When Lady Gaga appeared on Watch What Happens Live on Wednesday, there was no shortage of quotable statements and quality gossip fodder… As can always be expected when you book Lady Gaga for a live show. Yet, fewer people tuned into the show than another other since Watch What Happens Live returned from break on Sunday.
“Despite having Top Chef Masters as the 10pm lead-in attracting 952,000 viewers (437,000 aged 18-49 – Demo 0.30), only 552,000 stayed on at 11pm and of those only 294,000 were aged 18-49, which is just 0.20 in that demo,” reported the blog Bravo Ratings.
In contrast, nearly 800,000 tuned into Sunday’s episode with Danielle Staub.
Of course, there are a number of factors that affect ratings for any given show on any given night. In this case, however, Gaga’s episode seemed primed for better ratings than the previous ones for a few reasons: She is a certified superstar, which should have made her appeal to a larger audience that the Bravolebrities who often appear. The show was also preceded by Top Chef Masters, which is nearing the end of its season.
Maybe people just have Gaga fatigue…