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Bravo Consistently Does Not Rank in the Top 25 of Cable TV Networks for Primetime Viewing

March 11, 2013

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“Let’s face it,” said Phil Robertson, star of ‘Duck Dynasty’ on A&E, “the bar has been set pretty low for you to get on American television these days. I think they said, ‘Why don’t we try a functional family,’ and somebody said well, that’s a novel idea. Round here, you know, there’s no outbursts, belligerence, cursing, gettin’ drunk, dope, no, we’re all Godly people, so maybe it’s a little switch for a change. We’re not actually rednecks, but we probably could be called goodoleboys.”

Cable TV ratings from TV By The Numbers (based on Nielsen ratings) for the weeks ending February 24, 2013 and March 3, 2013, show that none of Bravo’s shows ranked in the top 25 for prime-time viewing.

  • For cable prime-time total viewers, Bravo ranked 25th for the week ending February 24 and 21st for the week ending March 3.
  • For cable prime-adults 18-49 during prime-time, Bravo ranked 21st for the week ending February 24 and did not rank for the week ending March 3.
  • For cable total daily viewers, Bravo did not rank for the week ending February 24 and did not rank for the week ending March 3.

Shows on the Bravo network consistently do not rank in the top 25 for weekly prime-time cable viewing.

Cable Top 25 for Week Ending February 24, 2013

The Walking Dead topped cable viewership for the week ending February 24 with 11.014 million viewers. Pawn Stars was the second most-viewed original program with 5.013 million viewers.

None of Bravo’s shows ranked in the top 25 for the week ending February 24.

Rank Shows Net Day Time Viewers Live+SD (000)
1 Walking Dead AMC Sun 09:00P-10:01P 11014
2 Pawn Stars HIST Mon 10:31P-11:02P 5013
3 Pawn Stars HIST Mon 10:00P-10:31P 4855
4 WWE Entertainment USA Mon 08:00P-09:00P 4818
5 WWE Entertainment USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4674
6 WWE Entertainment USA Mon 10:00P-11:04P 4493
7 Gold Rush DISC Fri 08:00P-10:02P 4464
8 American Pickers HIST Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4387
9 Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC Tue 09:30P-10:00P 4324
10 SpongeBob NICK Sat 10:30A-11:00A 4162
11 Swamp People HIST Thu 09:00P-10:00P 4092
12 SpongeBob NICK Sat 10:00A-10:30A 4061
13 AUSTIN & ALLY DSNY Sun 08:30P-09:00P 4029
14 Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC Tue 09:00P-09:30P 3898
15 LRC 13 ACADEMY AWARDS PT2 EN Sun 07:30P-08:30P 3767
16 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN L ESPN Tue 07:00P-09:25P 3733
17 LRC 13 ACADEMY AWARDS PT1 EN Sun 05:30P-07:30P 3725
18 Shake It Up DSNY Sun 09:00P-09:30P 3725
19 SpongeBob NICK Sat 09:30A-10:00A 3712
20 DRAKE & JOSH NICK Tue 07:00P-07:30P 3696
21 Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC Sat 10:00P-10:30P 3590
22 TALKING DEAD AMC Sun 10:01P-11:00P 3495
23 SpongeBob NICK Sun 10:30A-11:00A 3448
24 OVER THE HEDGE MOVIE NICK Mon 07:00P-08:00P 3416
25 Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC Sat 10:30P-11:00P 3407

Cable Top 25 for Week Ending March 3, 2013

The Bible topped cable viewership for the week ending March 3 with 13.103 million viewers. The Walking Dead was the number two program with 11.296 million viewers.

None of Bravo’s shows ranked in the top 25 for the week for the week ending March 3.

Rank Shows Net Day Time Viewers Live +SD (000)
1 BIBLE, THE HIST Sun 08:00P-10:00P 13103
2 Walking Dead AMC Sun 09:00P-10:01P 11296
3 DUCK DYNASTY A&E Wed 10:00P-10:30P 8617
4 DUCK DYNASTY A&E Wed 10:30P-11:01P 8530
5 VIKINGS HIST Sun 10:00P-11:01P 6212
6 Pawn Stars HIST Mon 10:31P-11:02P 5194
7 Pawn Stars HIST Mon 10:00P-10:31P 4958
8 WWE Entertainment USA Mon 08:00P-09:00P 4864
9 SpongeBob NICK Sat 10:30A-11:00A 4734
10 WWE Entertainment USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4704
11 DUCK DYNASTY A&E Wed 11:01P-11:31P 4682
12 WWE Entertainment USA Mon 10:00P-11:12P 4559
13 American Pickers HIST Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4493
14 Swamp People HIST Thu 09:00P-10:00P 4415
15 TANGLED DSNY Sun 08:00P-09:45P 4355
16 SpongeBob NICK Sat 10:00A-10:30A 4305
17 Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC Sat 10:00P-10:30P 4052
18 DUCK DYNASTY A&E Wed 09:30P-10:00P 4003
19 Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC Sat 10:30P-11:00P 3884
20 SpongeBob NICK Sat 09:00A-09:30A 3783
21 SpongeBob NICK Sat 09:30A-10:00A 3777
22 Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC Tue 09:30P-10:00P 3763
23 TALKING DEAD AMC Sun 10:01P-11:00P 3746
24 SpongeBob NICK Sun 10:30A-11:00A 3677
25 Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC Sat 09:30P-10:00P 3673v

The following are the rankings for the weeks ending February 24, 2013 and March 3, 2013 from the website TV By The Numbers.

Prime-time Average Viewers (Live+SD) Prime-time Average Viewers (Live+SD)
Week Ending February 24, 2013 Week Ending March 3, 2013
Network (000s) Network (000s)
USA 2856 HIST 3467
DSNY 2655 USA 2593
HIST 2153 DSNY 2554
TBSC 1890 FOXN 1917
FOXN 1736 A&E 1912
ESPN 1567 TBSC 1895
TNT 1467 ESPN 1784
DISC 1444 TNT 1423
AMC 1411 AMC 1330
A&E 1368 FX 1325
HGTV 1320 DISC 1308
FX 1310 HGTV 1266
ADSM 1230 FAM 1200
SYFY 1146 ADSM 1198
NAN 1093 FOOD 1069
FAM 1067 NAN 1006
TRU 1057 LIFE 989
FOOD 1045 TRU 987
LIFE 997 SYFY 983
SPK 924 TLC 957
TLC 920 BRAV 947
MTV 904 SPK 861
CMDY 851 MTV 799
MSNB 757 MSNB 742
BRAV 707 TVLD 726
Prime-time Adults 18-49 (Live+SD) Prime-time Adults 18-49 (Live+SD)
Week Ending February 24, 2013 Week Ending March 3, 2013
Network (000s) Network (000s)
TBSC 1101 HIST 1206
USA 968 TBSC 1098
HIST 793 USA 978
AMC 767 A&E 943
FX 740 ESPN 838
ESPN 731 AMC 742
DISC 720 FX 718
A&E 646 DISC 685
TNT 639 ADSM 594
MTV 571 TNT 589
ADSM 568 FAM 582
CMDY 549 DSNY 552
FAM 534 BRAV 551
TRU 532 MTV 534
DSNY 522 FOOD 472
FOOD 463 CMDY 466
SYFY 453 TRU 449
HGTV 446 SPK 439
SPK 436 TLC 432
LIFE 411 SYFY 425
BRAV 398 VH1 416
TLC 396 HGTV 396
VH1 380 LIFE 393
EN 331 EN 348
BET 322 BET 336
Total Day Average Viewers (Live+SD) Total Day Average Viewers (Live+SD)
Week Ending February 24, 2013 Week Ending March 3, 2013
Network (000s) Network (000s)
NICK 1949 NICK 1803
DSNY 1864 DSNY 1707
USA 1409 HIST 1299
ADSM 1323 ADSM 1263
TOON 1149 USA 1216
NAN 1091 FOXN 1159
FOXN 1083 NAN 1067
TNT 1013 TOON 1054
HIST 966 TNT 971
ESPN 837 A&E 938
HGTV 832 ESPN 807
A&E 810 TBSC 783
TBSC 774 HGTV 762
FX 733 FX 723
DISC 657 DISC 619
FOOD 635 ID 614
ID 609 FOOD 608
TRU 587 AMC 605
AMC 606 FAM 600
FAM 586 TVLD 574
LIFE 525 TRU 541
MTV 516 TLC 512
CMDY 515 LIFE 506
SPK 509 MTV 487
TLC 507 CMDY 467

Cable Channel Abbreviations: NICK = Nickelodeon, NAN = Nick At Nite, TOON = Cartoon Network, ADSM = Adult Swim, TRU = truTV, LIFE = Lifetime, NKJR – Nick Jr., FAM = ABC Family, TVLD = TV Land, FOXN = Fox News, TBSC = TBS, DISC = Discovery

There is a lot more information in the daily cable ratings.

Hat Tip: Thank you AnnieC for the tip!

Categories: Ratings
  1. Jersey
    March 11, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    I am not surprised because Bravo’s shows only are interesting to woman. Pawn Stars is a great reality show you can watch with your family. Athey always give great historical facts on the items people want to sell or pawn.

    • March 11, 2013 at 5:40 PM

      That’s a good point Jersey. The Lifetime channel is known to target women, and they seem to consistently rank above Bravo in overall rankings. Bravo needs to branch out or go all in — I think they are trying to branch out and draw in more male viewers, but they have failed.

      • AnnieC
        March 11, 2013 at 5:58 PM

        Agree Fame – the Food Network targets women as well, and that network performs very well.

        • March 12, 2013 at 12:10 AM

          Even Bravo’s big show, Top Chef is putting on the water skis.

        • March 12, 2013 at 12:16 PM

          Just recently my husband became a fan of the Food Network. He loves Guy’s Big Bite, Sandwich King and anything being barbequed.

          • AnnieC
            March 12, 2013 at 1:42 PM

            By all means momajackie, tell your husband ‘welcome to the club’ – Food Network has some interesting – whacky – entertaining shows – always hoped they would snatch T from Bravo…

    • Hunny Badger
      March 11, 2013 at 9:12 PM

      “Pawn Stars” like “American Pickers” are all about discovering “stuff” and have nothing to do with gossipy drama, which is the underpinning of any “Wives” crap. It’s educational while “XX Wives” are about schadenfreude.

      • Jersey
        March 12, 2013 at 11:28 AM

        My 10year old boys love these shows and we always watch it as a family. I love the family on Pawn Stars. The Grandfather, son and grandson team disagree but never to the level of drama seen on real housewifes. The way they bust each other’s chops is entertaining, normal and looks real , not scripted.

  2. cass
    March 11, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Not surprised if the rest of America feels as I do. I have become bored with the whole Housewife concept and all the contrived drama.

  3. Jeannie5233
    March 11, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    The problem with Bravo is they can change the venue, the title, the cast, the location, and the “premise” but the common thread is ALWAYS the same – bully, bash, and trash. There is absolutely nothing uplifting or any redeeming value in any of Bravo’s shows. I think people are starting to have had enough.

    • Hunny Badger
      March 11, 2013 at 9:14 PM

      Jeannie, I so agree. The common theme among all these HW shows (doesn’t matter the city) is “gossip about each other!” in any of the following scene-venues: lunch, dinner, home dinner party,spontaneous drop by at home, exotic trip, salon.

    • AnnieC
      March 12, 2013 at 1:46 PM

      Agrees Jeannie – People are waking up and smelling the coffee – still think the ratings will spike a bit for RHONJ – but the ugliness – bitterness – mean spiritedness – et al will win out – and the viewers will tune out!!

      • Jeannie5233
        March 12, 2013 at 3:09 PM

        You are right AnnieC – I think I read somewhere that RHONJ is one of Bravo’s top rated shows and I think the ratings will spike in the beginning of the new season as well. But when it starts to unfold as the same ole same ole, people will be turned off – at least that is what I hope. I also hope that Bravo, as a whole, tanks eventually.

        • March 12, 2013 at 3:43 PM

          I agree and the other thing that turns me off about NJ is how much of an infomercial it has become.

          • Jeannie5233
            March 12, 2013 at 8:54 PM

            Off topic – I DVR most of my shows because my schedule is so erratic I don’t know when I am able to sit down to watch a show so I just watched the Dallas episode saying goodbye to JR as I was making dinner – and I cried! SueEllen’s speech – oh my! What is so touching is knowing they were such good and close friends in real life – Linda Gray was with him when he passed.

            • March 13, 2013 at 12:44 PM

              I know Jeannie, it was a very touching episode. It will be interesting to see if the series can hold it together without JR.

            • dch60
              March 15, 2013 at 2:16 PM

              So do I Jeannie. I believe when you record something instead of tuning in real time, it doesn’t count towards ratings. DVRs definitely skew the numbers, however, I don’t think it’s so drastic that it would change the numbers considerably. Also, many of the cable shows are repeated so often that there’s no worry if you don’t catch it the first go. I can’t imagine how they could count the reruns in the ratings either. It’s just hard to know exactly what the numbers are. One thing is certain, the real housewives shows are getting old and tired… and monotonous.

  4. Pinky
    March 11, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    I wonder what the nbc exec’s think of their ratings. I wonder if dumbass Andy has figured out the the independent blogs are consistently correct in their predictions and loss of interest due to his hate on women and poor choices in producers, storylines, his favorite manzos, lauritas, gorgas, richard sisters, etc.. The viewers will threaten to quit watching the fake, mean crap and then – they do leave – ratings are proof. Maybe it is time for Andy to either step up and do his job well or find another job. He has a chance to pull in mega ratings with the REAL NJ – expose the nasty posers and their real life. But no, Andy is so ignorant he thinks because Teresa will put up with the nasty morons that the viewers will. (For the love of her family) Some will, but some – like myself – will not support their discusting crap anymore. The blogs are more honest and enjoyable at this point.

  5. Margaret
    March 11, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    I love The walking Dead. Bravo will have Mega ratings when RHONJ begins & Danniele Staub Walks in …Can’t wait.

    • March 11, 2013 at 9:51 PM

      Also, nj airs in the summer when the good shows (modern family, downton abbey et)

      • March 11, 2013 at 9:52 PM

        Omg it posted too fast lol to finish that thought…. Good shows that either aren’t on or new

  6. Jeannie5233
    March 11, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    I am posting this here as well just in case our Miss celi misses it on the last article. I feel it important she sees that I and everyone else here cares about her:

    To Miss celi –

    No matter what, of course, you, your daughter and your entire family have my prayers. . . always. You are a special person and God knows that and will always do what He feels is best for all of you – God sometimes writes with a crooked pen – it is not for us to understand; it is for us to have faith – all will be alright in the end. Love to you!

    • March 11, 2013 at 8:52 PM

      Hey Celi. I can’t begin to imagine what has happened but reading your post I hope you will all come through this!
      I’ll be thinking of you!

      • Ana-Capri
        March 12, 2013 at 9:57 AM

        Sending you prayers sweet Miss Celi!

      • March 12, 2013 at 2:51 PM

        A big hug to you and little Ava. I will bet she is growing like a weed.

        • March 13, 2013 at 12:57 AM

          Her head’s the same size as her torso…. hopefully it’s housing a big brain.

    • March 12, 2013 at 1:17 PM

      Special prayers being sent Celi. All who post here are in my prayers each and every morning and evening.

      • Meri
        March 12, 2013 at 10:13 PM

        Sending prayers your way also Celi xoxoxo

    • March 13, 2013 at 12:46 PM

      Sending prayers your Celi … hope all is well.

  7. HWAddict
    March 11, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    I used to watch BRAVO shows, the various housewives shows, Tabitha and Jeff Lewis and have stopped watching. I was totally turned off after season four of RHONJ and the meanness of let’s pick on Teresa. It opened my eyes to how creepy And twisted Jeff Lewis is and I no longer have patience for his craziness. Tabitha is just a tough broad. The rest of the housewives are either crazy or nasty and mean. It doesn’t surprise me BRAVO doesn’t have higher ratings.

    • difromnyc
      March 12, 2013 at 1:19 PM

      Bravo was consistently the channel I would turn on for everything. I haven’t tuned into it in MONTHS. I’m so over reality tv.

  8. betsybug818
    March 11, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    One of the other factors to consider re: cable ratings is how and/or where a cable network is carried by a cable provider. According to the NBC Universal website, Bravo is seen in 75 million homes. Scroll down, and NBC’s USA Network is listed as carried in 90 million homes. Do a little surfing, and you’ll see that Lifetime Network is carried in 98 million homes.

    A lot of the issue is the quality of the shows, I agree; I feel sometimes like Tre flipped that table, and every RH franchise went nuts post-flip. In my experience (I was raised in NJ, lived in Chicago, and now live in North Hollywood), Bravo isn’t always considered basic cable, so if a subscriber purchases the cheapest package, TBS or USA might be available, but Bravo and HGTV are not. It’s a “premium” basic channel.

    PS: I feel like I will get my “luxury” fix watching Brad and the Dukes of Melrose, I really liked those shows. Not RZ, though, too twiggy for me.

    • dch60
      March 15, 2013 at 2:28 PM

      This is true too. There are many other variables, such as what I mentioned above, that effect the numbers. Statistics are NEVER as straight forward as those providing them would like us to believe. Regardless, it would be smart on Andy’s part to pay more attention to the blogs although I believe Andy did just that with RHoNY and he feels that it backfired. More than likely, that has hurt our argument tremendously.

  9. Ana-Capri
    March 12, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    I always thought the numbers were huge for Jersey-? I don’t watch very much TV of any type, but I read-somewhere that the numbers for RHONJ were good??

    • Ana-Capri
      March 12, 2013 at 10:32 AM

      Maybe the #s are only big for Bravo-Just found this- “The Real Housewives of New Jersey season four debut ranks as the most-viewed season premiere in Bravo history with 3 million total viewers.” -The Hollywood Reporter- It seems like a lot to me.

      • AnnieC
        March 12, 2013 at 1:52 PM

        Ana Capri – with 3 mil views – the show still would not make it into the top 25 cable shows – squarebob spongepants would still come out on top! I do think the upcoming NJ season premiere will pull in numbers – but will soon fade into the night…

  10. LilyM
    March 12, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    Hey Melissa miss the casting for OZ the great and powerful, she b looking like Wicked Witch of The West hahaha and she’s wearing green and all, but the expression is spot on !! 🙂

    • Jeannie5233
      March 12, 2013 at 1:45 PM

      Not to be unkind because I don’t like to comment on people’s looks as we are born with what we have and don’t have control (well, short of plastic surgery, etc.!) over how we look, but many people have said Melissa is a prettier version of Margaret Hamilton who played the Wicked Witch of the West in the Judy Garland version of The Wizard of Oz.

      • March 12, 2013 at 11:56 PM

        She certainly would not need much make-up to play the part.

  11. March 12, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    We all know shows like Gallery Girls and Shahs of Sunset use the housewife blue print, which is more of Bravo’s scripted drama and we all know what the viewers and critics are saying.

    Bravo needs to pull it’s head out of the sand and start listening to the viewers as well as the critics. This is what the viewers are saying about your other programs, listen up Bravo.

    Millionaire Matchmaker – I watched one episode and was disgusted and appalled by this moron’s attitude.

    Kathy – Because there are few celebrities actually featured on the show, much of its focus is on the endless sex jokes and bleeped language used to talk about them.

    Tabatha Takes Over – cant stand her! she looks like an alien and her voice is so annoying.

    The Rachel Zoe Project – At the very least, they need something to make the show interesting enough to watch for other reasons besides placed cameos by fashion legends.

    Top Chef – I wrote about the disaster of a season that ensued, its inane rivalries, and the “mean-girl” antics that put the cooking on the back burner.

    Flipping Out – “Flipping Out” might want to consider flipping off
    Lewis, six seasons into the game, comes across as simply unpleasant.

    Watch What Happens Live – He is an awful host. I can’t watch the show anymore.

    For almost all of the above mentioned programs I could not find ONE favorable review. Top Chef once had good reviews, but as of lately, all of it’s reviews seem to have gone south. It is not rocket science Bravo, just “google” your programs and see what the viewers and the critics are saying.

    • March 13, 2013 at 12:54 AM


    • March 13, 2013 at 10:45 AM

      if this isn’t proof that Andy has ruined Bravo, I don’t know what is. Wasn’t he just promoted to head of programming or something?? I think we ALL used to watch a lot more of Bravo before that happened!

  12. Honeybee
    March 12, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Good. Hopefully this will lead to the downfall of Bravo.

  13. Louisa
    March 12, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    I quit watching Bravo because I could no longer stand the filth. They keep pushing the envelope when it comes to seeing how low they can go. And I ain’t no prude neither!

    • March 12, 2013 at 11:03 PM

      I really don’t watch Bravo either anymore, but am still addicted to Jersey. They did ruin everything else, I wonder who their target audience is as it’s obvious that most that “were” viewers can’t stand the scripting and as you said filth. If Miss Andy’s goal was to chase viewers off, he’s done a darn good job of that. The last time I watched it was NJ and they happened to run Top Gun instead of their constant reruns.

      • March 12, 2013 at 11:04 PM

        Let me clarify … they have ruined Jersey as well, but I’m still addicted.

    • Ana-Capri
      March 13, 2013 at 10:29 AM

      It is all trash-but I must admit I do want to see how things turn out for Teresa. Jersey is all I watch on Bravo. The others I can do without. I have always hoped for her is have her own show-FAR away from Bravo.

      • pinkie
        March 13, 2013 at 10:41 PM

        I am huge fan of Teresa, I will watch again once she is no longer on RHNJ. Andy Cohens hatred of her husband and children is too disturbing.

  14. March 12, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    Just checking in before bed, this “spring forward” is killing me.

    I have noticed a few new posters, welcome and keep posting. Fame’s site is awesome.

    Jeannie, celi and mzjulesaz, I hope all is well. Sackem and LilyM, enjoy those babies all you can, before you know it they will be grown up.

    • March 12, 2013 at 10:58 PM

      Hey moma — hope all is well with you too. I get the time change as I hate it since I literally move from mountain to pacific — ugh. I’m now 3 hours behind the east coast and it really sucks for meeting as I’m NOT a morning person.

      We do have some new posters and I am with you welcome an keep on posting!

      Sackem and LilyM — post pics!!!

      • March 13, 2013 at 12:53 AM

        Ugh, she’s grown out of the suit I bought her home from the hospital in. Bittersweet!

    • Jeannie5233
      March 13, 2013 at 8:23 AM

      Hi Moma – same to you my dear! Spring is finally peeping its head cautiously out – love waking up to the birds chirping! Pretty soon it will be time for crocus, daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths -yeah!!

  15. Jeannie5233
    March 13, 2013 at 8:45 AM

    Bryan “Bulldog” was at NYU for tests and evaluation this past week. He hasn’t been feeling too well from the looks of his TL and it appears he got some bad news. It certainly doesn’t look good:


    Where all gonna die, that’s life but as long as your living while dying & not dying while living. It’s all good! #staypostive 👊
    5:02 p.m. – Mar 12, 2013

    He probably could use lots of postivity and prayers sent his way about now.

    • mare
      March 13, 2013 at 9:06 AM

      He has a prayer from me. I peeked in on his twitter the other day. I’m a dog person and like seeing pictures of his beautiful dogs. There was a photo of Brian looking ill with one of the dogs comforting him. It just broke my heart. I said a prayer for him then.

      • Jeannie5233
        March 13, 2013 at 9:24 AM

        I know mare – I saw that picture and you are right. It really is heartbreaking – it is what prompted me to post here. He already has so much courage but what he is facing, at such a young age – I can’t even imagine. And his family – his parents and his sister – they are going through an awful time as well. I wish them all the ability to find the strength they will need as they continue to go through this extremely difficult ordeal. My prayers for all of them.

        • March 13, 2013 at 1:04 PM

          I hope they can remove all of the tumor. If they can’t, I hope it stops growing. I am praying for Bryan.

        • March 13, 2013 at 1:17 PM

          This is so very sad, my prayers of with Bryan.

    • March 13, 2013 at 3:46 PM

      OH NO!

  16. Ana-Capri
    March 13, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Fame-Sackem-anyone who knows-I need some info! After reading a few other blogs today-I saw this:

    “Manzo admits he was skeptical of the claims at first and he doesn’t quite understand the science, but the more he drinks it — he downs a bottle a day — and the more he hears from satisfied customers, the more he believes in blk.

    One case in particular, he told Patch, has really assured him of the product’s potential: A mother gave her autistic son blk. to drink, thinking its unique color might get him drinking more water. The boy not only drank it, he loved it, but the amazing part, he started behaving. The mother reached out to Albie, shocked, who sent her two more cases to try. Her son is stimming less and listening and following directions more. The difference, she told Manzo, is unbelievable. ”

    Was this BEFORE or AFTER they knew about Nicholas?

    This makes them looks REALLY REALLY bad!!

    • March 13, 2013 at 10:28 AM

      Ana-Capri, that is from an August 9, 2011 article, and it does make the Manzos look really bad. I did a story about it here:

      Blackwater and Autism — The Lauritas Use Autism as a Platform to Promote Blk; Jacqueline Admits She’s In It for the Money!

      The Manzos have backed off from those claims, it appears.

      • Ana-Capri
        March 13, 2013 at 10:32 AM

        Thank you so much-this is very near and dear to this Grandmothers heart. It’s hard to believe they-or anyone would stoop this low. I will now read this article.

      • Ana-Capri
        March 13, 2013 at 10:40 AM


        Cast members of Bravo TV’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey hosted a blk. water tasting event on at Stacks Pancake House in Paramus on Saturday. Caroline Manzo and her sons, Albie and Chris Manzo, along with Jacqueline Laurita and her husband, Chris, appeared at the event and are partners in Blk. Beverages. Visitors enjoyed taste-testings, photos and autographs with the Housewives and their families. A portion of the proceeds from this event are being donated to Autism Speaks. – NorthJersey.com and WycoffPatch.com, November 19, 2012

        Makes me think they just very well may be trying to use their little boy to push BLK!
        This is so terrible-Autism Speaks should stay FAR away them. 😦

        • Jersey
          March 13, 2013 at 10:58 AM

          They don’t have a choice because they are broke and need to make money.

          • Ana-Capri
            March 13, 2013 at 11:06 AM

            I think they do have a choice-they just chose what is very very wrong.

            • Jeannie5233
              March 13, 2013 at 11:14 AM

              I agree Ana-Capri – we all can make choices – even non action on a decision is making a choice. And this – is not only a bad choice, it is an abhorrent one to even insinuate a connection betweent autism and blk.

              Regardless of one’s financial situation, there is NO excuse for something like this – it likens back to the era of charletons harking Coca Cola as having medicinal properties. People, desperate for anything to help their child, will feed into this – it is disgusting.

              After all of this, the RIGHT choice for the Manzos would be to come out and say there has been a misunderstanding and there is no clinical proof that blk is a remedy for autism. But they won’t.

    • Hunny Badger
      March 13, 2013 at 11:16 AM

      They are in deep shit if they try to irresponsibly promote a dietary supplement-containing beverage to cure or treat a disease. I work in the industry and the FDA absolutely prohibits that.

    • March 13, 2013 at 3:45 PM

      Oh Ana,

      I just think it’s terrible that these people are profiting off a little boy. This subject deserves to be dealt with in a respectful manner not to prove a point as in “I swear on my child and he’s Autistic” as Jac declared at the reunion. These people are just not sophisticated enough to give the issue proper attention. I wonder how many kickbacks Jac gets for her tweets!
      I think you’ll find one of my comments in the article Fame linked sharing my absolute amazement that two young boys from Jersey who do fart jokes have managed to stumble across something that has eluded scientist for years! They really should be working at NASA or in some bio chemistry lab, not hawking Mama’s Meatballs at somebody else’s restaurant in downtown Hoboken

  17. Jeannie5233
    March 13, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    FauxRealityEnt is tweeting Jacs had a tummy tuck last week – remember a few weeks ago, Jacs had tweeted about possibly having a tummy tuck and was tweeting back and forth with Dr. Brent Molleken (he is married to Dayna Devon who is rumored to possibly be on RHOBH next season) who specializes in the Hybrid Tummy Tuck?

    Maybe it’s just a koinkidink that Jacs happened to go to CA last week and was MIA for a few days because she didn’t have internet service? Hmmmmmmm!!!!

    If this is true, really makes you wonder whether she is mentally stable as her priorities and fiscal responsibility is questionable given she owes boatloads of money to the State of NJ and her home is possibly in foreclosure.

    • March 13, 2013 at 6:10 PM

      They’ve got the hyperbaric chamber for her to recover in though Jeannie.
      I think it’s going to be a Catty Sackem kind of day – Saucer of Milk!

      • March 13, 2013 at 7:39 PM

        Too funny. Make mine chocolate, lol.

    • March 13, 2013 at 7:25 PM

      Yummy tuck makes sense. I figured it was that or rehabilitate as she cannot go without tweeting that long. Ifshe went tocali for it, wonder if it was filmed? The chick seriously needs to stop with the Borodin and surgeries. She looks horrible.

    • March 13, 2013 at 7:38 PM

      There is no doubt about it, I believe she had the tummy tuck. Jacqueline just makes me sick.

      I also question the autism diagnosis, the timeline was just not right. They had to wait for months because of the insurance? It all goes down at the end of Season 4, when they really began promoting blk.? They were ready to run with that Albie story about the mother with the autistic child and blk. being the wonder drink. Again, people cannot be fooled that easily.

      If they have the resources to botox, fill and tummy tuck Jac, they had the resources to get Nick the correct diagnosis as soon as possible. She seems to be traveling all around the country promoting blk., who is taking care of Nick?

      In my opinion, the Laurita’s believed blk. was the golden egg. They thought it would bring in millions and would be the answer to all of their financial problems. That did not happen and their finances are in shambles, their home is more than likely in foreclosure, they owe back taxes and Jac gets a tummy tuck. I am shaking my head in disbelief.

      A word to Jac. If you want to maintain the results of that tummy tuck, put the bottle down, get off of twitter and start exercising.

      • March 13, 2013 at 8:07 PM

        I do believe that nick is on th spectrum, as I cannot fathom a parent saying that if it were not true. Iagree and do not understand why they waited for insurance for a dd. It makes no sense.

    • Jeannie5233
      March 13, 2013 at 8:33 PM

      Maybe Jacs wanted to look her very best for tomorrow. Iti is, after all, the day when arguments will heard for all motions in the Federal Bankruptcy Proceeding Case against the Lauritas. Until these motions are settled, all depositions have been suspended. However, the Discovery part, both Fact and Expert, is ongoing.

      In all seriousness, more than likely she will not have to appear and it is doubtful Bravo will film. This is preliminary until all evidence is gathered and examined. Once completed, then it will be decided whether charges are to be filed. But there certainly appears to be a mountain of evidence so the Lauritas definitely have a lot on their plate right now between the hearings, the tax lien, the possible foreclosure, and Jacs plastic surgery bills.

  18. March 13, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    So Kathy’s heading back to Qvc to sell some more kits on the 21st. She’s been conspicuously absent from all the peace talks don’t you think?

    • March 13, 2013 at 7:17 PM

      She must have sold more than was published on blots or they would not have asked her back. Not something I’m interested in but goof for her. She got her piece of the pie.

      • March 13, 2013 at 7:41 PM

        I think QVC is making a last ditch effort to get rid of all the leftover kits, promoting them for Easter. Just my opinion.

        • Jeannie5233
          March 13, 2013 at 7:51 PM

          Wonder what the expiration date is on them?! 😉

        • March 13, 2013 at 7:57 PM


        • haydaki
          March 13, 2013 at 8:37 PM

          Oh my, I just said that the other day to a friend. LOL!

  19. March 13, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    I would think, from my own experience with frozen products, the expiration would be around July of 2013. For the price you could purchase fresh cannolis, already made.

    • March 13, 2013 at 8:22 PM

      I know for me personally, I don’t buy anything frozen that I have to build myself. It’s just not something I’m interested in when I go buy fresh. I do realize that there are many places in the US that don’t have bakeries where they can, so there is a market however I think it is small.

  20. AnnieC
    March 13, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    Some people. – Caroline Manzo’s tweet about the pope “there’s also white smoke coming out of my office but no one cares about that” – what a narcissistic piece of work.

    • Jeannie5233
      March 13, 2013 at 8:53 PM

      You are kidding – I can’t believe she actually tweeted that – no, I guess I can – how ignorant.

      • AnnieC
        March 13, 2013 at 9:09 PM

        Jeannie check fox news entertainment section – almost spit out a good sip of wine when I read it.

        • Jeannie5233
          March 13, 2013 at 9:54 PM

          OK – this is strange. The tweet you mention shows on the link at Fox News Entertainment, but when you click on the link to the article, Caroline’s tweet reads differently. I included the link here so it shows what you say, but it is not in the article anymore. Maybe she caught some flak, and deleted it.

          Celebs Take to Twitter to Welcome New Pope
          Wed, 13 Mar 2013

          … Ramona Singer (@ramonasinger) March 13, 2013 Pope Francis – I like his face – he’s got a good face – — Caroline Manzo (@CarolineManzo) March 13, 2013 There’s also white smoke coming out of my office, but nobody seems that excited …

          Caroline Manzo@CarolineManzo
          Pope Francis – I like his face – he’s got a good face –
          7:27 PM – 13 Mar 13

          • Anonymous
            March 13, 2013 at 10:05 PM

            Well, she does think she’s infallible!

            Sackem – stuck in a parents room when I’m meant to be shopping. Do they always pick the best time to wee themselves and demand to be feed simultaneously then scream their lungs out because it’s physically impossible to do two things at once? Jeez, people REALLY look at you!! We’re dealing with serious nappy rash/ thrush so both were urgent! Ended up with a costum change and a flood in the pram!

          • AnnieC
            March 13, 2013 at 10:22 PM

            Yep, you’re right – I just read it again and I did misread it – so sorry about that – I owe ms manzo an apology. So glad you checked Jeannie!!!

            • Jeannie5233
              March 13, 2013 at 10:33 PM

              It was an honest mistake 🙂 – I can definitely see how that could read that Caroline tweeted it. I read it that way too. But the mystery is then – who said it?!?! Because it’s not in the article at all.

    • Jeannie5233
      March 13, 2013 at 9:00 PM

      This is also on Caroline’s TL – promoting her book. How? By answering the question – “Why Is Teresa Crazy?”

      • March 13, 2013 at 9:14 PM

        Damage control. Not working Caroline. Your book will not sell very many copies. Contact Andy as soon as possible.

      • AnnieC
        March 13, 2013 at 9:20 PM

        Oh no, she’s speaking in tongues!

      • embee
        March 13, 2013 at 10:30 PM

        I wonder if she had her makeup done at Catface. Her eyes are her best feature by far and they look squinty and overdone. Nice work, Lauren …

        So predictable … a NJ HW has the chance to promote herself and she uses the time to discuss Teresa?

        “There are people that adore ME!” OK Caroline, I guess those people haven’t found their way to Amazon to comment on your book.

        • March 13, 2013 at 11:15 PM

          LOL — adore her. Odd phrase to use as most people don’t adore stars, they like them or not. She thinks pretty highly of herself to consider herself adored.

          • celi
            March 14, 2013 at 9:32 PM

            hello my fame blog family .i wont be posting for awhile,our daughter was found and all is GOING TO BE GOOD,prayers are coveted and to let you know i saw the (and felt) the prayers and all the well wishes ,truly i love you all for it ,my lil girl is specials needs 17 in yrs but 12 in reality,there were 3 arrests and we are homeschooling (home bound)from now on .i will never trust the system again.,
            people protect your children the boys also ,,
            in 1million yrs we NEVER thought this would happen to us ,it has and now we have to find a way to cope to live to understand the evil that is in people,
            blessings cc

            • Jeannie5233
              March 14, 2013 at 11:05 PM

              My dearest dearest celi –

              You, your very special daughter, and your entire family will always be in my prayers. And whenever I see a dragonfly, I will think of you and send up a prayer to God that He will watch over all of you in the bad times and the good times as well. You have a strong faith and that will see you through. Take care and if you can, let us know how you are.

            • elemcee
              March 14, 2013 at 11:22 PM

              Celi, I am so glad that your angel was found and is going to be good. Hold tightly to your faith and let it be the light that guides you in the darkness. I will be thinking of you and your daughter.

            • dch60
              March 15, 2013 at 2:43 PM

              Oh my cell… I haven’t been able to check in in a while. I had no idea what was going on… just saw posts offering prayers. I was hoping to come across a comment that would give me more info and this is the first I’ve come across. I’m thrilled it sounds like some good news but I obviously don’t know the entire story. I take it your daughter was missing? I can’t imagine what you’ve been going through. I don’t know if you’ll see this post, but in hopes that you will, I wish the best for you and yours. I’m taking it that your daughter was violated in some way. I will pray for your family and have confidence you will all find strength through your beliefs. Goodness will prevail over evil even if we don’t see it right away. Bless you and yours.

              • dch60
                March 15, 2013 at 2:44 PM

                Everything else going on here seems so insignificant after reading your post. It puts what’s truly important into perspective.

  21. Margaret
    March 17, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Love my Walking Dead

  22. Margaret
    March 17, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    Maybe when RHONJ comes on & DStaubs comes on the ratings will go up up & away

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