via press release:
HOT IN CLEVELAND” GETS EVEN HOTTER!
TV Land Original Sitcom Scores Season High With Over 2.4 Million Total Viewers Wednesday At 10 PM
New York, New York, July 21, 2011 – TV Land’s audience continues to grow as last night’s premiere episode of “Hot in Cleveland” scored a season high with total viewers.
On the heels of two Emmy® nominations, including Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Betty White, “Hot in Cleveland” averaged over 2.4 million total viewers at 10 PM ET/PT, up +22% over prior week, according to Nielsen. Additionally, the series scored a 1.0 rating with A25-54, up +22% versus prior week and posted a 1.5 rating with Women 25-54, up +31% from last week.
TV Land recently renewed “Hot in Cleveland” for a third season with a 24-episode order. The series is filmed in front of a live studio audience and is executive produced by Emmy® Award-winner Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner of Hazy Mills Productions and is helmed by Emmy® Award-winning Suzanne Martin (“Frasier,” “Ellen”) serving as executive producer, show runner and writer. Lynda Obst also serves as executive producer, and Larry W. Jones and Keith Cox are executive producers for TV Land. “Hot in Cleveland” is currently seen around the world in over 165 countries.
“Hot in Cleveland” revolves around three fabulous best friends from LA – novelist Melanie Moretti (Valerie Bertinelli), eye-brow archer to the stars Joy Scroggs (Jane Leeves) and former soap star Victoria Chase (Wendie Malick) – who find their lives changed forever when their plane, headed for Paris, makes an unexpected landing. When the friends discover that life is better in Cleveland, they decide to stay. Starting over together, they rent a house that happens to come with a very opinionated caretaker, Elka Ostrovsky (Betty White).
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