Just four weeks into its initial seven-episode run and after becoming the fastest-growing new cable series for 2018, relationship docu-series Love After Lockup has been renewed for an expanded second season by AMC-owned channel WE tv.
The programme focuses on couples who found love when one partner was behind bars. It follows six couples who share the emotional journey of being united for the first time after years of supervised visits, recorded phone calls and handwritten letters, as they transition from love with one partner behind bars to daily life together. The series is produced by Sharp Entertainment. Executive producers are Matt Sharp and Dan Adler. Lauren P. Gellert, Kate Farrell and David Stefanou are executive producers for WE tv.
According to Nielsen live+3 ratings, the show's audience has grown every week since its premiere - up 86% among women 25-54 and 62% among adults 25-54.
On a general basis, Love After Lockup and other originals have driven double-digit growth for WE tv in all key demographics from a year ago, remarkable performance in this competitive environment. The network in prime time live+3 Nielsen ratings is up 31% in adults 18-49 (#2 in all of ad-supported entertainment cable); 28% in women 18-49 (#3 in ad-supported entertainment cable) and 26% in adults 25-54 (#4 in ad-supported entertainment cable), year-on-year.
“The success of Love After Lockup demonstrates that a great concept, executed well with characters and stories that resonate with viewers can still break through the clutter,” said WE tv president Marc Juris. “The organic growth we’re seeing from week to week has been extremely encouraging and validates the potential we saw for this series from the beginning. We are so pleased to be moving ahead with an expanded second season.”