*LOS ANGELES – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today it has ordered more episodes of the hit docu-series “Black Love” which debuted Tuesday (8/29/17) with 1.2 million total viewers and a 0.89 rating for W25-54, becoming OWN’s most-watched unscripted series debut in OWN history and the network’s highest-rated unscripted series debut in more than four years in the network’s key W25-54 demo.

The series was #2 in the time period across all cable for W25-54.  Additionally, the premiere of “Black Love” was the #2 most social primetime episode on national cable.

The series will debut in its regular timeslot, Saturdays ‪at 9 p.m. ET/PT, ‪beginning this Saturday, September 2.

The new episodes for 2018 will feature Emmy-nominated actor Sterling K. Brown and wife Ryan Michelle Bathe, Tina Knowles-Lawson and husband Richard Lawson, NBA All-Star Grant Hill and Grammy-nominated recording artist ‪Tamia, Hip Hop influencer Rev Run and wife Justine Simmons, Grammy-winning gospel recording artist ‪Kirk Franklin and wife Tammy, comedian D.L. Hughley and wife LaDonna, former NFL-running back Eddie George and wife Taj, and more.

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“Black Love,” from filmmakers Codie Elaine Oliver and Tommy Oliver (“‪The Perfect Guy”) and Confluential Films, highlights love stories from the Black community and seeks to answer the burning question, “What does it take to make a marriage work?” “Black Love” dives into how love begins while showing the reality of what life-long love looks like, and offers proof that while it can happen for everyone, it isn’t a cakewalk. The docu-series shares honest, emotional and sometimes cringe-worthy always-true love stories.

Featured couples for the current four-episode season include Oscar-winner Viola Davis and husband Julius Tennon, Hollywood power couple Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin, NAACP Image Award-winner Tia Mowry and husband/actor Cory Hardrict, NAACP Image Award-nominee Flex Alexander and Grammy nominated recording artist Shanice, Grammy award-winners ‪Erica Campbell and ‪Warryn Campbell, and many additional couples from around the country.

Source: Nielsen, Live+SD coverage ratings; Nielsen, Social Content Ratings data, ranked on total interactions.

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source:
Morgan Di Stefano
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
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James Ward III
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
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