Black Love gets huge ratings and more episodes on OWN


America has been dying to know how some of their favorite Black couples have lasted, now they’re getting their answer with Black Love.

Black Love is in — Oprah says so. Er, her TV channel does, anyway. Even though it just premiered on Tuesday, the OWN channel’s newest offering Black Love is already a certified hit. According to Deadline, the series premiered with 1.2 million viewers and nabbed a 0.89 rating in the 25-54 age demographic for women. In response to this overwhelming success, OWN has ordered an undisclosed amount of episodes to premiere in 2018.

Black Love also came in second in its time slot among the 25-54 demographic. According to OWN, it was the second most social program on national cable. Black Twitter certainly had quite a bit to say about the new show.

Deadline also reports that Black Love is now the reigning champ of OWN as the channel’s most watched unscripted series.

Marriage according to the stars

Created by husband-and-wife filmmakers Codie and Tommy Oliver, Black Love gives viewers a peek inside the relationships of black entertainment and business stars like Tia Mowry-Hardrict and her husband Cory Hardrict, Chris Spencer and Vanessa Rodriguez, and Megan Good and Devon Franklin. The series also follows the lives of everyday couples. The show aims to examine relationships in all their raw authenticity.

Black Love highlights love stories from the black community and seeks to answer the burning question, ‘What is the secret to making a marriage work?'” the show’s webpage said. 

Deadline reports that the season of new episodes will feature looks into the relationships of stars like Sterling K. Brown and his wife Ryan Michelle Bathe and the mother of Queen Bey herself, Tina Lawson and her husband Richard Lawson.

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The series will re-air its premiere episode Saturday, Sept. 2  at 9 p.m. ET.