The first season of OWN’s Queen Sugar TV show did pretty well in the ratings. It was the cable channel’s second-most watched scripted series, in terms of the 18-49 year old viewer demo and third, in terms of total audience size. Can they repeat the magic or even build on its audience in season two? Will Queen Sugar be cancelled or renewed for a third season? Stay tuned.
Set in the fictional Louisiana town of Saint Josephine, Queen Sugar stars Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Tina Lifford, Ethan Hutchison, Nicholas L. Ashe, Omar J. Dorsey, Dondré Whitfield, Timon Kyle Durrett, Greg Vaughan, and Marycarmen Lopez. OWN‘s contemporary drama chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings. Following a family tragedy, they must come together to try to save the family sugarcane farm.
Below are the show’s TV ratings, typically the best way to tell if the series will be cancelled or renewed. These figures will be updated as the weeks progress.
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For comparisons: The first season of Queen Sugar averaged a 0.51 rating in the 18-49 year old viewer demographic, with an average total audience of 1.769 million viewers.
Cable ratings are typically released within a day or so of the show’s airing, except for in the case of weekends and holidays. They are sometimes harder to come by so there may be occasional delays or gaps.
What do you think? Do you like the Queen Sugar TV series? Are you happy it has been renewed for season three on OWN?
7/26 update: Queen Sugar has been renewed for season three on OWN. Details here.