FALL PREMIERE OF OWN'S "FOR BETTER OR WORSE" DELIVERS 1.2 MILLION VIEWERS
Comedy Series From Tyler Perry Delivers Best Performance Since Its Debut on OWN One Year Ago
Premiere Episode Posts Double-Digits Gains in W25-54 (+52%) and Total Viewers (+52%) vs. Prior Season
Los Angeles - OWN's popular Tyler Perry sitcom "For Better or Worse" returned Wednesday night (9/17/14) with its fall premiere episode at 9 p.m. delivering the series' best performance since it debuted on the network one year ago (9/18/13). The premiere episode earned 1.2 million total viewers and a 1.0 rating in the network's key women 25-54 demo.
Wednesday night's episode grew double-digits in both the women 25-54 demo (up +52%) and in total viewers (up +52%) vs. the spring season average (4/9/14-6/11/14). Additionally, it ranked #2 in the time period in all of cable for women 25-54.
About For Better or Worse (Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT)
"For Better or Worse," about the ups and downs of dating and marriage, centers on Angela Williams (Tasha Smith), the owner of a successful beauty salon, and her husband of 13 years, Marcus (Michael Jai White). Marcus is a former professional football player who is partnered with Richard Ellington (Kent Faulcon) and Joseph Jetson (Jason Olive) on a sports program called "C-Sports Now." Marcus's business relationship with Richard and Joseph is complicated, however, by the fact that Richard is married to Keisha (Kiki Haynes), Marcus's ex-girlfriend and the mother of his teenage daughter. In addition, Joseph's ex-girlfriend, successful real-estate agent Leslie (Crystle Stewart), is Angela's best friend, which sometimes makes it difficult for everyone to keep their business and private lives from mingling. "For Better or Worse" is produced for OWN by Tyler Perry Studios and is written, directed and executive produced by Tyler Perry.
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