The refined women of The Real Housewives of New Jersey have knocked the trainwrecks of The Real Housewives of Orange County onto their surgically implanted keisters
Regular episodes of the Joisey-based reality show already pull in large audiences, but Monday night's reunion special was the highest-rated single showing in Real Housewives franchise history.
New Jersey Newsroom, citing
Nielson Nielsen Media Research data, gets the scoop.
Don't cry in your lemondrops too much, OC gals: the ladies of New York City, Atlanta and Washington, D.C., were also whupped by those ratings.
The Jersey reunion special was the No. 1 cable telecast for the day among adults 18-to-49. Actually the first of a two-part episode, Part I drew 3.9 million total viewers and 2.7 million adults 18-to-49, with double-digit increases from last week's record-breaking finale, up 15 percent and 18 percent, respectively.
In other words, Jersey broke its own record set the previous week. And it helped Bravo score its highest rated Monday overall–evah!
Needless to say, Bravo quickly confirmed Jersey will come back for a third season (and that NYC gets a forth).
Meanwhile, the cable network's already promoting the hell out of Part II of the Jerseylicious special, which is scheduled to infect the masses next Monday night.
Better start getting used to Gretchen Rossi with a Joisey accent.