Record-Breaking 3.4 Million Viewer Tune-In to OWN's 'The Haves And the Have Nots'

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February 5th, 2014

The Haves and the Have Nots

via press release:



Episode Is #1 Cable Telecast Of The Night (W25-54 Rating and Total Viewers) and #2 Rated Show In All of Television For 



OWN Was Tuesday Night’s #1 Cable Network For W25-54



Los Angeles – Tuesday night’s (February 4) episode of OWN’s hit Tyler Perry drama “The Haves and the Have Nots” delivered a record-breaking 3.4 million viewers, its most-watched telecast in series history.  The episode ranked as the #1 cable telecast of the night (2.60 W25-54 rating and 3.4 million total viewers) and #2 in all of television among W25-54 rating (behind “The Biggest Loser” season finale).  OWN was Tuesday night’s #1 cable network for W25-54.


In addition, the episode was the second highest telecast in OWN history (W25-54 and total viewers) and the show marked its third consecutive week of growth in W25-54 (up +16% vs. last week).  The season two average is up double digits (+44%) vs. season one.


Source: The Nielsen Company


About “The Haves and The Have Nots” (Tuesdays at 9 p.m.)

“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.  The series stars John Schneider (“Dukes of Hazzard”) and (Tika Sumpter (“Gossip Girl”).


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  For more information, please visit and

  • Aquitar

    Congrats! Amazing season so far and last night’s was one of the best! Tika Sumpter sure can play crazy! I’d say the dynamic between her and Hanna is my favorite! This season was a huge improvement from the last one as well.

  • Chaddington

    Don’t like Tyler Perry, but he clearly knows what the people like.

  • Davida Burns

    May I ask why you don’t like Tyler Perry? Just curious.

  • Chaddington

    Exploiting black stereotypes for profit, for one.

  • s0303

    the only thing I like about tyler perry is that he puts his name before the title of his shows so I know what to avoid :)

  • obloodyhell

    Race stereotypes in general, actually.

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