Bravo’s Shear Genius a Ratings Cut-Up


The first season of Bravo hair-competition show Shear Genius went out in style among viewers as the May 30 finale clipped record series ratings across a host of metrics, according to Nielsen Media Research.

The finale -- in which Anthony from across the pond was crowned Shear Genius -- delivered 1.3 million total viewers, 859,000 adult 18-49 watchers and 816,000 adult 25-54 viewers.

Those figures represented gains of 34% over the previous seven episodes among total viewers (up from 972,000), 34% among adults 18-49 (from 649,000) and 30% among adults 25-54 (from 570,000), according to Bravo officials.

All told, first-season series-premiere installments averaged a 0.96 household rating and 1.01 million viewers.