New Jersey a hot state for cable reality shows

'Real Housewives,' 'Jerseylicious,' 'Jersey Couture' in the mix

New Jersey has become the state of choice for cable reality shows:

-- Bravo's "Real Housewives of New Jersey": Monday's finale of the original Garden State reality show was the season's most-watched episode, with 3.4 million total viewers, and became the network's highest-rated telecast of the year. A two-part reunion special kicks off Monday.

-- Style's "Jerseylicious": Season 1 averaged 349,000 total viewers and reached more than 15 million unique viewers. The show became the network's most-watched first season in the women 18-34 demographic. Season 2 premieres Sept. 15.

-- Oxygen's "Jersey Couture": Season 1 ratings were not made available by the network, but the show met with mediocre reviews and hasn't yet been picked up for a second season.
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