OWN’s ‘Haves and Have Nots’ Sets Record With Fall Finale

The haves and have nots

Tyler Perry soap draws 2.6 million, rises in key women 25-54 demo for eighth straight week

OWN’s most popular series to date, “The Haves and the Have Nots,” wrapped its first season with a record audience Tuesday night.

Nielsen estimates than an average crowd of 2.6 million watched the Tyler Perry-created soap starring John Schneider and Tika Sumpter — nearly 50% more than the 1.77 million who tuned in for the series premiere in late May.

It has performed especially well for OWN in the net’s target women 25-54 demo, rising week to week with each of its last eight episodes.

The series about the powerful Cryer family and the hired help who work in their Savannah, Ga., mansion returns with its second season in January.

Also on cable Tuesday, TNT’s real-life crime series “Cold Justice” premiered to 2.9 million viewers, including nearly 950,000 adults 25-54.

And at Comedy Central, Jon Stewart’s return to “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” after a lengthy summer hiatus drew a little over 2 million viewers, about 25% above the show’s 2013 average (1.6 million).

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  1. sexy says:

    please i need this show iam a junky i need this show….so so good

  2. T says:

    When will the new season start???????

  3. Stephanie Yannotti Picone says:

    Hate that it’s over. When does the second season begin?

  4. kasandra Jones says:

    This show is so awesome!! Please tell me he did not die!! And I love candance!!!

  5. Deaunka Lebeauf says:

    OMG! Tyler and OPRAH you are sooooo wrong for making this AWESOME show. I can’t believe this was the finale. Now what the heck am I supposed to watch now! :( -I need my Cryer fix!!!####

  6. Teri Butler says:

    My name is Teri I missed the finale episode
    How can I see it? I so love this show ! Please let me no how I can see it. I was in the hospital. I want very much 2 see it please tell how 2 see it?
    thankyou very much!

    • gagirl2013 says:

      You should be able to catch all of the episodes playing over on own. I’m looking thru the lineup and see all episodes on 9/10/13 on own. I have directv but I’m sure all carriers are airing it. Hope this helps!!

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