via press release:



OWN Up +3% Women 25-54 and +12% African-American Women 25-54


Hit Drama Series “The Haves and the Have Nots” from Tyler Perry is Top 5 Scripted Cable Series for the Year (W25-54) Averaging Over 3 Million Viewers


OWN’s Tuesday and Wednesday Nights Are #1 For African-American Women


Los Angeles – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network closed out 2014 with its third consecutive year of double-digit growth, up +15% in total viewers in prime vs. 2013.  OWN is the only top 40 cable network to claim three successive years of double-digit prime growth in total viewers. Additionally, OWN’s prime average in W25-54 was up +3% and its African-American W25-54 prime average grew +12% vs. last year.  In 2014, OWN ranked as a Top 30 cable network for W25-54 for the first time in network history at #29 (up +3 spots from the previous year).


Bolstered by the hit drama series “The Haves and the Have Nots” from Tyler Perry, which was the #1 original cable series for African-American women and ranked as the #5 original scripted series among ad-supported cable networks in W25-54 for the year averaging over 3 million viewers, OWN was Tuesday night’s #1 network on all of TV for African-American women and the night’s #1 cable network for African-American total viewers. The network was also Wednesday night’s #1 cable network for African-American women with comedy series “For Better or Worse” and “Love Thy Neighbor” from Tyler Perry ranking as the night’s top two original cable series for African-American women.


In addition, OWN was Saturday night’s #3 network on all of TV for African-American women, and featured the night’s top 13 original series on ad-supported cable for African-American women.  Saturday night series included:  “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s,” “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” “Deion’s Family Playbook,” “Six Little McGhees,” “Raising Whitley” and “Flex & Shanice.”

Source: The Nielsen Company


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.  For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/own and www.press.discovery.com/us/own.




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