Bravo Orders New Seasons Of 'Real Housewives' of New York, Jersey 


Bravo has renewed two of its Real Housewives series for new seasons.
The NBC Universal service will bring back The Real Housewives of New York for a fourth campaign, while the New Jersey group will return for a third season.
Speaking of the Garden State variety, the first part of the show's second season reunion special scored with some 3.9 milion total viewers, according to Nielsen live + same-day data. That marked a 15% jump from the sophomore-season concluder, as the show became Bravo's highest Monday telecast two weeks running. The Aug. 30 telecast was Bravo's top telecast of 2010 to date.
Moreover, the first part of the New Jersey reunion show drew 2.7 million 18-to-49 viewers, the show's best ever with the Madison Avenue-coveted demo. It was also up 18% from the prior week.
This was the second consecutive week The Real Housewives of New Jersey earned the distinction as Bravo's highest Monday telecast ever and it the highest telecast of the year among total viewers. That helped make Bravo the No. 1 network on television in its timeslot among adults 18-49.
The episode, which featured all the ladies under one roof for the first time this season, bolstered Bravo's Monday night ratings overall, helping the network earn its highest-rated Monday primetime ever among adults 18 to 49 with an average of 1.2 million of those viewers.
Andy Cohen will host part two of the reunion special on Labor Day at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), immediately followed by the series premiere of Thintervention with Jackie Warner at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT.
Check out sneak peek of next week's reunion special here.