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The Judds - OVER 1.7 MILLION VIEWERS TUNE IN TO WATCH THE JUDDS ON OWN

Series Continues This Sunday at 10pm EST

Friday, April 15th, 2011 – The Judds highly anticipated original docu-series debuted this past Sunday with over 1.7 million total viewers tuning in to watch the special two-hour premiere featuring the mother-daughter duo preparing for their first tour together in 10 years. Outside of launch week, The Judds was the highest rated premiere on the new Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) as well as the number one social media trend for cable during the episode. Hundreds of viewers logged on to participate in a live, online chat during the two-hour premiere.

The country legends held nothing back during the 2-hour premiere, offering viewers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of both their personal and professional lives. Whether it was disagreements over stage props and costumes or extremely intimate conversations with their life coach, Ted Klontz, fans and viewers were witness to it all. The audience got the opportunity to witness the elements that make up the complex relationship between Naomi and Wynonna as well as the excitement and emotion that comes along with putting together a nationwide farewell tour. In case you missed it, a full episode of The Judds can now be viewed at http://www.oprah.com/own-judds/The-Judds-Naomis-Secret-FULL-EPISODE.

Tune in this week as Naomi struggles with memories of her childhood abuse and deals with the decision on whether or not to reveal her painful secret to those closest to her. Meanwhile, Wynonna’s relationship with Cactus deepens as he joins her on the tour and supports her when she grows concerned that her mother is hiding something important from her. The Judds episode 3 will air this Sunday, April 17 at 10pm ET/PT on OWN.

*Photo by Matthew Rolston/Courtesy of OWN