As the Dow continues to plummet Bravo’s
ratings keep going higher. Last month they claimed their biggest ratings ever according to a fascinating article in the Kansas City Star.
Recently Bravo’s affluential programming has been under attack for
one of the first networks to respond to the recession before there even
officially was one.
“We were shooting the first season of a show called ‘Million
Dollar Listing,’” she recalled. “We wanted to have both houses close at the end
of the show. We wanted resolution.”
Bravo had a successful show about reselling high-end homes, “Flipping
Out,” and this seemed like a natural extension.
Just one problem: “The houses were not closing,” Zalaznick said.
“It took forever to shoot.”
Eventually, the format of “Million Dollar Listing” changed with
the times: Instead of both deals closing every episode, usually only one would.
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