September 27, 2011 3:49pm PT by Philiana Ng
TLC's 'Sister Wives' Posts Strong Premiere Ratings
The third season opener of Sister Wives delivered for TLC on Sunday night.
Sister Wives lured 2.8 million total viewers at 9 p.m. with "The Announcement," tying tune-in for the second season closer, and was the night's top primetime cable program among women 25-54 and women 18-49.
Against a competitive night on broadcast and cable with a slew of premieres and launches, Sister Wives drew TLC's best ratings in almost two years in the women 25-54 (2.4) and women 18-49 (2.4) demos. Among the younger female 18-34 demo, Sister Wives -- revolving around the Brown family -- drew a 2.3 rating, outperforming CBS' The Good Wife (2.3 vs. 1.6) in the category.
TLC is touting Sunday as the network's best performance in primetime in a little more than one year.
Sister Wives airs Sundays at 9 p.m.