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Top Chef 4 premiere draws 2.3 million viewers; BET’s premiere of College Hill 5 draws 1.6 million

Two reality show season premieres drew record numbers of viewers for their franchises.

Top Chef 4‘s premiere was watched by 2.256 million viewers. That’s 11 percent more viewers than watched the premiere of the third season, according to Bravo. Ratings also increased “by five percent among adults 18-49 (1.475 vs. 1.407 million).”

Meanwhile, after taking an Apprentice-like approach for its fifth season, BET’s College Hill 6 moved back toward its premise, with eight Georgia college students living together in Atlanta. The premiere was watched by 1.6 million viewers, “the #1 BET premiere for the 2007-08 season,” according to the network. And “[t]he first two episodes made season five the #1 COLLEGE HILL season premiere night in BET history.”

Bravo’s “Top Chef: Chicago” Fourth Season Premiere Up 11%… [Bravo press release]
Bet’s ‘College Hill’ Is Back And Better Than Ever With A Record-Breaking Fifth Season Premiere [BET press release]

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