The season finale of Top Chef All-Stars Wednesday night on Bravo was the highest rated episode of the season, averaging 2.77 million total viewers and 1.95 million persons 18 to 49.
The episode -- which featured live cut-ins from Bravo's upfront events in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles -- was up 9% in the key demo compared to last season's September finale and 3% in total viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research data.
The strong lead-in powered the Top Chef finale edition of Watch What Happens Live to top all the late-night cable talk shows with the aforementioned demo. Its more than 1 million viewers in the demo, an increase of 76%, beat out Conan on TBS.
The special WWHL was filmed at the network's upfront event in New York, in front of a live studio audience, with media buyers in attendance.