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Discovery has more female viewers than NBCUniversal for first time

There’s a television war brewing for female eyeballs that pits Discovery, home of “90 Day Fiancé,” against NBCUniversal, home to “Real Housewives.” “90 Day Fiancé” and its spinoff series have helped catapult Discovery to the top when it comes to female viewers — toppling NBCUniversal for the first time ever and causing a stir in the halls of NBC, sources said. The captivatingly trashy reality show — which gives American citizens and their foreign fiancés 90 days to wed before the foreigner’s visa expires — also boosted ratings at TLC, the Discovery network that airs the show. For the month of July, TLC beat out NBC’s Bravo — home to the equally audacious “Real Housewives” franchise — among women dur ...