The series helped make WE tv the #1 cable network on Friday nights every single week during its eight-week run among key demos
NEW YORK, NY — September 11, 2020 — WE tv’s word-of-mouth viral phenomenon “Love After Lockup” continues to be a breakaway hit with viewers, as the series concludes the first half of Season 3 as the #1 original series on Friday nights across all of cable among key demos of women and adults 18-49 and 25-54 in both Nielsen L+3 and L+7. The mid-season finale of the popular series, which aired on Friday, September 4th, delivered season-high viewership among the key demos of women 18-49 and total viewers in Nielsen Live+3, scoring 1.2 million total viewers for the episode. Over its eight-week run, “Love After Lockup” drove WE tv to the #1 cable network spot on Friday nights every single week among key demos of women and adults 18-49 and 25-54 in Nielsen Live+3.
“We’re thrilled that viewers continue to excitedly connect with ‘Love After Lockup’ and the incredibly relatable relationships and real stories into its third season,” said Marc Juris, President of WE tv. “With more viewing choices than ever, WE tv and our Friday night originals continue to attract and engage audiences with “must watch” content.”
During its third season, “Love After Lockup” tracked among the top 1% of most talked about Reality TV shows, ahead of other popular reality shows, and was among the top 2% of the fastest growing Reality TV shows across social channels. The series was also the #1 most talked about program among WE tv originals, with the top social post tracking 20-times ahead of the show’s year-to-date average.
For 2020 to date, “Love After Lockup” ranks as a Top 4 original program on Friday nights across all cable networks among women 18-49 and 25-54 in both Nielsen Live+3 and Live+7. Additionally, this first half of Season 3 of “Love After Lockup” scored the highest Live+3 season average among total viewers and adults 25-54 since the first half of its second season in 2018.
The second half of Season 3 returns later this year, with spinoff series “Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup” debuting a talent-filmed series on Friday, September 11th. This special four-part event features a mix of unseen footage and self-shot stories captured during quarantine using cell phones, Go Pros, video diaries, and interviews recorded on Skype.
“Love After Lockup,” the obsession-inducing docuseries that chronicles couples making the complicated transition to love on the ‘outside’ when one partner is released from prison, was the fastest-growing new cable reality series for 2018 and successfully debuted spinoff “Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup” in Summer 2019.
“Love After Lockup” and hit spinoff “Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup” are produced by Industrial Media’s Sharp Entertainment, with Executive Producers Matt Sharp, Dan Adler, Alan Madison and Sophie Mallam. Lauren P. Gellert and Kate Farrell are Executive Producers for WE tv.
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With compelling, can’t miss unscripted shows, WE tv’s programming is fueled by personalities and relationships filled with purpose and passion. WE tv welcomes everyone and creates an inclusive experience across all platforms: on TV, online, on demand, and social media, embracing how today’s digitally savvy, socially engaged audiences connect through content, using it as a catalyst to drive conversation and build community. WE tv is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and its sister channels include AMC, BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV.