NEW YORK, NY – WE tv announced today that its new series “Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup,” a spinoff of the breakout hit “Love After Lockup,” debuted to record premiere ratings among all key demos, making it the highest-rated season premiere ever for the “Love After Lockup” franchise and delivering nearly 1.1 million total viewers in Nielsen Live+3 ratings.
WE tv’s “Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup,” which chronicles five couples featured on the original reality phenomenon, “Love After Lockup,” drew double-digit ratings increases across all key demos compared to the season 2 premiere of flagship series “Love After Lockup,” increasing 84% among women 18-49, 73% among women 25-54, 57% among adults 25-54, and 68% among total viewers.
“In a loud and crowded landscape, the ‘Lockup’ franchise has broken through with viewers and become part of pop culture, cemented with the astounding viewership growth we have achieved over a relatively short period of time,” said Marc Juris, president of WE tv. “We could not be more proud of the performance of this franchise, as well as the overall growth of WE tv viewership this year, built on our increasingly popular originals.”
WE tv has seen viewership growth in year-over-year ratings for 2019, powered by its original series, delivering double-digit increases among women 25-54 in Nielsen Live+3 ratings. WE tv’s breakaway reality success “Love After Lockup” has been a surefire hit with audiences from the very beginning, as 2018’s fastest-growing new cable reality show among women 25-54. The second season of “Love After Lockup” continued its incredible ratings growth by more than doubling its audience and ending its second season with the finale as the #1 cable program in primetime on Friday night among women 18-49 and 25-54.
“Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup” follows “Love After Lockup’s” Clint and Tracie; Marcelino and Brittany; Megan, Michael, and Sarah; Scott and Lizzie; and Andrea and Lamar, as they build their post-prison relationships and lives. The former inmates face new challenges and tackle many firsts in their new lives, from raising children to buying first homes to finding work and staying sober, all while living under the restrictions of parole.
“Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup” is produced by 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. The series is distributed internationally by Off The Fence.