'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Season Premiere Hits Franchise High

Monday's third season opener drew 2.87 million total viewers.

Nothing's slowing down the Real Housewives.

The 90-minute third season premiere of Bravo's The Real Housewives of New Jersey delivered the highest-rated opener in network history with 2.02 million viewers in the coveted adults 18-49 demographic tuning in to Monday's episode.

The New Jersey premiere also set a franchise record in total viewers, luring 2.87 million, up 23 percent. To compare, last spring's third season opener of The Real Housewives of New York City drew 2.04 million.

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