You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Project Runway’ ratings rise

4th season finale 'made it work' Wednesday

In TV, like fashion, either you’re “in” or you’re “out” — and Bravo’s “Project Runway” was most definitely “in” on Wednesday night.

The fourth season finale of “Project Runway” made it work, posting the best adult 18-49 ratings in Bravo history. Show also wound up in second place in its 10 p.m. slot in the demo, only behind sister NBC’s “Law & Order.”

“Runway” averaged 3.75 million viewers among 18- to 49-year-olds on Wednesday, improving on the season three finale (3.44 million) by 9%. Last season’s finale previously held the title for top-rated Bravo program ever in the demo.

Among total viewers, finale took a slight dip, attracting 5.18 million viewers overall, compared to 5.36 million viewers for the season three finale.

Underdog Christian Siriano — the youngest finalist, plus the one who managed to create his winning designs in a cramped New York apartment closet — pulled off the win over rivals Rami Kashou and Jillian Lewis.

Overall, when live-plus-seven-day ratings are counted, “Project Runway’s” fourth season increased its 18-49 marks by 10% vs. last season (2.68 million, up from 2.43 million) and 4% with viewers (3.8 million, up from 3.66 million).

Also on the night, the finale of “The Millionaire Matchmaker” pulled in 938,000 viewers — up 13% from its season average. And the bow of “The Real Housewives of New York City” posted 824,000 viewers — up 69% from the time period’s recent performance.

More TV

  • Nordic Noir Gets Tropical Twist With

    Nordic Noir Gets Tropical Twist With Canary-set ‘Crimeshare’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    In TV, like fashion, either you’re “in” or you’re “out” — and Bravo’s “Project Runway” was most definitely “in” on Wednesday night. The fourth season finale of “Project Runway” made it work, posting the best adult 18-49 ratings in Bravo history. Show also wound up in second place in its 10 p.m. slot in the […]

  • SCANDAL - "Over A Cliff" -

    'Scandal' Series Finale Recap: The Gladiators Say Goodbye in 'Over A Cliff'

    In TV, like fashion, either you’re “in” or you’re “out” — and Bravo’s “Project Runway” was most definitely “in” on Wednesday night. The fourth season finale of “Project Runway” made it work, posting the best adult 18-49 ratings in Bravo history. Show also wound up in second place in its 10 p.m. slot in the […]

  • Bart Peters

    Former Audience Network Exec Bart Peters Launches Big Branch Productions

    In TV, like fashion, either you’re “in” or you’re “out” — and Bravo’s “Project Runway” was most definitely “in” on Wednesday night. The fourth season finale of “Project Runway” made it work, posting the best adult 18-49 ratings in Bravo history. Show also wound up in second place in its 10 p.m. slot in the […]

  • David Hogg

    TV News Roundup: Freeform, ABC News Team for 'Parkland: For Our Lives' Special

    In TV, like fashion, either you’re “in” or you’re “out” — and Bravo’s “Project Runway” was most definitely “in” on Wednesday night. The fourth season finale of “Project Runway” made it work, posting the best adult 18-49 ratings in Bravo history. Show also wound up in second place in its 10 p.m. slot in the […]

  • Henrik Bastin UTA

    'Bosch' Producer Fabrik Entertainment Signs With UTA (EXCLUSIVE)

    In TV, like fashion, either you’re “in” or you’re “out” — and Bravo’s “Project Runway” was most definitely “in” on Wednesday night. The fourth season finale of “Project Runway” made it work, posting the best adult 18-49 ratings in Bravo history. Show also wound up in second place in its 10 p.m. slot in the […]

  • Pilot -- Upon learning that Lesley

    CBS Pulls Comedy 'Living Biblically' Off Schedule

    In TV, like fashion, either you’re “in” or you’re “out” — and Bravo’s “Project Runway” was most definitely “in” on Wednesday night. The fourth season finale of “Project Runway” made it work, posting the best adult 18-49 ratings in Bravo history. Show also wound up in second place in its 10 p.m. slot in the […]

  • Hulu Orders Middle School Comedy 'PEN15'

    Hulu Orders Middle School Comedy 'PEN15'

    In TV, like fashion, either you’re “in” or you’re “out” — and Bravo’s “Project Runway” was most definitely “in” on Wednesday night. The fourth season finale of “Project Runway” made it work, posting the best adult 18-49 ratings in Bravo history. Show also wound up in second place in its 10 p.m. slot in the […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content