After a franchise-wide low ratings record last week, The Real Housewives of Miami saw an increase this week with its latest episode! BravoRatings.com reported that 98,000 more viewers thank last week tuned in, bringing the total to 859,000 total viewers. Joe Francis who was part of the drama this episode shared the news and took credit for the ratings increase on Twitter! Find out what Lisa and Andy Cohen had to say!
After Joe Francis tweeted, “Real Housewives of Miami viewers UP 13% last night on Bravo due the
@realJoeFrancis ratings bump! http://bravoratings.com/2012/10/26/bravo-ratings-for-thursday-october-25th-2012-rhom-wwhl/ … @LeaBlack @BravoAndy,” Andy replied to Joe and said very coyly, “ @RealJoeFrancis @leablack so That’s why??”
In true douchebag form, Joe replied, “It’s not my fault that I’m ratings GOLD!”
Lisa Hochstein then retweeted a fan and agreed, “
@LuvMy2nates: Umm no that’s NOT y, it’s cuz it’s almost an entire ep at @lisahochstein house!!”
Joe argued, “Sorry to burst your bubble
@lisahochstein BUT the only thing different on last nights episode vs the first 7 is THAT I WAS ON IT!”
Joe technically is right. He was the only difference in the new episode that saw ratings go up from past episodes. However, I do not think people tuned in to see him. I honestly thought this was the episode where Joanna gets slapped by Adriana and I think people may have been under the same impression and thus tuned in!
Do you think Bravo owes Joe Francis for the ratings or is it just a convenience that they went up on the episode he appears in?