklund, as they come together in their new venture as real estate moguls and business partners. Viewers will watch as they tackle the ups and downs of scouting, buying and designing multimillion-dollar properties. The series shows a side of Bethenny and Fredrik, often through their humorous dynamic, that fans have never seen before as they make big flipping gambles in the hopes of even bigger payouts.
"Sell it Like Serhant"
Produced by World of Wonder with Randy Barbato, Fenton Bailey, Tom Campbell and Danielle King serving as Executive Producers along with Ryan Serhant and Rob Bola as Co-Executive Producers.
It doesn't matter what you're selling--if you know your client and your product, a good salesman can sell anything to anyone. No one exemplifies this better than the leader of one of the top real estate teams in the U.S., Ryan Serhant ("Million Dollar Listing New York"). In this new series, Ryan puts his sales skills to the ultimate test when he answers the call of struggling sales representatives, desperate for his expertise. While Ryan learns the tricks of a particular trade, he will also give under-performing employees a head-to-toe business overhaul and turn them into sales machines.
Produced by Haymaker Productions with Aaron Rothman, Irad Eyal, Kate Fisher and Michael Meinecke serving as Executive Producers. Sarah Steinfeld serves as Co-Executive Producer.
This new series follows Charleston's most eligible and loveable singleton, Shep Rose, as he ventures to various cities across the country in the hopes of finding true love and a committed relationship. Shep is a complicated bachelor, and the right match will have to effortlessly fit into his particular lifestyle which ranges from black tie galas to surfing with him in Costa Rica. As Shep leaves Charleston to look for "the one," he calls upon his friends in various cities from New York to LA to help set him up with women in hopes that they are a perfect match.
"Southern Charm New Orleans"
Produced by InventTV and Vainglorious Productions with Michaline Babich, Whitney Sudler-Smith, Tim Maloney, Ashley McFarlin Buie and Sergio Alfaro serving as Executive Producers.
The popular franchise heads to The Big Easy for "Southern Charm New Orleans," offering viewers an exclusive glimpse into the sophisticated Creole culture of NOLA. Hidden away from the beads and beats of Bourbon Street is an exclusive community filled with wealth, legacy and tradition. Although the prestige in this town is plentiful, everything that glitters isn't gold, and underneath brews a multitude of shocking secrets that could destroy the foundation of long-standing friendships. In a city where lineage and status are everything, how far will this ambitious group go to redefine their legacy and secure their spot at the top of this esteemed circle?
"Love Italian Style" (working title)
Produced by Asylum Entertainment with Steven Michaels, Jonathan Koch, Ryann Lauckner, James Macnab, Jacqui Pitman, Omid Kahangi, and Grace Lee serving as Executive Producers.
There's a saying: "To live your best life, go where you are most celebrated." For these African-American women, that place is Italy. In this series, relationship expert Diann Valentine takes five beautiful, eligible bachelorettes who can't find a good American man, all the way to Italy, aka "Mecca," where she breaks them down and builds them back up to be open to love. Sounds as sweet as gelato, but it's not all gondola rides and delicious wine for these single ladies, who live under one roof in a decadent Roman villa, potentially vying for the same men and keeping one side eye on the ultimate prize: a hot Italian husband.
"A Night With My Ex"
Produced by Twofour America with Melanie Leach, Andrew Mackenzie, Bernie Schaeffer, David Eilenberg and Derek W. Wan serving as Executive Producers.
What would you do if you had the chance to spend an entire night with your ex? Would you seek answers, try to gain closure, or make a play to get back together? For the first time since their split, ex-couples will be brought together for one night in a camera-rigged apartment with no crew. What they do or say during their night is completely up to them, but one thing is for sure: it will be surprising, emotionally raw, and in many cases, totally hilarious.
Source: Nielsen Media Research. Returning series based on 1Q16-1Q17 returning series on the top ten ad supported cable networks among P18-49 L7. Ranking based on 1Q17 M-Sun press prime ad-supported cable entertainment networks. Upscale/educated -P18-49 HOH $125K+ w/4+ years college VPVHs for mon-sun 8p-11p. TVE program engagement 2017TD P18-49 includes all non-sport prime time cable programming. Indexed to cable ent avg (excluding bravo). VOD: Rentrak 2017TD cable network rank excludes kids and movie networks. Digital: Omniture best quarter based on 1Q17.Fastest growing digital platform based on 1/1/16 through 12/31/16 top 25 ad-supported cable entertainment networks for unique visitors.
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Bravo Media is the premiere lifestyle and entertainment brand that drives cultural conversation around its high-quality, interactive original content that focuses on the network's passion points of food, fashion, beauty, design, digital and pop culture. The network's diversified slate includes Bravo's scripted series "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce," "Imposters" and "Odd Mom Out," in addition to unscripted favorites such as Emmy award-winning "Top Chef," "Vanderpump Rules," "Below Deck," "Southern Charm" and the popular "Million Dollar Listing" and "The Real Housewives" franchises as well as the only live late-night talk show, "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen." Available in 92 million homes, Bravo is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Watch Bravo anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs. Bravo has been an NBCUniversal cable network since December 2002 and first launched in December 1980.