Bravo has given the go-ahead for the second season of Million Dollar Listing New York. The first season finale delivered record ratings for the cable channel.
In addition, Bravo has announced that season five of Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles will launch on Wednesday, June 6th.
Here’s the press release from Bravo:
BRAVO MEDIA GREENLIGHTS SEASON TWO OF “MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NEW YORK” AS FINALE EARNS SERIES HIGH AMONG ALL KEY DEMOS With 1.1 Million Total Viewers
Network’s Hit Real Estate Franchise Returns With “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles” Season Five On Wednesday, June 6 at 9 pm ET/PT
NEW YORK – May 3, 2012 – As the season one finale of “Million Dollar Listing New York” delivered its highest rated episode of the season among all key demos with 1.1 million total viewers, Bravo Media greenlights a second season of the popular real estate series. Season one averaged 1.04 million total viewers, according to Nielsen. Following the finale at 11pm, host Andy Cohen broke the news to show’s cast members, Fredrik Eklund, Michael Lorber and Ryan Serhant, during last night’s episode of “Watch What Happens Live,” which was up 46 percent among adults 18-49 compared to last Wednesday’s episode. Adding to Wednesday’s rating success, “Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis” also earned a season high among adults 18-49 and delivered 994,000 total viewers, marking an impressive 26 percent growth compared to the series premiere. To watch Andy surprise the cast with the big announcement, visit: HTTP://WWW.BRAVOTV.COM/WATCH-WHAT-HAPPENS-LIVE/SEASON-6/VIDEOS/THEYLL-BE-BACK.
Bravo also delivered digital success as the “Million Dollar Listing New York” finale recorded a remarkable 65 percent increase in page views, 62 percent increase in unique visitors and 50 percent increase in streams from the prior week’s episode. The finale’s social media activity reached a series high with nearly 17,000 mentions, up 89 percent from the prior Wednesday. In addition, “Watch What Happens Live” earned a 36 percent increase in page views, 102 percent increase in unique visitors and a 40 percent increase in streams compared to last Wednesday’s episode along with it’s social media activity which was up 43 percent with nearly 4,000 mentions. On tonight’s episode at 11pm ET/PT, Andy welcomes guests Susan Lucci and Mark Ruffalo.
Fans can once again dive deep into the high-stakes, cutthroat world of real estate when the network’s hit franchise returns with “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles” season five premiering on Wednesday, June 6th at 9 p.m. ET/PT. This season puts the spotlight on Josh Altman, Josh Flagg and Madison Hildebrand, three aggressive real estate magnates selling the high life at high prices in the most exclusive neighborhoods Los Angeles. Tensions rise, open houses flow and clients test their patience as the guys weather a tough market and trying times in their personal and professional lives. Check out a sneak peek of the new season: HTTP://WWW.BRAVOTV.COM/MILLION-DOLLAR-LISTING-LOS-ANGELES/SEASON-5/VIDEOS/THINGS-GET-UGLY-IN-BEAUTIFUL-LA
With clients ranging from a professional football player to a jet-setting financier, Josh Altman puts it all on the line to close a series of extremely sweet deals, while others tragically fall apart. As Josh’s romance with Madison’s assistant Heather heats up so do tensions between Madison and Josh. Madison goes head-to-head with several hard-nosed clients, including his own father, but ultimately he is heartbroken when he suffers a devastating loss. While representing some of his most spectacular properties ever, Josh Flagg braves a stormy market and struggles to stay on top. He becomes deeply invested in finding a home for a close family friend and throws an over-the-top broker’s open that leaves the real estate community buzzing. After four years together, Josh and his boyfriend Colton are left to face some hard decisions about their future. To meet the Los Angeles agents, visit: WWW.BRAVOTV.COM/MILLION-DOLLAR-LISTING-LOS-ANGELES/SEASON-5/BIOS
“Million Dollar Listing New York” is produced by World of Wonder for Bravo with Randy Barbato, Fenton Bailey, Megan Estrada and Danielle King serving as executive producers.
“Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles” is produced by World of Wonder for Bravo with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato and Todd Radnitz serve as Executive Producers.
“Watch What Happens Live” is produced by Embassy Row with Michael Davies serving as Executive Producer.
“Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis” is produced by Authentic Entertainment with Lauren Lexton, Tom Rogan and Andrew Hoegl serving as Executive Producers.
Source: Nielsen Media Research, LS data through 05/02/12. Season average for MDLNY based on L7 data through 4/11/12 blended with LS data through 5/02/12. Omniture SiteCatalyst, Trendr; 05/02/12
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What do you think? Are you a fan of either LA or NY? Is one better than the other?
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