Thursday, September 19, 2013
OWN Hits Wednesday High With ‘For Better Or Worse’ Debut
That was driven mostly by the 9 PM third cycle debut drew 1.5 million total viewers and the 9:30 PM episode pulled in 1.6 million viewers with 1.23 and 1.29 ratings respectively in among women 25-54. The previous Wednesday high for OWN was May 29, 2013 when the network got 1.092 million. For Better Or Worse joins Perry’s drama Have And Have Nots and the comedy Love Thy Neighbor on the network – both have proven strong for OWN. Based on Perry’s Why Did I Get Married movies, For Better Or Worse was the third sitcom Perry did with TBS and Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury under the 10-90 model. All three received back orders from TBS after the original 10-episode runs, but For Better Or Worse‘s was smaller than the others with just 35 episodes picked up in February 2012. Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva reported earlier this year that after a total of 45 episodes, TBS passed on ordering more. That’s when Perry took For Better to OWN. And looks like that worked out.