The #Scandoval has, predictably, been nice for scores: Bravo’s “Vanderpump Rules” is hovering.
In keeping with the community, the March 8 episode of “Vanderpump Guidelines” — the primary to air for the reason that information broke about Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss’ months-long affair — drew 2.2 million viewers throughout all platforms in Dwell + 3 scores. In stay viewing, that episode doubled its scores from the earlier week.
The community’s nightly speak present, “Watch What Occurs Dwell,” which featured collection matriarch Lisa Vanderpump being interviewed by Andy Cohen, additionally benefited, drawing 593,000 viewers within the 18 to 49 demographic alone.
And on Peacock, the place Bravo exhibits stream the subsequent day, the March 8 “Vanderpump Guidelines” was, based on the community’s knowledge factors, “the third highest episode ever of a Bravo on Peacock-next-day collection in each 18-49 and whole viewers (via 3 days).”
This phenomenon will certainly proceed as new episodes roll out. Wednesday’s episode has this hearth logline: “Lala and Katie freak out at Raquel for making out with Oliver. Again in Los Angeles, Scheana plans a guys night time to assist Schwartz get again within the sport. Tom and Tom weigh an enormous choice about the way forward for their bar. Lisa consoles Ariana about her loss. Charli’s arrival in Lake Havasu helps Raquel discover her voice, resulting in a friendship-ending battle.”
On March 3, TMZ broke the news that Sandoval and Leviss have been having an affair, and that Sandoval’s longtime associate (and “Vanderpump Guidelines” co-star) Ariana Madix had damaged up with him because of this. Since then, chaos has reigned within the Bravoverse, and particulars of the affair and the way it was uncovered have come out in Rashomon-like bits and items.
Although Madix has remained silent up to now, Sandoval and Leviss have issued a number of statements on Instagram. And Leviss was granted a brief restraining order in opposition to fellow solid member Scheana Shay, whom she claimed hit her. (Shay’s lawyer fired again at Leviss, calling her a “recognized liar and a cheat.)
Restraining order or no, Bravo nonetheless plans to movie a reunion with the solid in Los Angeles subsequent week, so as to strike whereas the iron is sizzling. Within the wake of the explosion after the preliminary TMZ report, the community and producer Evolution Media instantly started filming one other episode for the season to seize the breakup and its aftermath on digital camera. Present and former “Vanderpump Guidelines” stars flocked to be by Madix’s aspect — and sure, Kristen Doute, who dated Sandoval and stays shut with Madix, will seem within the new episode.