Oprah Winfreyand Tyler Perry’s partnership is off to an incredible start for OWN. The Haves and The Have Nots brought in 1.77 million viewers and 1.57 rating among women 25-54, during its 9 pm premiere.
Approximately 1.8 million total viewers watched during the second hour, with a 1.67 rating among W25-54. With those numbers, the primetime soap opera is the highest-rated series debut in the history of Winfrey's cable channel. Someone should spring for a new BMW for One Life to Live alum Tika Sumpter!
The Haves and The Have Nots airs Tuesdays at 9 pm EST on OWN.