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Project Runway: Highest Premiere Ratings Ever!

Project Runway: Highest Premiere Ratings Ever!

Project Runway pulled in an impressive 4.2 million viewers Thursday night during its two-hour sixth season premiere on Lifetime.

The season five premiere, which was on Bravo before the network switch, only garnerd 2.9 million viewers.

“We are thrilled about Project Runway‘s very strong premiere, which surpassed all of our expectations,” said Andrea Wong, President and CEO of Lifetime Networks.

DID YOU WATCH last night’s premiere of Runway? Will you be tuning in this season?

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  • Madonna-celebration 9/29

    I saw it, it was AMAZING.
    It’s the first time I’ve seen this show and I’m definately gonna keep watching it till the end. And I also love “Model of the Runway”, a great add to the whole “Project” (pun intended)

  • bella

    LOVED it. Will tune in every week!

  • meg4fancast

    It was good! Fancast is actually hosting a chat every Friday with the newly booted designer. Check it out-

  • sam

    With Nicole Kidman on the show its definitely has to be an impressive
    she looked great with red hair but wandering who’s the one who will wear the dress.

  • Alyn Clay

    loved how Lindsay Lohan had to kick off a girl that looked like her girlfriend

  • mickey

    Love Project Runway! That girl who got kicked off TOTALLY looked like Samantha Ronson. So far I don’t think any of these contestants are that great. None of them seemed particularly “high fashion,” but we’ll see. It was a red carpet challenge and most of those clothes didn’t look red carpet AT ALL.

  • Jacquie

    I only watched to see Nicole Kidman. She was so gorgeous and uplifting. Her red hair is fabulous!

  • mona

    Love! Love! Love! Heidi Klum..i was a fun before and will continue being a fun. Its is one of my fave show, hopefully this season we get to see better talent. Sad that Korto dint win all star challenge…
    Happy the show had high ratings…Bravo should suck on it!!

  • Buckley

    Good for Lifetime!
    Bravo has become so vulgar…

  • lyn

    I’m rooting for Logan and Christopher : )

  • lyn

    I’m rooting for Logan and Christopher : )

  • dsquared launch my line

    Looking forward to seeing how the new show Launch my Line ..does
    with Dean and Dan Caten..It is a similiar theme..on Project Runways
    old station Bravo…!!! It is great that the ratings are up this year..

  • lakers fan in boston

    wow thats a huge jump
    2.9 mil to 4.2m
    i was gonna watch it but i thought it was gonna suck, might tune in next week

  • Hayley

    Why was Lindsay Lohan on it? Is she popular in America?

  • gracie

    Korto was a total sour puss and bad sport about not winning the challenge. She is full of herself, and I was glad she didn’t win. She needs to learn you catch a whole lot more flies with honey than vinegar.

    Daniel V is a much better designer, but I wasn’t crazy about anything he did ladt night. He is usually much more elegant.

    And Santino and “Mycheal” as he is calling himself now, both need to go away and never come back.

    Personally, I would have loved to see Jillian or Kara Saun back intstead of those two.

    Sweet Pea, who seems to question herself and get lost too much, shouldn’t have been there either.

    Nicole K didn’t impress at all. Anyone can tape a segment and play it back. Big whoop.

    About the new season, I like that 50′s retro girl with the pageboy hair, the girl from Charleston SC, the lady from Eastern Europe, and the guy with the short corn rows, Ra,mon, I think he name is. The guy from Savannah is a goner and so is that red-headed guy with the stringy hair parted in the middle.

    I didn’t think I would like the model show, but I see they have the part with the designers choosing their models built in to that show, so I do think that is smart on the producers part. It will get people to tune in to see a little bit more, and it will leave more room in the show to focus on designers.

    Yes, I will be Project Runway’s btich once again. I have been watching since season 1.

  • greaser

    It was surprisingly good. All the buzz was bad but the show apparently hasn’t missed a beat since switching networks and production companies.

    And to the commenter who tuned in for Nic Kidman’s tired thirty-second videotaped (!) cameo: really?

  • Amy

    I’m rooting for Mitch for SCAD pride, and b/c he got screwed over by his model and I’d hate for him to become bitter if that dishonesty ruined his shot.

  • paul

    @Alyn Clay:

    That’s what I thought too!

  • ashley

    the two hours of project runway all star challenge was SO MUCH BETTER than the actual premiere. still LOVE the show but the new designers SUCK. sorry, but maybe 3 of them had decent designs. and what a simple challenge – RED CARPET. were they for real? the last time they had to use materials from a grocery store. lameee.

    very happy daniel won the all star challenge, his mini line was very wearable. korto is a drama queen, stfu already no one wants to hear you complain

    IRINA had a gorgeous gown and didn’t get enough credit :/
    HATEDDD Jerry’s red dress, ugh the front was disgusting, i couldn’t belive the judges liked it. OH WELL!!

    lovely to see Nicole & DVF. both are fab :)

  • Red Cedar

    Yes, I watched. Yes, I will be watching! This is my third season.

  • mertz

    i missed it. sad i’ve been busy but i had it all planned out and i still missed it. shit. anyways i will catch the rerun.

    EVERYONE, go to and vote for the designs you liked from episode 1. i want to see who wins. there were some really bad designs, bad fabric choices, bad sowing, bad concepts…but there were maybe 3 really strong ones and a couple good-mediocre ones. then there were the ones that made you want to puke :).

    i actually wanted to watch the model show/preview after. i want there to be another alternative to project runway. make me into a supermodel is pretty cool but they don’t have a wide range of models.

  • brentbent

    There is an alternative to Project Runway. It is Project Runway: Canada, Project Runway: Australia, and the UK’s Project Catwalk. The first two have two seasons each and the latter has three. PR: Australia is the middle of its second season and it is the best outing the PR franchise since season 1 of PR: USA.

  • suppress your appetite

    yesyesyes GOOD!

  • Tim obiavi avto

    Tim has a gorgeous gown and didn’t get enough credit. I saw it, it was amazing. Personally, I would have loved to see Jillian or Kara Saun back intstead of those two.