Bravo Moves Atlanta 'Housewives' Series To Sundays, Opening Fifth Night Of Original Programming10/25/2010 12:31 PM Eastern
And on the first day of the week, Bravo will go forth with a fifth night of original programming.
The NBC Universal service, as expected, will launch a fifth night of original fare, starting with The Real Housewives of Atlanta franchise on Nov. 7 at 10 p.m. Moreover, the network will migrate one installment of its late-night talker, Watch What Happens Live, from Mondays to Sundays, where it will lead-out from Atlanta at 11 p.m. Hosted by Andy Cohen, Watch What Happens Live also will continue to air on Thursdays in that time slot.
Bravo declared during its upfront last March that it would launch a fifth night of original programming.
"With Bravo's rapid ratings growth and continued momentum in original programming and new engagement initiatives, we're expanding to Sunday nights where we can kick off the week earlier and each night becomes a promotional platform for the next night becoming a domino effect that strengthens our schedule," said Frances Berwick, president of Bravo Media in announcing the new night. "We think the buzz-worthy sensation surrounding ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta,' with its ravenous fan base, is the ideal launch for this new night of original programming."
The network's current original schedule also comprises: Thintervention (Mondays); Millionaire Matchmaker (Tuesdays); Top Chef Just Desserts (Wednesdays); and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Watch What Happens: Live (Thursdays).