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The Have and Have Nots Helps Boost OWN to Profitability

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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. 

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