Tyler Perry’s brand of TV magic helped his pal Oprah earn a bit of good news. According to Deadline, Discovery CEO David Zaslav revealed OWN is now cash flow positive. Reportedly, cable networks are paying more for the channel, while The Haves and Have Nots and Love They Neighbor are drawing in viewers.
He singled out Tyler Perry’s Have And Have Nots and Love Thy Neighbor as “bona fide hits” that contributed to 39% ratings growth among women 25-to-54 in Q2. That was “the highest growth of any cable network” in the quarter and made OWN a top 20 network for women in June — and made it a top-3 network for African American women over the last eight weeks.
Get your marathon-viewing eyes ready, soap fans! Oprah is treating suds lovers to a mini-marathon of All My Children and One Live to Live. Tune in for the premiere of both shows on OWN this July 15 and get a nice kick-off with the following binge-style schedule:
The first three episodes of “All My Children” will air from 12:00-1:30 p.m. on July 15, with the third episode repeating at 1:30 p.m. Original episodes will then air daily at 1:00 p.m. beginning Tuesday, July 16.
The first three episodes of “One Life To Live” will air from 2:00-3:30 p.m. on July 15, with the third episode repeating at 3:30 p.m. Original episodes will then air daily at 3:00 p.m. beginning Tuesday, July 16. READ MORE
Oprah Winfrey won’t be the one asking questions this time. The former queen of daytime will be dropping by The Steve Harvey Show on Friday, April 25 to chat with Harvey about the end of her talk show, her love scene with Terrence Howard in The Butler and her cable network OWN. Watch a preview of Oprah’s visit to The Steve Harvey Show after the jump! READ MORE
The bumpy start of Oprah’s cable network OWN hasn’t impacted the former daytime talk show host’s influence. Oprah earned the top spot on Forbes’ Most Influential Celebrities list. The Mighty O wasn't the only daytime celebrity to make the list. Oprah protégé Dr. Oz and The View’s Barbara Walters landed on spots No. 6 and No. 7 respectively. Check out the Forbes’ Top 10 Most Influential Celebrities after the jump! READ MORE
Looks like the bond between Tyler Perry's production company and Oprah’s cable network OWN is getting stronger. According to The Huffington Post, Perry’s For Better or Worse is leaving TBS for a new home on OWN.
"For Better or Worse" is about three couples dealing with the challenges of dating and married life. OWN says the original cast, including Tasha Smith and Michael Jai White, will remain with the show.
Oprah Winfrey has even more reason to bask in the afterglow of her interview with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong. In addition to pulling in good numbers domestically for her cable network OWN, The Washington Post reports 28 million viewers worldwide tuned in for at least a minute of the much anticipated two-part sit down. Reportedly,
The 28 million is a “reach” stat; OWN defines this as anyone who watched one minute, or more, of the two-night interview.