What’s the Most-Watched Original Scripted Series on Cable? The Answer May Surprise You

Feb 5, 2016  •  Post A Comment

A cable channel that only a few years ago was struggling to find viewers now has the most-watched original scripted series on cable.

Based on Nielsen Live+3 data for the week of Jan. 26, OWN’s “The Haves and the Have Nots” drew the largest total audience of any prime-time scripted cable original series, including both basic cable and pay cable. The Tyler Perry soap opera averaged 3.659 million total viewers.

Second for the week was USA’s “Suits” with 3.294 million, followed by Showtime’s “Shameless” with 2.586 million, USA’s “Colony” with 2.548 million and Freeform’s “Pretty Little Liars” with 2.446 million.

In the key 18-49 demo for the week, “Pretty Little Liars” came in at No. 1 with 1.545 million viewers, ahead of MTV’s “The Shannara Chronicles” with 1.407 million, “Shameless” with 1.371 million, “The Haves and the Have Nots” with 1.328 million and “Suits” with 1.291 million.

the haves and the have nots-OWN“The Haves and the Have Nots”

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