Bravo’s RHONJ earned a Season 13 high in the ratings with Part 3 of the Reunion, according to just-released stats.
Episode 19 earned a strong 0.35 share in the all-important P18-49 demo and 1,245,000 live viewers, reports Showbuzz Daily. This is even in the demo compared to Part 2 but a notable increase in live viewers (0.35 / 1,176,000).
Stars Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice have been going at it all season, with Melissa skipping Teresa’s televised wedding after the dramatic events of the Season 13 finale. Part 3 of the RHONJ reunion featured a highly-anticipated walk off courtesy of Teresa that was teased in the reunion trailer, with the episode showing that not much is left of their relationship following the end of the season.
The ratings success comes at a time when discussions around Season 14 are running rampant among Bravo viewers.
On one hand, some viewers seem to want to move past Melissa and Teresa’s family drama and if the network listens to that line of thinking, one (or both) of the stars could be gone. On the other hand, many fans have enjoyed the season like any other and firmly believe Bravo should continue to follow the family’s complicated situation. With such high live ratings like these ones, the latter seems to be the obvious route for the network to take.
In addition to Melissa and Teresa, Season 13 of RHONJ stars Margaret Josephs, Dolores Catania, Danielle Cabral, Rachel Fuda, and Jennifer Aydin, with Jackie Goldschneider and Jennifer Fessler appearing in part-time roles.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey will return to Bravo with Season 14 next year.