Who doesn't like a good catfight? The drink-throwing, the shoving and rancor that culminated The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 6 finale drew a series-high 2.88 million viewers, a 17 percent increase over the previous season's conclusion, according to Nielsen Media Research.
The Bravo program also attracted 1.86 million viewers aged 18-to-49, a 3 percent increase in the industry-prized demographic over last year's season-ender.
That gave a boost to Watch What Happens: Live, which immediately followed Sunday's show, as Andy Cohen hosted Season 6 newcomer Peggy Tanous and NHL journeyman Sean Avery, with 1.74 million people watching (1.13 million in the demo).
Among the broadcast networks Monday, ABC's The Bachelorette drew 7.70 million viewers at 8 p.m., roundly outpaced the 3.89 million that tuned in to the season premiere of Fox's MasterChef. It also won in the demo rating: 2.4 vs. 1.8. That figure marked a 33 percent plummet compared with last summer's last July premiere of MasterChef.
The Bachelorette averaged slightly more than 8 million and a 2.6 rating, up 11 percent and 18 percent, respectively, from the previous week.