'Housewives' From Around the World

Andrew Southam

With the series seemingly at its domestic cap, the franchise reaches millions abroad as it starts original spinoffs internationally.


U.K.: With the exception of the D.C. series, the entire franchise has performed strongly with U.K. viewers.

Netherlands: New York City, Orange County and Beverly Hills are popular with the Dutch.

Denmark: The Beverly Hills, D.C., New York City and Orange County shows do the best among Danish viewers.

Sweden: Orange County and Beverly Hills have had the strongest response here.

Poland: Polish audiences prefer both the New York City and the Orange County shows.

Germany: The only series resonating with German audiences is New York City.

Australia: Fans Down Under don't discriminate. Every series in the franchise has met a positive response with Australian viewers.


Real Housewives of Vancouver: Currently in production, the international series will bow in March 2012.

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Now in its second season, the franchise's most decadent series has proven to be an international favorite (including in Spain!).

Real Housewives of Orange County: With its seventh season set to premiere in early 2012, the original series is among those performing well abroad.

Real Housewives of Atlanta: Despite record-breaking numbers domestically for the show's fourth-season bow, the series has not yet cultivated a strong international following.

Real Housewives of New York City: Perhaps because of its relative proximity, New York City performs strongly in most European countries.

Real Housewives of New Jersey: The popularity of HBO's Sopranos set the stage for this Garden State series to translate for a global audience.

Real Housewives of D.C.: Canceled after only one season, D.C. has seen a second life with Australian and Danish viewers.

Real Housewives of Miami: Much like D.C., the Florida-based series is connecting with viewers in Australia and the U.K.


Real Housewives of the U.K.*: With British viewers already familiar with the Bravo franchise, NBCU is looking to cast a U.K. spinoff in the near future.

Real Housewives of France*: Casting is currently under way for a French version of the series.

Real Housewives of Athens: Greece's ANT1 has already green-lighted a second season of the franchise's first overseas original format.


Real Housewives of Israel : The Israeli series bowed in October 2011, making it the second international Housewives show.

Real Housewives of Asia*: NBCU is exploring three regions for an Asian offshoot -- Hong Kong, Indonesia and Singapore -- but may decide to feature all three.

Real Housewives of Australia*: NBCU is in discussions to cast an offshoot in the country's affluent Gold Coast community.

* = city undetermined