Oprah Winfrey Network’s 'Super Soul Sunday' Wins Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Series

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June 18th, 2012

via press release:




With “Super Soul Sunday” OWN Posts 21 Consecutive Weeks of Double-Digit Growth In Total Day with Key Demos


Los Angeles, CA – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s “Super Soul Sunday” (Sundays at 11 a.m.) received a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Series at last night’s 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony.


“‘Super Soul Sunday’ is the reason Oprah wanted to create this platform,” said Sheri Salata, president, OWN.  “Oprah’s vision is to use television to drop little pieces of light into our consciousness and this is the beginning of the fulfillment of that dream.  We are thrilled that our first Emmy is for this show.”  


The series has contributed to the channel’s 21 consecutive weeks of double-digit total day growth with women 24-54 and total viewers versus year ago numbers (+25% W25-54, +25% P2+).


“Super Soul Sunday” which debuted in October 2011, has featured top thinkers, authors and spiritual leaders including Wayne Dyer, Gary Zukav, Deepak Chopra, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Tony Robbins, Iyanla Vanzant, Ram Dass, Debbie Ford and DeVon Franklin just to name a few. 


Upcoming episodes include:

June 24 - Oprah and author Caroline Myss: Intuition, Purpose and Grace

July 1 - Bishop T.D. Jakes and Deepak Chopra: Living From The Core

July 8 - Oprah And Ram Dass: Fierce Grace

July 15 - Wayne Dyer’s film “The Shift”

July 22 - Oprah's Book Club 2.0:  Oprah & author of "Wild" Cheryl Strayed


Additional new episodes will feature Marianne Williamson, Eckhart Tolle and Michael Singer.


Honored with the Daytime Emmy were executive producers Jill Barancik and Corny Koehl, co-executive producers Lisa Weiss and Amy Ward, producer Heather McGinley, and line producer Lisa Richards.


About Super Soul Sunday 

The Emmy Award-winning series “Super Soul Sunday” (Sundays at 11 a.m.) delivers a thought-provoking, eye-opening and inspiring block of programming designed to help viewers awaken to their best selves and discover a deeper connection to the world around them.  Featuring all-new conversations between Oprah Winfrey and top thinkers, authors, and spiritual leaders, “Super Soul Sunday” is comprised of exclusive interviews in studio and on location at the serene oak grove at Winfrey’s California home and on the coast in Maui.  Also featured are critically-acclaimed documentaries and short-form content from SoulPancake (the production company co-founded by “The Office’s” Rainn Wilson).  Exploring themes and issues including happiness, personal fulfillment, wellness, spirituality and conscious living, ”Super Soul Sunday” presents an array of perspectives on what it means to be alive in today’s world.  For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/supersoulsunday.  To connect via social media, follow us on www.twitter.com/supersoulsunday and www.facebook.com/supersoulsunday.


About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

A joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is a multi-platform media company designed to entertain, inform and inspire people to live their best lives.  OWN debuted on January 1, 2011 on what was the Discovery Health Channel and is in approximately 85 million homes.  The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform, Oprah.com.  For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/own and www.press.discovery.com/us/own.


Source: The Nielsen Company

OWN ratings are coverage ratings.


  • TimsDale4ever

    lmao, it may be in 85 million homes but only about 10,000 people are actually watching her boring network!

  • american

    our family and friends have but a block on own network,just a bunch of crap; from a 1% ORKA who gave us this man-child for a leader,just another divider like his elk are.

  • Sue

    Loving Super Soul Sunday. A great way to reflect and recharge before the upcoming week. Thanks!

  • Allison

    Congrats on the day time win. The people who wrote here from a place of hate and politics r definitely the ones who could benefit from OWN. They shouldnt wait until you are sick or dying. Such hate and thinking with one brain cell means you are unhappy with our life. When last I checked and the history books will record Obama is the 44th President of theUnited states and Oprah has been blessed and living her best life. So my question would be how is your hate working for you ?
    I wish you well and that you will move to a place of love,

    Oprah and her work rock!!

    Thanks for blessing our lives with all you do

  • Sharon

    Awesome! Keep up the good work OWN. Great things are ahead as you continue to inspire, uplift, and educate.

  • Marie

    Just watched the July 29, 2012 SSS show where Oprah interviews Marianne Wiiiliamson. Just amazing. This show is a gift.

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