OWN's ‘If Loving You Is Wrong’ Sets Ratings Record

Tyler Perry continues to be ratings gold for OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network.

Tuesday night’s season premiere of Perry’s If Loving You Is Wrong generated 1.93 million viewers, making it the most watched series premiere in network history, said network officials The series beat out the May 2013 premiere of The Have and the Have Nots.

A second episode at 10 p.m. drew 1.92 million viewers, said network officials.

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.