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Description:Bravo’s target audience is age 25-54, affluent, educated and tech-savvy males and females with high levels of ... more
Bravo ... disposable income. Bravo's market share of this demographic continues to grow, and according to Bravo’s annual programming report, is higher than that of competing networks such as A&E, The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, Food Network, HGTV and The Travel Channel. Their focus on this demographic is apparent from their programming, particularly their reality programs that focus on celebrities, living and home improvement, as well as reruns of programs that play well to this audience. Local and national advertising is appropriate to the target demographic: local advertisers include jewelry shops and computer stores, and national advertisers include computer companies and business services. Bravo is a cable television network owned by NBC Universal. It is currently seen in more than 79 million homes and was the first service dedicated to film, drama, and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. Bravo's programming schedule includes feature films (primarily from the Universal catalogue). Bravo also airs reruns of series from parent network NBC, and produces original reality content. / Bravo utilizes block programming for both new shows and successful existing ones. Bravo has also had great success with programming franchises. These include their "100 Greatest..." TV and the film retrospectives, based upon the concept of AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies; Project Greenlight and Project Runway; Showbiz Moms & Dads and Showdog Moms & Dads; Party/Party and a handful of successful gay-themed dating and reality shows (i.e. Queer Eye, Project Runway, which contains several gay contestants, and Workout, which features a lesbian lead) a niche which had yet to be filled by the reality-heavy networks.
Newest Review: ... and Hogan dominate and having dreadful storylines. The Unit: probably my favourite part of Bravo's programming, this is a fabulous show about an elite police "unit" that is created by Shawn Ryan who originally made The Shield. It's probably the most up-market thing they show, given that a lot of their bill is filled with programmes like "The World's Toughest Gangs" and ... more
Customer Bravo Reviews (18)
by - written on 12/01/10 (42 readings)
Bravo is quite a peculiar little channel, that deals primarily in very cult tastes, with a firmly regimented target audience of middle-aged men, and frankly I can't really see much that would appeal to women on this channel. I used to watch it quite a bit during the late nineties, but despite their attempts to be more current with up-to-date wrestling coverage, I've become a bit bored with their rigid format and tendency to repeat shows a lot. This isn't quite as laughable as Men and Motors, but it's not the edgy, self-consciously laddish channel that it once was. Nevertheless here are their main points of focus: Wrestling: back in the day they used to cover ... Read the complete review
by - written on 31/10/09 (Very useful, 33 readings)
Bravo always used to be quite a cool and respectable channel, about 10 years ago when the whole satellite TV thing was still relatively exclusive. Of recent years, with the arrival of channel after channel with big bucks behind them, Bravo has turned into more of a cult channel, with its programmes being quite specific in terms of interest level. They still have wrestling on there, although where it used to be the WWE (or WWF as it was known then), it's now TNA wrestling, which has recently acquired Hulk Hogan as its latest advocate and star. It has other programmes that are quite specific towards an American population, although I quite like watching them ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/03/09 (Very useful, 44 readings)
Bravo is a UK digital satellite television channel that can be found on channel 123 for Sky Satellite viewers and channel 136 for Virgin Media cable viewers. It started broadcasting in 1985 and has now added a sister channel Bravo 2 as well as Bravo +1 which repeats all of the main Bravo (1) channel's broadcasts an hour afterwards. It has a current approximate audience share of 0.2%. To put this into perspective here are some other approximate audience share figures. QVC 0.2% Living 0.7% C5 4.7% C4 7.4% Its main target audience is men under the age of 30. Some of its most popular and/or notable programmes are ... Read the complete review
by - written on 20/02/09 (Very useful, 31 readings)
My favourite channel by a mile. Bravo offers Pro Wrestling, alternative to the Sky Sports offering of WWE on a subscription. Bravo is available to Virgin Media customers, as it is a Virgin Media Television owned channel, and is available to Sky. Oringinally, it was thought that Bravo could have been pulled off the Sky network as a caridge deal was said to have been undercut by Sky, who offered a laughable amount to carry the channel, along with its sister channels, Living, Challenge, fTN (Now Virgin 1) however, the channels were kept on the Sky network as VMTV realised that the loss of Advertising revenue would seriously hurt the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 04/01/08 (Very useful, 102 readings)
It is safe to say that Bravo is pretty much aimed at the 20 to 40 male population and this is emphasised by some of the links they show which are basically quotations such as the one stating "Behaving Badly since 1985" which was when the station first went on air. If you are looking for high brow entertainment and thought provoking documentaries then you are in the wrong place, rather if you want mindless live camera action and reality shows from the good old United Staes of America then you will not be disappointed. From what I can tell the three main shows that feature on this channel are Dog the Bounty Hunter which is about a rather ... Read the complete review
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