*OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network scored ratings highs in primetime on Saturday and Sunday nights with the premieres of its original series “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” (Saturdays at 10 p.m.) and “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” (Sundays at 10 p.m.) delivering their highest rated episodes in series history.
On Saturday, July 27, the premiere of “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” delivered a series high 1.1 million total viewers. The season premiere was up 15% in total viewers versus its fall season premiere last year (September 15, 2012). The episode was also the #1 show for African-Americans in all of television.
On Sunday, July 28, the premiere of “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” which features updates on some of the most memorable “Oprah” show guests delivered 657,000 total viewers. The season premiere was up 71% in total viewers.
In addition on Saturday, “Iyanla: Fix My Life” (9-10 p.m.), featuring spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant with R&B recording artist Syleena Johnson, delivered 814,000 total viewers, up 2% in women 25-54 versus the season average. Iyanla: Fix My Life” ranked #2 behind “Sweetie Pie’s” for African-American women in all of television on Saturday, July 27.
For nine weeks in a row, Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and The Have Nots” has ranked among Tuesday night’s top 10 cable telecasts among women 25-54, and among the week’s top five cable telecasts for African-American women 25-54. In addition, “Love Thy Neighbor” ranked in the top five cable telecasts among women 25-54 in the 9:30 p.m. time period on July 24. The series is averaging 1.1 million total viewers.