OWN: The Haves and The Have Nots
*OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network delivered the most-watched month in network history in primetime for the month of February (538,000 total viewers), the cable channel announced Tuesday.
OWN’s prime average in the key W25-54 demo marked a six-month high, up +11% versus January and up a whopping +86% versus one year ago. This makes OWN the fastest-growing cable network for W25-54 versus a year ago.
The drama “The Haves and the Have Nots” from Tyler Perry is cable’s most-watched show on Tuesday nights and the No. 1 original cable series for African-Americans. It also ranks in the top 10 original primetime series overall on ad-supported cable nets in W25-54, making OWN Tuesday nights the No. 2 cable network for W25-54, nearly tying with TBS.
*This weekend EURweb was on the scene at the 45th NAACP Image Awards.
Watch what stars like Oprah Winfrey, Stevie Wonder, Arsenio Hall, Anthony Anderson, Tatyana Ali, Wendy Raquel Robinson, and Malcolm D. Lee had to say on the red carpet to EURweb associate Fahnia Thomas.
“It’s fun. It means you are in the club!”
Fan favorite Oprah Winfrey said nominations are pointers saying you’re moving in the right direction.
*On Nov. 9 in Los Angeles, The Hollywood Reporter sat the hottest actresses of the 2014 award season at one table for “an amazingly candid conversation.” [Scroll down to watch the full interview.]
The magazine’s annual “Actress Roundtable” for 2014 included “12 Years a Slave’s” Lupita Nyong’o, 30; Emma Thompson (“Saving Mr. Banks”), 54; Amy Adams (“American Hustle,” “Her”), 39; Oprah Winfrey (“Lee Daniels’ The Butler”), 60; Julia Roberts (“August: Osage County”), 46, and Octavia Spencer (“Fruitvale Station”), 43.
Below, one question from the interview :
QUESTION: What’s the best or worst piece of advice you’ve been given in Hollywood?
JULIA ROBERTS: It’s going to be a long hour.
OCTAVIA SPENCER: Well, I’ll break that ice. When I first started acting, my acting teacher said, “Imagine if you’re doing a scene and someone is out in the hall. If it sounds like you’re doing a scene, you’re doing a scene. If it sounds like you’re actually having a conversation, you’re having a conversation.”
*As moviegoers gear up to watch this year’s Academy Awards, Entertainment Weekly is setting the stage for the event with Oscar hopefuls Cate Blanchett and Lupita Nyong’o gracing the cover.
In the issue, the pair discuss the never-ending award season, what they love most about their jobs and their hopes for the future.
*Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey have definitely become TV’s dynamic duo.
Perry is adding yet another gig to his OWN titles and responsibilities. And this time he’ll be in front of the camera.
He’s hosting his own self-titled talk show on the network, “The Tyler Perry Show” — a first for him.