The renewal news for WWHL was announced by Frances Berwick, the President of Lifestyle Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and it means that viewers are in store for a lot more Andy Cohen. It follows weeks of positive press for the show, including the network’s recent BravoCon event, where the show filmed in front of 1800 guests — its largest audience ever.
While WWHL has a long way to go before it hits the kind of ratings coming out of the big broadcast networks, it has formed a niche audience in a highly-coveted demographic and serves as a promotional tool for the network, so it isn’t a surprise to hear that it has scored a two-season renewal.
Watch What Happens Live has been generating some decent numbers as of late, however. According to Bravo Ratings, a highly-promoted episode featuring Teresa Giudice scored 1.2 million overall viewers and Sunday’s edition featuring Real Housewives of Atlanta star Eva Marcille generated over 800,000 viewers. Episodes that don’t feature Bravolebrities tend to bring in less eyes, however.