Andy Cohen's "Watch What Happens Live" also scores season's highest rated episode
For the second consecutive week, Bravo's "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" won its hour for cable programs.
Sunday's episode, which showed the fallout from husbands and in-laws Joe Giudice and Joe Gorga's tussle, attracted 2.8 million total viewers and 1.6 million viewers in the advertiser-coveted Adults 18-49 demographic.
That gives it the most viewers in the demo among all cable networks in the show's 8 p.m. time slot. It also tops the previous episode, which also won its hour in the demo last week.
Additionally, Andy Cohen's late-night talker, "Watch What Happens Live," attracted 1.3 million total viewers and 738,000 viewers in the advertiser demo at the 11 p.m. time slot – up 10 percent and 16 percent over the previous Sunday's episode, respectively.
The episode, which featured guests Rebecca Romijn and New Jersey cast member Jacqueline Laurita, scored season high ratings for the talk show among all key demos.
The fight occurred during a family getaway to Lake George, N.Y. organized by cast member Teresa Giudice and her cousin Rosie Pierri with the aim of ironing out the family's differences. With the altercation behind them, the group therapy trip continues next Sunday at 8/7c with cast member Caroline Manzo joining by request of frenemy, Teresa, and Dr. V tries to counsel the family through this mess.
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