TOP CHEF, Bravo
Bravo Media's "Top Chef" visited the world-famous Pike Place Market and delivered its highest-rated episode of the season-to-date on Wednesday night with 1.4 million total viewers, up 26 percent compared to the prior week (11/28/12), according to Nielsen. The episode earned 945,000 A25-54 and 805,000 A18-49, up 31 percent and 25 percent, respectively. This marks the third consecutive week of growth across all demos.
Bravo also delivered digital success with transmedia series "Last Chance Kitchen," which is up triple digits over last season and "Top Chef" on BravoTV.com which recorded a 92 percent increase in page views, 140 percent increase in unique visitors, and 70 percent increase in streams from the prior week's day after premiere, earning its best day of the season to date for page views, unique visitors and streams. On Bravo Mobile, "Top Chef" delivered a 101 percent increase in page views, 148 percent increase in unique visitors, and a 263 percent increase in streams, also marking its best day of the season to date in page views, unique visitors, and streams.
It's holiday time in the Top Chef kitchen next Wednesday, December 12 at 10pm et/pt, and a twist in the Quickfire challenge will test the chef'testants' ability to share as they cook up dishes based on their family lineage. Celebrities Anna Faris and Chris Pratt are returning home, and for the Elimination Challenge and the chef'testants will cater their homecoming party. It's a family affair filled with laughs for the Hollywood couple, but unfortunately for one chef it's the end of the road. Guest judge Rick Moonen joins Gail Simmons, head judge Tom Colicchio and host Padma Lakshmi.
"Top Chef" is produced by the Emmy Award-winning Magical Elves for Bravo. Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz serve as executive producers.
Source: Nielsen Media Research, LS data. Omniture SiteCatalyst (11/29/12 vs. 12/6/12).
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