via press release:
TV LAND’S “HAPPILY DIVORCED” HITS SERIES HIGH
Halfway Through Season, “Happily Divorced’s” Audience Continues to Grow
New York, NY, July 11, 2011 – TV Land’s original sitcom “Happily Divorced” is a huge success for the network, also home to the hit sitcom “Hot in Cleveland.” Fran Drescher, John Michael Higgins, Rita Moreno, Tichina Arnold and the entire cast continue to draw millions of viewers to TV Land every week.
According to Nielsen, “Happily Divorced” is attracting 2.3 million total viewers and is averaging a 1.0 among A25-54 and a 1.3 among W25-54 season-to-date, posting triple digit gains over the network’s primetime average. In week four of the season, “Happily Divorced” scored its best ratings yet among A25-54 and W25-54.
“Happily Divorced” airs on Wednesday nights at 10:30pm ET/PT immediately following new episodes of “Hot in Cleveland.” Inspired by Fran Drescher’s own life, “Happily Divorced” is filmed in front of a live studio audience and follows Los Angeles florist Fran (Drescher) whose 18-year marriage ends suddenly when her husband (Higgins) announces he’s gay. And if that weren’t enough, he can’t afford to move out. They figured out how to be “Happily Divorced,” but her being single and his being gay, while living under one roof, is a whole other story. The series also features Fran’s best friend Judi (Arnold), her parents Dori and Glen (Moreno and Robert Walden) and her flower delivery employee Cesar (Valente Rodriguez).
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