Housewives, Top Chef Whip Up Strong Ratings for Bravo


Real Housewives of Orange County
recorded the series' highest-rated, non-finale telecast ever Tuesday night,
drawing 1.97 million total viewers and 1.44 million viewers in the key 18-49
demographic, according to Nielsen Media Research.

the first nine episodes of the season, Real
Housewives of Orange County
is up 36% in total viewers from season three,
attracting an average of 1.66 million viewers (vs. 1.22 million).

Top Chef: New York is up 18% among viewers 18-49
and total viewers, averaging 2.795 million total viewers per episode this
season. Wednesday night's episode checked in as the No. 1 cable telecast for
the day among all key demographics, network officials said.