or


[10/19/06 - 04:43 PM]
Bravo Shattered Records Last Night, Drawing Its Biggest Audience Ever
"Runway's" 5.4 million total viewers is Bravo's largest audience ever.

[via press release from Bravo]

BRAVO SHATTERED RECORDS LAST NIGHT, DRAWING ITS BIGGEST AUDIENCE EVER

BRAVO SHATTERED RECORDS LAST NIGHT, DRAWING ITS BIGGEST AUDIENCE EVER

5.4 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS TUNE IN FOR THIRD SEASON FINALE OF 'PROJECT RUNWAY,' PROPELLING THE EPISODE TO THE #1 TELECAST ON CABLE FOR THE NIGHT AND BREAKING ALL RECORDS IN BRAVO HISTORY

SIZZLING HOT DEBUT FOR SECOND SEASON OF 'TOP CHEF' WITH 1.9 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS TUNING IN, INCREASING 46% FROM ITS SEASON ONE PREMIERE

NEW YORK, NY, October 19, 2006 � And the winner is Jeffrey Sebelia -- and Bravo. A whopping 5.4 million total viewers watched Jeffrey Sebelia rock the runway to win the third season finale of "Project Runway" on Wednesday, October 18 at 10:00 PM, making the show the #1 telecast on cable for the night and drawing the biggest tally in Bravo history. Additionally, the second season premiere of "Top Chef" at 11:00 PM more than whetted audience appetites with an incredible 1.9 million total viewers tuning in to meet the season's 15 new talented chefs hungry to make their mark on the culinary world, building 46 % from the show's season one premiere in March.

"To say we are pleased by last night's numbers would be an understatement," said Lauren Zalaznick, President, Bravo. "This is the payoff for our unrelenting passion to deliver dramatic appointment television, and we're thrilled that our viewers share our excitement. 'Project Runway' catapulted into the pop culture stratosphere this fall as we headed into the finale, while 'Top Chef' season two's debut really exceeded even our highest expectation."

The one-hour season finale of "Project Runway" averaged a 4.6 HH coverage rating, 5.4 million total viewers, and 3.44 million Adults 18-49, beating out all other programs on all of cable Wednesday night. "Top Chef," which premiered after the finale of "Project Runway" and moves into its regular 10 PM timeslot next Wednesday, garnered a 1.7 HH coverage rating, 1.9 million total viewers, 1.34 million Adults 18-49, setting new records for the time period in all key demos and building an impressive 46% from it's season one debut on March 8, 2006.

Other accomplishments:

The "Project Runway" season three finale also goes down in the Bravo history books as the network's highest-rated telecast ever. Last night's performance overall contributed to Bravo's highest Wednesday prime delivery ever in HH coverage ratings (2.2), total viewers (2.5 million), Adults 18-49 (1.6 million) and Adults 25-54 (1.5 million).

In addition, "Project Runway" beat all broadcast and cable programs in major markets including Seattle and San Francisco, reaching an 11.2 HH rating in cable homes in the Seattle market.

The show has also broken Bravo records across the digital platforms -- web and mobile. "Project Runway" on BravoTV.com hit a new show high with the heaviest traffic in network history. Compared to season two, visitors to the site nearly tripled, and skyrocketed to over 5.1 million visitors, 267% above last season. Additionally, pageviews were up 36% with 73 million and streaming video was up 38% with 5.1 million users viewing footage.

Last night's "Top Chef" season two premiere attracted more Adults 18-49 (1.34 million) than any cable food telecast in 2006.

The third season of "Project Runway" proved to be a hit right out of the gate, attracting 2.41 million total viewers for the premiere episode on 7/12/06 , becoming the most watched series premiere ever in Bravo's history. The series consistently broke Bravo ratings records throughout its run, averaging a 3.11 HH coverage rating, 3.41 million total viewers (up +103 percent from season two), 2.24 million Adults 18-49 (up +82 percent from season two). Versus the season two finale on March 8, 2006, the third season finale surged by +39 % in Adults 18-49, by +57 percent in total viewers.

Bravo's programming has become a hit with men along with women. Last night, both "Project Runway" and "Top Chef" attracted more Men 18-49 and Men 25-54 than any ESPN program.

"Project Runway" is executive produced by Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz of Magical Elves ("Project Greenlight," "Last Comic Standing," "Top Chef"). Heidi Klum and her managers Desiree Gruber and Jane Cha of NYC-based Full Picture also executive produce the series. Barbara Schneeweiss oversaw the production on behalf of Miramax Television and The Weinstein Company.

"Top Chef" is produced by Magical Elves. Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz serve as executive producers. Shauna Minoprio also serves as executive producer.

Source: Nielsen NHI, Live+Same Day Data

Bravo is the cable network that plugs people into arts, entertainment and pop culture with original programming, acclaimed drama series, movies, comedy and music specials, and by showing a whole different side of celebrities. Currently available in more than 80 million homes, Bravo is known for breaking exciting new personalities, shaking up the way we look at style, media, fame and Hollywood, pulling back the curtain on the creative process, and making influential and inventive original programming. Its critically acclaimed original programming includes the Emmy-nominated "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List," 12-time Emmy-nominated "Inside the Actors Studio," "The Real Housewives of Orange County," "Top Chef," "Celebrity Poker Showdown," as well as the 2004 Emmy winner for Outstanding Reality Program, "Queer Eye," and the four-time Emmy-nominated hit competition series, "Project Runway."

Bravo is a program service of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBC Universal 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. Bravo has been an NBC cable network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. For more information visit www.bravotv.com.





  [october 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· LAST COMIC STANDING (NBC)
· PROJECT GREENLIGHT (HBO)
· PROJECT RUNWAY (BRAVO)
· TOP CHEF (BRAVO)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[10/20/21 - 07:37 AM]
"A Million Little Things" Posts +250% Increase in L+7 Playback in Adults 18-49
"A Million Little Things" also more than doubled its overall audience after seven days of TV playback, soaring by 135% in Total Viewers (1.7 million to 4.0 million).

[10/19/21 - 03:01 PM]
Netflix Details Its Top 10 Series & Films to Date in Hours Viewed
The streaming service will shift to reporting on hours viewed rather than the number of accounts that choose to watch them.

[10/19/21 - 03:00 PM]
ESPN's "Monday Night Football" Grows Year-Over-Year Viewership for Fourth Consecutive Week; 12.6 Million Watch Buffalo-Tennessee Week 6 Thriller
"Monday Night Football" is continuing a banner year, up 17% and 15% season-to-date from the 2020 and 2019 seasons (seven games), respectively, averaging 13.8 million viewers this season (six games).

[10/19/21 - 11:25 AM]
ABC Wednesday Comedies Up Week to Week
"The Wonder Years" built over the prior week by 7% in Total Viewers (3.2 million vs. 3.0 million) and held even week to week among Adults 18-49 (0.6/4).

[10/19/21 - 11:02 AM]
FOX's "The Simpsons" Wins Week in L7 Ratings for First Time in Nearly Seven Years
The network also had the #1 drama ("9-1-1") and #1T unscripted series of the week ("The Masked Singer").

[10/15/21 - 09:55 AM]
FOX's "The Simpsons" & "9-1-1" Rank as Top Two Programs of Week Three of '21-'22 Season in L3 Ratings
"The Simpsons'" win marks the first time it has ranked as the week's #1 entertainment program in nearly seven years, while its lead-out, "The Great North" delivered its highest-rated episode ever.

[10/14/21 - 07:58 AM]
"Johnson" Season One Seen by 5.7 Million Viewers, Season Two Coming in 2022
The complete first season is available on Bounce's popular streaming service Brown Sugar, as are all Bounce originals.

[10/13/21 - 03:08 PM]
ABC Is Thursday's No. 1 Entertainment Net for 2nd Straight Week in Adults 18-49
"Grey's Anatomy" was Thursday's No. 1 entertainment show for the 2nd week in a row in adults 18-49.

[10/13/21 - 12:42 PM]
"V/H/S/94" a Blockbuster Hit for Shudder - Service's Biggest Movie Premiere Ever
More members watched its debut in its opening weekend than any prior movie premiere on the service.

[10/12/21 - 03:10 PM]
ESPN's "Monday Night Football" Colts-Ravens Matchup Generates 11.4 Million Viewers, Another Year-Over-Year Audience Increase
Season-to-date, "Monday Night Football" is up 20% from both 2020 and 2019 seasons, averaging 14 million viewers through the first five weeks of the season.

[10/12/21 - 03:01 PM]
"Squid Game" Has Officially Reached 111 Million Fans
Netflix confirms the drama is its biggest series launch ever.

[10/12/21 - 08:08 AM]
ABC Ranks as Tuesday's No. 1 Entertainment Network in Adults 18-49
After just three days of viewing across linear and digital platforms, "Bachelor in Paradise" averaged a 1.97 rating among Adults 18-49 this season, more than doubling its initial Live+Same Day rating.

[10/08/21 - 12:06 PM]
ABC Ties as Week's No. 1 Entertainment Network Among Adults 18-49
The season premiere of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" was the week's No. 1 scripted show among adults 18-49 (1.3/9).

[10/08/21 - 10:42 AM]
Season Premiere and 700th Episode of "America's Funniest Home Videos" Builds by Double Digits Over Season Finale in Total Viewers
"Celebrity Wheel of Fortune" and "Supermarket Sweep" were also up from last week's season premieres.

[10/08/21 - 09:22 AM]
FOX's "The Masked Singer" and "9-1-1" Win Week Two in L3 Ratings
Week two of "The Masked Singer" was Wednesday's #1 entertainment program in adults 18-49, outperforming its closest broadcast competitors by 8%.