via press release:
LIFETIME’S DEVIOUS MAIDS REACHES
SERIES HIGH 2.9 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS
Fastest-Growing Drama in Network’s History Hits Highs in All Key Demos with 45% Jump in Total Viewers Since Premiere
LOS ANGELES, CA (July 29, 2013) – Lifetime’s all-new hit drama Devious Maids (#DeviousMaids) from executive producers Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria, and starring Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramírez, Roselyn Sánchez, Edy Ganem and Judy Reyes, continues to grow, having reached series highs across all key demographics in its sixth week on the air last night. The network’s fastest-growing drama in its history and the number one ad-supported cable program among Women 18+ and Women 2+ in the Sunday 10:00pm ET/PT hour, Devious Maids yesterday averaged 2.9 million Total Viewers, a +45% jump vs. its June 23 premiere and +4% compared to last week, 1.4 million Adults 18-49 viewers (+69% and +8%), 1.3 million Adults 25-54 viewers (+50% and +18%), 1.1 million Women 18-49 viewers (+74% and +13%) and 1.0 million Women 25-54 viewers (+51% and +14%), according to Nielsen Research.
Devious Maids centers on a close-knit group of maids (Ortiz, Ramírez, Sánchez, Ganem and Reyes), bonded together by their jobs, life struggles and boss’ melodramatic “upstairs-downstairs” universe, that turns to one another for support after a fellow maid Flora (Paula Garcés) is brutally murdered at the home of her employers. Devious Maids also stars Susan Lucci, Rebecca Wisocky, Tom Irwin, Mariana Klaveno, Grant Show, Matt Cedeño, Melinda Page Hamilton, Drew Van Acker, Brianna Brown and Brett Cullen.
Inspired by the hit telenovela, Ellas son la Alegría del Hogar, Devious Maids is produced by ABC Studios. The series was created by Marc Cherry and is executive produced by Cherry, Sabrina Wind, Eva Longoria, Paul McGuigan, Larry Shuman, David Lonner, John Mass and Televisa USA’s Paul Presburger and Michael Garcia.
ABOUT ABC STUDIOS
ABC Studios is a leader in the development, production and strategic distribution of entertainment content across broadcast and emerging digital platforms. The studio is the key content provider for the ABC Entertainment Group, having produced multiple seasons of hit series, including “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Lost,” “Castle,” “Private Practice,” as well as “Army Wives” for Lifetime and “Criminal Minds” for CBS. These hit series have supplied the company's distribution pipelines worldwide with programming and related product lines. During Fall 2012 (10 Complete Weeks from 9/24-12/02/12), ABC Studios claimed 7 of the top 15 broadcast dramas among Adults 18-49, the most for any studio, with “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Criminal Minds,” “Revenge,” “Nashville,” “Castle” and “Scandal.” ABC Studios continues to produce memorable television programming for the 2012-2013 television season, including “Nashville,” “Malibu Country” and “The Neighbors”; the upcoming series “Family Tools” and “Mistresses”; along with the renewal of “Perception” on TNT, comedy “Cougar Town” on TBS and new drama “Devious Maids,” premiering June 23 on Lifetime.
Lifetime is a premier female-focused entertainment destination dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning scripted series, non-fiction series and movies. In 2012, as a result of its aggressive programming strategy that doubled the hours of original programming, Lifetime posted its strongest year-on-year growth among the key demographics in 10+ years, while also reaching its youngest median age in 16 years. Lifetime Television®, LMN®, Lifetime Real Women® and Lifetime Digital™ are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.