HOT IN CLEVELAND Most Watched Cable Sitcom Premiere Ever

TV Land’s sizzling, critically-acclaimed first original sitcom “Hot in Cleveland,” which last week became the most-watched cable sitcom premiere ever with nearly 6 million total viewers, returns for its second episode this Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

According to The Nielsen Company, with the inclusion of 3-day playback plus Live viewing, “Hot in Cleveland” starring Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and Betty White averaged nearly 6 million total viewers (5.8 million) for the premiere episode last week which also posted a 2.5 rating among the network’s target Adults 25-54 audience. Among Women 25-54, “Hot in Cleveland” scored a 3.1.

In this Wednesday’s episode, “Who’s Your Mamma?,” Joy (Jane Leeves) tries to take advantage of her newfound appeal in Cleveland by dating a much younger man, but her new relationship ends up exposing an old secret. Meanwhile, Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli) encourages Elka (Betty White) to date again by helping her decide between a bevy of men.  Victoria (Wendie Malick) gets hooked on Big N Easy, where she goes for the savings and stays for so much more.

Filmed in front of a live studio audience, “Hot in Cleveland” is executive produced by Emmy® Award-winner Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner of Hazy Mills Productions and is helmed by Emmy® Award-winning Suzanne Martin (“Frasier,” “Ellen”) serving as executive producer, show runner and writer.

“Hot in Cleveland” revolves around three fabulous best friends from LA who find their lives changed forever when their plane, headed for Paris, makes an unexpected landing.  When the friends discover that they are hot in Cleveland, they decide to stay.  Starting over, they rent a house that happens to come with a very feisty caretaker (White).

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