2.7 MILLION VIEWERS SIGN UP FOR "THE CLIENT LIST" FINALE
LOS ANGELES, CA (June 18, 2012) - 2.7 million Total Viewers signed up for last night's season one finale of Lifetime's new hit drama The Client List, up 8% versus the program's average, according to Nielsen Research. The series, starring and executive produced by Jennifer Love Hewitt and co-starring Cybill Shepherd, Loretta Devine and Colin Egglesfield, also averaged 1.3 million Adults 25-54 viewers (+8%), 1.2 million Adults 18-49 viewers (even), 1.1 million Women 18-49 viewers (+18%) and 1.1 million Women 25-54 viewers (+14%), and secured a 2.2 Household rating (+10%) in its season wrap at 10:00pm.
Recently renewed for a second season with 15 all-new episodes (up from 10 for season one), cable's number one drama among Women in the Sunday 10pm time period tells the story of Texas housewife "Riley Parks" (Hewitt), who, after being deserted by her husband, takes a job at a seemingly traditional day spa only to learn that sexual favors are being offered there on the side. Conflicted at first, she seizes the opportunity and takes the job, balancing two starkly different lives - one as a single mom in a conservative town struggling to provide for her family - and the other as a masseuse working with a rowdy and unpredictable group of women. Based on the network's hit 2010 original movie, The Client List is executive produced by Hewitt, John Tinker, Jordan Budde, Efrem Seeger, Howard Braunstein and Dannielle Thomas, with Fedora Films and Jaffe/Braunstein producing, in association with Sony Pictures Television.
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Lifetime Television is committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and information programming, andadvocating a wide range of issues affecting women and their families. The network posted major growth in viewership among the key demographics in First Quarter 2012 versus First Quarter 2011, including a 9% jump in Adults 25-54, +12% with Women 25-54, +14% with Adults 18-49 and +18% with Women 18-49. In addition, the quarter marks the first time Lifetime has posted First Quarter year-on-year growth for Adults 25-54, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49 in seven years. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) 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, Hearst Corporation and NBC Universal.