OWN’s ‘Haves and the Have Nots’ Surges to Series Highs

OWN's 'Haves and the Have Nots'

Tyler Perry drama was cable's most-watched show Tuesday

The hottest show on television these days just might be OWN soap “The Haves and the Have Nots,” which surged to record highs on Tuesday and was the night’s most popular cable program.

The fifth episode of the Tyler Perry drama’s sophomore season averaged 3.35 million viewers in the 9 o’clock hour, according to Nielsen, up a big 21% week to week and double the audience of the show’s series opener last May (1.77 million). It also grew vs. last week by 15% in adults 18-49 rating (1.13 from 0.98), and by 16% in women 25-54 (1.87 from 1.61), its strongest demo.

“Haves and the Have Nots, ” a sudsy drama about the powerful Cryer family and the hired help who work in their Savannah, Ga., mansion, beat out all cable programs on Tuesday in total viewers — besting the likes of Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor” (3.08 million) and Discovery reality show “Moonshiners” (3.03 million).

In adults 18-49, its 1.13 rating put it just slightly behind “Moonshiners” (1.15) as the No. 1 cable original in its time period. It also finished ahead of ABC’s 9:30 p.m. comedy “Trophy Wife” (0.9 rating).

Among all OWN programming since its January 2011 debut, only a March 2012 “Oprah’s Next Chapter” interview with Bobbi Kristina has drawn more viewers (3.5 million) than Tuesday’s episode of “The Haves and the Have Nots.”

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  1. robertawright says:

    I’m looking forward to the return of The Have & The Have Nots on OWN’

  2. delores says:

    I LUV THIS SHOW IT IS THE GREATEST I ONLY HATE WAITING SO LONG FOR THE NEXT EPISODES KEEP GIVING US MORE!!!!!!!!!!

  3. darnell says:

    This is a great show. However, the episodes are not enough. Only a few more episodes? I don’t that’s a full season. It has been to short of a run. Oprah we need more shows. Luv ya.

  4. Shirley says:

    Tyler Perry has outdone himself with this one! I can’t believe there’s only 3 episodes left in Season 2! Need more episodes!

  5. where are those haters that said OWN was going to go down when Oprah brought TP on…please stand up. The man a genius and she is a money maker, so there could be no failure when you bring two minds like this together. Now everyone else want to get on TP bandwagon, even mookie!!

  6. I love this show!! it is on my dvr if I’m not home. I wish there was less commercials but I understand bills have to be paid.

  7. chanelle r davis says:

    I luvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv the show… Kudos to Mr Tyler Perry…. Another HIT!!!!

  8. chris says:

    hmmm, where or where are the Oprah and own bashers now?

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