Third Season Is Best For Bravo's New York Housewives


Bravo closed out the third season of itsThe Real Housewives Of New York City in fine fettle.

The June 3 telecast averaged a series-high 2.64 million viewers, according to Nielsen data. That total also included 1.76 million adults 18 to 49.

Those deliveries represented gains of 30% and 16% over the series' sophomore-season concluder, according to network officials.

All told, the third season was New York's best, as the show averaged 1.38 million adults 18 to 49 and 2.02 total viewers, gains of 14 and 21% over its second campaign.

Bravo brings the Manhattanites together againduring a two-part season three reunion special, airing June 10 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) and June 17 at 9 p.m.  

In addition, the June 3 installment of Watch What Happens: Live, hosted by Andy Cohen, was the show's best ever. Featuring guest Kelly Ripa, Watch What Happens averaged 1.53 million total viewers and 997,000 adults 18 to 49, up 16% and 27%, respectively, over the prior week

The late-night interactive talk show has averaged 1.26 million total viewers since moving to the 11 p.m. time slot on April 15.