The Lifetime original series Army Wives has been given an early 18 episode order for season 2. The year’s #1 new cable drama among W18-49 and W25-54 (key groups for Lifetime) is the networks highest-rated series in their 23-year history.
Army Wives is currently averaging a very strong 3.6 million viewers, ranking first in all key women demographics, including 1.4 million W18-49 viewers and 1.4 million W25-54 viewers.
“Even before we shattered records with the premiere on June 3, we saw the battalions of critical acclaim and knew we had a hit,” said Susanne Daniels, President of Entertainment for Lifetime Networks. “Everyone up and down the chain of command deserves a medal for making the show such a success, from our amazing partners at ABC Studios and the production teams both in LA and on the ground in South Carolina to my talented colleagues here at Lifetime and, of course, those nearly four million viewers who tune in every week. All of us want to collectively thank Mark, Deb, Katherine, Jeff and the entire gifted cast for their hard work and dedication.”
“We’re thrilled that ‘Army Wives’ will continue on Lifetime, where it’s broken ratings records and set new standards for quality in cable drama,” said Mark Pedowitz, President, ABC Studios. “We’re grateful for the support of Lifetime and the State of South Carolina, where the series is produced, and look forward to working with both partners on season two.”
Army Wives airs Sunday nights at 10:00 p.m.
Source: Lifetime Networks