Nielsen estimates than an average crowd of 2.6 million watched the Tyler Perry-created soap starring John Schneider and Tika Sumpter — nearly 50% more than the 1.77 million who tuned in for the series premiere in late May.
It has performed especially well for OWN in the net’s target women 25-54 demo, rising week to week with each of its last eight episodes.
The series about the powerful Cryer family and the hired help who work in their Savannah, Ga., mansion returns with its second season in January.
Also on cable Tuesday, TNT’s real-life crime series “Cold Justice” premiered to 2.9 million viewers, including nearly 950,000 adults 25-54.
And at Comedy Central, Jon Stewart’s return to “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” after a lengthy summer hiatus drew a little over 2 million viewers, about 25% above the show’s 2013 average (1.6 million).
In Megyn Kelly’s first televised interview since exiting NBC, the former Fox News and NBC News anchor took to “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Wednesday evening to criticize NBC News management for its handling of the outlet’s Harvey Weinstein coverage and internal Matt Lauer investigation. In an appearance that spanned three segments of Carlson’s show — the [...]
“For All Mankind” has the distinction of being one of the first series to premiere on Apple’s new streaming service, Apple TV Plus, and the first red carpet to take place in space. Well, not really — but as the stars posed for photographers in front of a wall of blue NASA jumpsuits, it felt [...]
In today’s TV news roundup, Sesame Workshop announced a premiere date for “Sesame Street’s Historic 50th Anniversary Celebration” and “Brave New World” adds Sophie McIntosh. CASTING New Zealand actress Sophie McIntosh has been cast in USA Network’s “Brave New World” series, Variety has learned exclusively. She will play the recurring role of Jane, and joins a cast [...]
HBO Max is continuing its spate of executive hires. The nascent WarnerMedia streamer has now tapped Roberto Alcantara, Chika Chukudebelu and Mark Tuohy to all be vice presidents in the drama department. The announcement was made by Joey Chavez, EVP of original drama at HBO Max, to whom they will all report. Chavez and his [...]
The Upside Down delivered upside for Netflix in the third quarter: “Stranger Things” season 3 was the most-watched season of the series to date, according to the streamer. In the first four weeks of release, “Stranger Things” season 3 was watched by 64 million member households, Netflix said in the Q3 letter to shareholders. The [...]
HBO Max has commissioned a four-part docuseries on the history of the LGBTQ+ movement. Titled “Equal,” the series will explore the true stories of leaders and activists of the movement. Each hour-long episode will feature interviews, reenactments, and never before seen footage. The series hails from Warner Horizon Unscripted Television. “We are extremely proud to [...]
Television production in Los Angeles has received a major boost from streaming shows, according to a new report from the permitting organization FilmLA. The number of new digital projects nearly doubled between the 2017-18 and 2018-19 development cycles, increasing approximately 85.3% in a year. The number of digitally distributed original series in production has increased by [...]