Bravo is known for creating some of the most binge-worthy reality television programming out there. These shows are sometimes like a trainwreck in that you literally can’t look away even as the drama gets ridiculous. In many ways, Bravo has perfected a certain kind of reality show and the hits just keep coming. After starting the Real Housewives franchise, this channel has made a big name for itself and is continuing to come up with dramatic reality tv that we all can’t get enough.
We’ve put together a list of the 10 best Bravo reality shows and ranked them leading up to the best.
11 THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK
This series was the second of the Real Housewives shows, and it’s extremely hard not to get sucked into. This show was the jump-off point for the careers of people such as Bethenny Frankel. The location of this series makes it so good because Manhattan is such an exciting place to live. While the start of the show especially might seem a little outdated, the drama is not.
10 SOUTHERN CHARM
Southern Charm is one of many Bravo shows that puts a group of people in one city together and watches their drama play out. In some ways, it is similar to the Real Housewives shows, but Southern Charm features a lot more men and even more relationship drama.
The show takes place in Charleston, South Carolina and watching these young singles try to deal with love and life with a backdrop of Southern culture is fascinating. The show definitely has had a lot of controversy, but it’s intriguing to watch.
9 THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY
The Real Housewives has had shows in many different cities with unique characters from each. The New Jersey show is one of the most memorable and has some pretty famous faces you might recognize even if you’ve never watched. These women are definitely focused on family, and fans love the particular Jersey flair this series had. While these housewives might not be quite as opulent as some from other cities, they are definitely highly entertaining to watch.
8 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NEW YORK
Bravo might just be thought of by some as being useless television, but they’ve actually had some series be nominated for Emmys and this is one of them. This show is a spinoff of the original which took place in Los Angeles. It’s wild to watch real estate agents in Manhattan as they sell some really expensive real estate in one of the most competitive areas in the country. You’ll be amazed by how much things cost and also intrigued by all the drama these real estate agents are living in.
7 THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA
The Real Housewives of Atlanta is another successful show in the franchise that takes place in Georgia. This particular spin-off gave pop culture some memorable characters such as NeNe Leakes. If you’re looking for a Real Housewives show that has a bit of a Southern flair then The Real Housewives of Atlanta is definitely a good option.
Fans definitely enjoyed watching all the drama play out in a city that wasn’t near New York or Los Angeles.
6 BELOW DECK
While many Bravo shows are focused on the lives of the wealthy, not all of them are. This series is about a group of young adults who work on yachts. The show follows the crew as they deal with their demanding clientele while getting the luxury of visiting gorgeous places around the world. Below Deck follows a group of people in the world you might never even think of, but this show is extremely entertaining and one of Bravo’s most recent successes.
5 TOP CHEF
Many of the shows on this list are focused more on relationships and interpersonal drama, but Top Chef is one that is competition based. If you love cooking shows with a lot of intensity, Top Chef is a good option.
This series puts its contestants through a series of cooking challenges as they compete for the title of Top Chef. Even though this series isn’t Bravo’s usual programming, it’s one of its most well-known and successful.
4 VANDERPUMP RULES
Vanderpump Rules is a reality show that’s hard to explain why it’s so good. The series follows the waitstaff at Sur, the restaurant owned by Lisa Vanderpump from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, as they aspire to become actors and models. Their dramatic antics and all of their romantic entanglements make this show a must watch. Plus, seeing Lisa Vanderpump deal with these young people and stir up their drama is highly entertaining.
3 PROJECT RUNWAY
Project Runway is another one of the channel’s most successful television shows. This reality competition follows a group of aspiring designers as they compete in challenges and get eliminated one by one. While the show no longer has the likes of legendary Tim Gunn, it was a must-watch in its heyday. The show is still running, however, and is still a lot of fun to engage in if you love fashion.
2 THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS
Of all of the Real Housewives shows to be made so far, this one is the most iconic. Most every character from this show is memorable. From Kyle Richards to Lisa Vanderpump to Lisa Rinna and more, fans can’t get enough of these women and their drama.
It’s no wonder this series is one of the most memed shows on the internet.
1 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN
Watch What Happens Live is a reality show in a sense, but it’s really more of a talk show. However, this is the best show to watch if you love celebrities and hearing them respond to outrageous and revealing questions. Andy Cohen isn’t afraid to go there with celebrities, and he’s a celebrity in his own right which makes this show so great.