October 12, 2012
Say it isn't so! #RHOM adds a few viewers on veep debate night!
Blame it on the train wreck effect, the Bravo bait and switch which duped viewers into watching straight off a preview of the brutal, blistery part deux of the reunion of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, or perhaps just general disinterest in the vice presidential debate (which had way more interesting drama and faces that actually were able to show expression--holla, Joe Biden!), but last night's 9 p.m. showing of The Real Housewives of Miami had 870,000 viewers--abysmal still, yes, but up from last week's even more abysmal 847,000. We weren't even going to post about the plummeting viewership anymore, but the addition of 23,000 viewers was worthy of a few words. Again, for perspective, the veep debate attracted approximately 51.4 million people who care about the future of this country or just wanted to see if VP Biden would do anything offensive (he did), while Project Runway, also on at 9, had 1.9 million people watching.