Those Real Housewives continue to deliver for Bravo. Bravo’s ratings last month were their best April ratings in the network’s history.
From the Bravo Press Release:
“The network averaged 916,000 total viewers, up 10 percent compared to April 2011, and delivered 549,000 adults 18-49. Maintaining its No. 1 position as the most affluent, educated and engaged audience in cable entertainment, Bravo ranked No. 11 in primetime among all cable entertainment networks in the adult 18-49 demo for the month.”
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April marked the season four premiere of ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey‘, along with the Real Housewives of Atlanta’s finale and three-part reunion. RHONJ premiered to almost 3 million viewers, while the third part of the RHOA reunion raked in 3.2 million. Reality TV isn’t going away anytime soon, especially not the Housewives.
It looks like May will be another good month for Bravo and its golden boy, Andy Cohen. Andy’s new book “Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture” is set to release next week.
From a young age, Andy Cohen knew two things: He was gay, and he loved television. Now presiding over Bravo’s reality-TV empire, he started out as an overly talkative pop-culture obsessive, devoted to Charlie’s Angels and All My Children—and to his mother, who received daily letters from him while he was at summer camp, usually reminding her to tape the soaps. In retrospect, it’s hard to believe that everyone didn’t know that Andy was gay; still, he remained in the closet until college. Finally out, he embarked on making a career out of his passion for television. The journey begins with Andy interviewing his all-time idol Susan Lucci for his college newspaper and ends with him in a job where he has a hand in creating today’s celebrity icons.
If you’re dying to have Andy sign your book, here are a few of the dates and place you can
stalk find him starting next week:
5/9 BOOK TALK AND SIGNING–Barnes & Noble NYC
5/10 BOOK TALK AND SIGNING–BOOKENDS 232 East Ridgewood Ave.
5/11 Conversation with Andy Cohen, Moderated by McGraw Milhaven of KTRS 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd. St. Louis, MO
5/15 READING AND SIGNING–Barnes & Noble, LA 189 Grover Drive, LA, CA
5/16 Andy Cohen in conversation with Liam MayClem (Tickets required) 335 Railroad Avenue, Danville, CA
5/16 An Evening with Andy Cohen (Tickets Required) San Francisco – Castro Theatre
5/17 READING, SIGNING and Q&A–Books & Books Coral Gables, Florida
5/18 Meet Andy at The Front Row Fashion Show (Ticketed Event) 7307 MacArthur Blvd., Bethesda, MD.
6/13 Word for Word Author Series Presents ANDY COHEN interviewed by Willie Geist New York Bryant Park Reading Room
6/20 Friday Nights Dialogues @ The Library (Shelter Island, NY) New York Shelter Island Public Library Society
On a completely random Andy Cohen note, this video is a must-watch. The Bethenny Frankel impersonation is hysterical!