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Project Runway Premiere Hits 3 Million

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All that controversy—"The Weinstein Group uprooting the reality show from Bravo to Lifetime next season, and 'Runway' judge Nina Garcia losing her job at Elle and reemerging at Marie Claire"—might've helped ratings. Per WWD: "Last Wednesday's premiere on Bravo registered nearly 3 million viewers, the highest premiere viewership in the show's history, according to figures from The Nielsen Co. The show has captured a significantly larger viewership since its launch — the first season premiere garnered just 354,000 viewers, but the program began to attract a larger audience after Bravo aired reruns of the show near midseason; the second season's premiere racked up 925,000 total viewers. The first episodes of seasons three and four drew 2.4 million total viewers and 2.9 million total viewers, respectively." [WWD, subscription req]