‘Haves and Have Nots’ Sets OWN Ratings Record With Its Finale

Haves and Have Nots

OWN soap “The Haves and the Have Nots” wrapped its first season on Tuesday with a series high — drawing more than double the audience of the show’s premiere and setting a network record in the process.

The finale of the Tyler Perry soap averaged 3.6 million viewers for its 9 p.m. telecast, according to Nielsen, an 18% jump from the previous week (3.05 million).  It ranked second among cable programs Tuesday night, behind only the 4.74 million for TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles.”

Tuesday’s episode also established a high-water mark for an OWN telecast since its January 2011 launch, surpassing the 3.5 million who tuned into to Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Bobbi Kristina in March 2012.

The series opener for “Haves” last May drew a modest 1.77 million, but the show wrapped its 16-episode order in early September with a 2013 best of 2.61 million, and viewership only picked up when it returned for 10 additional episodes to end its season. A second season is scheduled to launch in May.

In adults 18-49, “The Haves and the Have Nots” averaged a 1.1 rating — not quite a series record but 89% higher than the show’s premiere last May (0.57). It was cable’s No. 1 scripted program for the night in the demo and also beat out ABC comedy “Trophy Wife” (0.9) and finished closely behind Fox comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (1.2).

The soap did set a record in women 25-54, with its 1.96 rating representing a 20% week-over-week gain and good enough to lead all of cable for the night.

“Haves” stars John Schneider and Tika Sumpter. It is produced for OWN by Tyler Perry Studios. It is created, written, directed and executive produced by Perry.

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  1. Linda says:

    Thank God for the creative genes in the Perry family. People make rude and unnecessary comments out of a lack of knowledge and just total disrespect. Didn’t your parent(s) teach you any better than that. This is only one of the reasons we see such hatred among races as folks doing the so called raising at home are training you to be disrespectful and annoying to some but, hardly worth thinking of.Continue on with your work Mr.Tyler Perry and do not let the minority affect you. Wonderful cast full of real “folks” who have great appreciation for their gift and for the opportunity along with the audience members of which I’m one that I love the show!! God Bless You All. Linda

  2. Pat says:

    I love Tyler Perry and most of ALL his plays and movies. But The Haves and The Have Nots is starting to get a bit off sided as the season continues. The actresses could look an bit better than they do. Actress (Candance) would do very good in the PROACTIVE COMMERCIALS.

  3. I’m glad this show is a mega hit because the haters came out in fullforce when show aired,tyler perry is a man of god and will always be let god judge not man.

  4. DavidSask says:

    Love this show and not ashamed of it deserves to beat many cable and crap network shows!

    • Tyler KNOWS what GOD has done for him. I did not see the male actors KISS — but what I interpreted was Tyler showing how mankind would stoop to anything for self-gain: whether it’s freedom, reputation; money; prestige or whatever.

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