Tyler Perry's 'The Haves and the Have Nots' is OWN's Highest Rated Series Premiere in Network History, Garnering 1.77 Million Total Viewers

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May 29th, 2013

The Haves and the Have Nots

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Second Episode at 10 p.m. Builds From Premiere with Over 1.8 Million Total Viewers Tuning in

Los Angeles – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network continues its strong ratings momentum as 1.77 million viewers watched the series premiere of Tyler Perry’s new original series “The Haves and the Have Nots” on Tuesday night, May 28 at 9 p.m. making it the highest rated series debut in network history.


From prolific writer, director, producer Tyler Perry, “The Haves and the Have Nots” follows the complicated dynamic between the rich and powerful Cryer family and the hired help who work in their opulent mansion set in Savannah, Georgia. OWN premiered two back-to-back episodes debuting a new night of original programming on Tuesday nights, attracting 1.77million total viewers for the premiere episode at 9 p.m. (1.57 W25-54 rating) building to over 1.8 million viewers tuning in for the second episode at 10 p.m. (1.67 W25-54 rating).  The premiere episode built every quarter hour, growing +20% over the course of the 9 p.m. hour.  Continuing the solid growth for the night, the second episode at 10 p.m. also built or held each quarter.


For Q2 2013 to-date, OWN continues to deliver double-digit growth, up +12% in total viewers.


Tonight (Wednesday, May 29) marks the premiere of Tyler Perry’s new comedy series “Love Thy Neighbor” with two back-to-back, half-hour episodes from 9-10 p.m.  The series is set at The Love Train Diner, a family run restaurant where every day the menu serves up good food, great laughs, valuable life lessons and a whole lot of love.  Diner owner and feisty family matriarch Hattie Mae Love (Patrice Lovely, “A Madea Christmas”) has her hands full not only managing her customers but her family drama, too.


Source: The Nielsen Company

OWN ratings are coverage ratings.


About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey's heart and creative instincts inform the brand - and the magnetism of the channel.  Winfrey provides leadership in programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable.  Depth with edge.  Heart. Star power. Connection.  And endless possibilities.  OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications.  The network debuted on January 1, 2011 and is available in 85 million homes.  The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com.


  • BxActor

    I’ll wait to see what happens a month or two from now

  • Laedeekat

    I’ll be tuning in next week also. I enjoy a good soap opera. It just need a few tweeks with the production; so hopefully TP will listen to his fans and make adjustments.

  • Carl

    People will watch anything I guess. The previews for the show made me think of the “overly dramatic reenactment” commercials for contact lenses.

  • The Watcher

    Terrible show, poor production values, but John Schneider is great!
    If you need a guy to overact just enough, he’s the man.

  • shayne

    Congrats to the OWN network 3 shows with well over a million viewers each show!! Oprah’s finally getting a successful network. Saturdays and sundays are doing well and now tuesdays and wednesdays! You doin’ it Ms O

  • Metangel

    If only I could get OWN. It’s not carried on the basic verizon fios. :(

  • gerry

    i saw an ad for this and thought it was a spoof. then i saw it was tyler perry and i was like ‘of COURSE it is.’

    the production value of this must be laughable to look like that. i don’t mind it in daytime, because it’s DAYTIME and runs on a limited budget and airs the full year.

    its kind of crazy to me that oprah refused to pick up amc and oltl but eagerly scooped this up. she and tyler bff-dom at its ‘best’.

  • Julia

    I loved the showed and definitly I will watch the next episodes….now that people say , yes probably the set needed more light but I even didn’t notice that….I’m used to watch foreign films ( non-hollywood films) that I don’t miss light, flash, fire etc.

  • Boone

    The storyline is Dallas all over predictable and the level of acting is junior high school level. Come on, Mr. Perry and Oprah have better taste than this.

  • debra woods

    So happy for OWN!!!! Looks like you got a winner again with The haves and the have nots.

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