OWN's "QUEEN SUGAR" SEASON FINALE RANKS AS #1 CABLE TELECAST FOR WOMEN WEDNESDAY NIGHT DELIVERING 2.76 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS
Finale is #1 Most Social Show on Cable
"Queen Sugar" is the #1 Cable Series for African-American Women Quarter-to-date
LOS ANGELES - The season finale of OWN's popular drama series "Queen Sugar' (11/30/16) delivered 2.76 million viewers and a 2.62 W25-54 rating in L+3. The acclaimed drama from award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay ("Selma") and executive producer Oprah Winfrey ranked as Wednesday night's #1 cable telecast for women, up +4% in W25-54 and +7% in total viewers vs. the prior six-week average.
In addition, the season finale ranked as the #1 most social show on Twitter and Facebook in all of cable among all dayparts (non-sports) for the day.
Quarter-to-date, "Queen Sugar" is the #1 cable series for African-American women (12.23 rating) and the #1 new ad-supported cable series among W25-54 (2.44 rating). OWN is Wednesday night's #1 cable network among African-American women and total viewers.
"Queen Sugar's" second season will commence production in spring 2017 with all-new episodes scheduled to premiere on OWN in summer 2017.
Source: The Nielsen Company L+3; Nielsen Social Content Ratings 11/30/16. Ranked by total interactions.
About "Queen Sugar"
From visionary filmmaker Ava DuVernay ("Selma") and executive producer Oprah Winfrey, the contemporary drama "Queen Sugar" (Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT) chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings in Saint Josephine, Louisiana: Nova (Rutina Wesley, "True Blood"), a world-wise journalist and activist; Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner, "Unforgettable"), the savvy wife and manager of a professional basketball star; and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe, "Awkward"), a formerly incarcerated young father in search of redemption. After a family tragedy, the Bordelons must navigate the triumphs and struggles of their complicated lives in order to run an ailing sugarcane farm in the New South. "Queen Sugar" is produced for OWN by Warner Horizon Television. The executive producers for season one are Ava DuVernay, Melissa Carter and Oprah Winfrey. The series is based on the book of the same name by Natalie Baszile.
About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey's heart and creative instincts inform the brand - and the magnetism of the channel. Winfrey provides leadership in programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable. Depth with edge. Heart. Star power. Connection. And endless possibilities. OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications. The network debuted on January 1, 2011. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com. For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/own.