The only OWN telecasts to rate higher, according to Nielsen, have been Winfrey’s sit-downs with Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina (3.5 million), Lance Armstrong (3.17 million for its first of two parts) and Rihanna (2.5 million).
The Savannah-set soap opera broke the previous record for an entertainment series on OWN set by the show’s second episode on its two-hour premiere night (1.82 million). The next night, another Tyler Perry original series, comedy “Love Thy Neighbor,” opened to 1.8 million.
“Haves” also established a series high Tuesday in adults 18-49 (0.61 rating), while its delivery in the network’s target demo of women 25-54 (1.20 rating) ranks behind only its second episode on premiere night (1.24 rating).
OWN originally ordered 16 episodes of the Southern-set soap opera, and then doubled the order to 32 after seeing four week’s worth of ratings data. The current batch of 16 episodes is set to wrap Sept. 3.
There’s still no word on Perry’s “Love Thy Neighbor,” which has fallen off in the ratings of late. Last week’s two episodes averaged a little over 900,000 viewers.
The Walt Disney Co. has set March 24 as the new launch date for Disney Plus in the U.K. and other key markets across Western Europe. With the roll-out previously set for March 31, the streaming service will now be available a week earlier in the U.K., Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria and Switzerland. Pricing [...]
Work is underway on “Band of Spies,” an international coproduction that will tell the stories of the Israeli Mossad agents responsible for hunting down members of the Palestinian terror group Black September, following the 1972 Munich Olympics terrorist attack. The series comes from Amir Mann, head writer on the second season of YES and Netflix’s [...]
SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched the third episode of Season 24 of “The Bachelor.” Less than one minute into the newest episode of “The Bachelor,” and there were already tears. Picking up where last week left off, viewers reunited with a crying Hannah Ann Sluss and a defensive Kelsey Weier [...]
“9-1-1 Lone Star” got off to a flaming start for Fox in the TV ratings behind the NFC Championship game. The Rob Lowe-fronted series premiere to a 3.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 11.5 million viewers in the time zone-adjusted ratings, which represents easily the best scripted debut of the 2019-2020 season. “Lone Star” had [...]
MADRID — Adding to a powerful and still growing talent roster, Viacom International Studios (VIS) has clinched a first-look deal with Argentine writer-director Ariel Winograd whose latest movie, “The Heist of the Century,” has just become one of the biggest Argentine openers in history. The multi-year pact takes in the development and production of not [...]
TV, film and theater actor William Bogert, who appeared in a recurring role on 1980s sitcom “Small Wonder” and in films such as “War Games,” died Jan. 12 in New York. He was 83. On “Small Wonder,” which ran from 1985 to 1989, Bogert played Brandon Brindle, the Lawsons’ neighbor and Harriet’s father who became [...]
The NFL’s AFC and NFC championship games made for a blockbuster Sunday of football for CBS and Fox, but viewership of the games that determine the contenders for the Super Bowl was down from 2019 levels. CBS’ AFC championship in the 3 p.m. ET afternoon slot delivered 41.1 million viewers as the Kansas City Chiefs [...]