The Haves and the Have Nots Hits Series Record Ratings


Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots recorded its best ratings in total viewers on January 21, by pulling in 2.84 million total viewers. The episode of the OWN soap was also the No. 1 cable show among women 25-54.

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    Santa_Barbara_4Ever

    This is what GENERATIONS SHOULD have been! Granted Generations did get MUCH MUCH better by the time the canceled it, which was a shame. I’m white, and I still think that there is room in our daytime lineup for another daytime soap opera that has the racial diversity of THTHN.

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    danielb12

    I don’t get it. This show is unwatchable. The Prospect Park shows were had better production value. The only way they’d get me to watch is if that hot guy were on naked for every episode.

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    douglasmarland

    aaaaamen to that. i am still clamoring for them to bring drucila back to the young and the restless. i think devon’s character would be more interesting and exciting if they had made him gay. he could have been involved in a storyline with the underdeveloped character of noah. i am not completely sold on the haves and have nots, but its better than nothing and nothing is what has been on soaps in the way of racial diversity for the past fifteen years. i am somewhat favorable toward the storyline of jeffrey and wyatt on the haves and have nots now that the tables have turned and jeffrey is no longer at wyatt’s mercy. i hate the hannah character. she is atrocious to her daughter and a hypocrite to boot. hannah represents the worst of the black church. those who thump their bibles, but would not know christian love and charity if it bit them on the ass.

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    david46208

    @danielb12: Tyler Perry has a loyal black fan base. African American are the dominate soap viewership. Create a soap featuring blacks in prominent roles, air it on OWN and you have something. Plus, you have Oprah and Tyler all over it. The series is heavily advertised in the black magazine’s like Ebony, Jet, Essence and Upscale. Actors from the series are interviewed in the same magazines and appear on African American themed talk and news programs to promote the series. There you have it.

    Prospect Park should have taken out ad’s in Ebony, Essence and Jet with the Hubbard’s as the star of the ads. Think Y&R of the 90s when they promoted the hell out the Winters/Barbara clan in black press at Victoria Rowell’s suggestion. It worked wonders.

    @Santa_Barbara_4Ever: Yes! Yes! Yes! I am guilty! Guilty of love in the first degree! No really, BET owns the rights to Generations, which means Viacom owns the rights now. I believe the show could be resurrected as a one-hour primetime serial much the way this one is. They just have to have a will and a way.

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    douglasmarland

    yeah, i am confused as to why tyler perry did not hire topnotch soap writers who happen not to be employed right now. then again, many soap writers pretend like it takes a herculean effort to write for people of color. intelligence is colorblind. every viewer likes intelligently written characters. that being said, i love the character of candance i just wish she had softer edges. she almost worst than sammi brady was on days of our lives when sammi was younger.

    i am kind of digging jeffrey and wyatt and i am interested to see where their story arc is leading. in my opinion, john schneider has never been sexier. he is definitely a silver daddy that i would want to adopt me.

    the character of hannah is so over the top. i dislike her intensely. she is a liar and a whore and yet she castigates her daughter as if candace did not fall from her mother’s apple tree. children learn by what they see their parents do and not from what they hear their parents say. if parents want children who behave as saints, then the parents need to show the children how a saint behaves.

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    douglasmarland

    i watch the haves and have nots, but there is much room for improvement in the writing and the acting.

    i used to watch santa barbara and that was a fabulously looking soap. the budget seemed to be quite luxe. often on the haves and have nots it looks like tyler perry is skimping.

    i have to be honest if not for the characters of wyatt and jeffrey i probably would not be watching the show at all. hannah’s constant, non-stop moralizing gets on my nerves. the way to show people you are a christian is not to harangue them 24/7 but to show them. it’s like being a good basketball player. if you are a good basketball player, you do not have to brag and boast, just show your skills on the court and let those actions speak for themselves.

    i do love john schneider on the show. he has never been more sexy.

    the young and the restless made a huge mistake when they abandoned victoria rowell. i will never get that. there seems to be a bad vibe at the young and the restless when it comes to diversity. then again, days of our lives is one of my favorite soaps and they jettisoned the hot looking nathan owens after giving him nothing to do for over a year.

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    Divatude58

    [quote=david46208]@danielb12: Tyler Perry has a loyal black fan base. African American are the dominate soap viewership. Create a soap featuring blacks in prominent roles, air it on OWN and you have something. Plus, you have Oprah and Tyler all over it. The series is heavily advertised in the black magazine’s like Ebony, Jet, Essence and Upscale. Actors from the series are interviewed in the same magazines and appear on African American themed talk and news programs to promote the series. There you have it.
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    Bingo…Black people like seeing themselves on TV….and as much as black people love soaps, you add a majority black cast, and you have your answer. Unlike on daytime soaps, you have all different types of black characters doing all types of different things. While, I am not a regular watcher, I enjoy it immensely when I do watch (I don’t watch much TV period nowadays)…although the dialogue is horrible and the directing is even worse. But it is still a soap full of multifaceted black people…and that is something you can’t say for any other American soap. Daytime could learn a thing or two from that show.

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    stoney07

    I watch it just to support. I like that there are black villains, black professionals, black poor people, and then other races are included as well. There are all different kinds of people on this one show, and I think that’s nice.

    HOWEVER…

    The writing to me is just idk. The dialogue is HORRIBLE, the direction is questionable, and this season, I’m just not that into it. For a primetime series, that boy has been in the hospital for a long time, and it’s like there’s nothing much going on with it at this point.

    But, I admit, I watch because there are black people on. Gosh that sounds bad…lol

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    Divatude58

    [quote=stoney07]
    But, I admit, I watch because there are black people on. Gosh that sounds bad…lol[/quote]

    No. It doesn’t sound bad at all. Representation is important. And you shouldn’t feel bad or guilty about desiring it or enjoying it.

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    ChrisGa

    I have to say I LOVE this show. Sure, the direction is terrible, the production “values” are cheap-looking and some of the acting is horrifically bad(the girl who plays Amanda might possibly be the worst actress on television right now, daytime or primetime). But even when it grates me to no end–I think Crystal Fox is a fine actress but her character’s constant sermonizing has gotten tiresome–I get bowled over with some over-the-top, soapy dialogue, often delivered with such campy glee, that I can’t help but enjoy(kudos particularly to Tika Sumpter, Renee Lawless, Angela Robinson and Eva Tamargo–all four take sometimes-iffy writing and make it sing). Not to mention, PLENTY of very good male eye candy–all the men on this show are HOT. So yeah, I’m not tuning out anytime soon.

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