Record 2.8 Million Viewers Tune-In for Season Two Premiere of OWN's THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS

OWN's season two premiere of the Tyler Perry soap opera THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS on Tuesday night (January 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT) delivered record numbers, earning 2.8 million total viewers and becoming the #1 season premiere in OWN history across all key demos. The episode ranked as the highest telecast in series history, posting double-digit growth in W25-54 (up +59%) and total viewers (up +57%) versus the season one premiere (May 28, 2013). It also saw double- digit growth versus the prior season average, up +58% in W25-54 and +53% in total viewers and was up +13% in W25-54 and +7% in total viewers versus the fall finale (September 3, 2013).

The episode was also the #2 telecast in OWN history among W25-54 (2.49 rating, 1.1 million), behind OPRAH'S NEXT CHAPTER with Bobbi Kristina Houston (March 11, 2012), and the #3 telecast in OWN history among total viewers, behind OPRAH'S NEXT CHAPTER with Bobbi Kristina Houston and OPRAH'S NEXT CHAPTER Lance Armstrong Pt. 1 (January 17, 2013).

THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS follows the complicated dynamic between the rich and powerful Cryer family and the hired help who work in their opulent mansion set in Savannah, Georgia. The season premiere episode picked up from the cliffhanger fall finale where a horrific accident left viewers wondering who survived. The series stars John Schneider and Tika Sumpter.

Source: The Nielsen Company

6 comments:

  1. Amazing, good to know the writers haven't forgotten there value for their shows

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  2. just to add something to the article. It mentions Grayson Hall, but doesn't mention the important fact that she played Dr. Julia Hoffman, or that her husband wrote for the original Dark Shadows..that's how she got the part.

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  3. You must not have seen the entire article. It mentions Grayson. She started on Dark Shadows before Sam was hired.

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  4. I think he'll win, because as you mention, it was also broadcast on OWN, which is more like standard television when the deal was struck. Also, at this point, it would probably be less costly to pay him than to litigate. At $1000 per week, it would be only be something like $17K by my count.

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  5. Kick their asses, Sam!

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  6. Sam Hall is one the most most compelling story tellers in the history of television. I hope he gets 3 times the damages!

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