OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK SCORES DOUBLE-DIGIT RATINGS GROWTH FOR 2012 IN BOTH PRIMETIME AND TOTAL DAY ACROSS KEY DEMOS
OWN Achieves Its Fourth Consecutive Quarter and 11th Consecutive Month of Year-over-year Ratings Growth
"Iyanla: Fix My Life," "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" and "Six Little McGhees" Are Saturday Night's Top Three Original Series For the Year Among All Broadcast and Cable for African-American Women 25-54
Los Angeles - For the year of 2012, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has scored double-digit ratings growth in both primetime and total day across key demos versus 2011 (primetime up +32% W25-54 and +30% total viewers; total day up +36% W25-54 and +44% total viewers).
The network has achieved its fourth consecutive quarter and 11th consecutive month of year-over-year growth in primetime and total day across key demos, posting double-digit gains.
For the year, OWN's Saturday night original series "Iyanla: Fix My Life," "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" and "Six Little McGhees" were the top three original series among all broadcast and ad-supported cable networks in African-American viewers in the Women 25-54 demo. Additionally, OWN was the year's #15 ad-supported cable network in primetime for African-American Women 25-54.
"Oprah's Next Chapter" (Sundays at 9 p.m.) ranked #1 for the night in W25-54 multiple times throughout the year with numerous episodes scoring over one million viewers:
· Houston Family Interview (March 11) -- 3,498,000 million viewers
· Rihanna (Aug. 19) -- 2,454,000 million viewers
· Pastor Joel Osteen (Jan. 8) -- 1,557,000 million viewers
· Usher (Sept. 16) -- 1,520,000 million viewers
· The Kardashians Part 2 (June 24) --1,209,000 million viewers
· The Kardashians Part 1 (June 17) -- 1,111,000 million viewers
· Steven Tyler (premiere Jan. 1) -- 1,082,000 million viewers
Oprah's inspirational Emmy Award-winning series "Super Soul Sunday" (Sunday at 11 a.m.) featuring conversations with spiritual thought leaders has seen ratings highs, posting triple-digit gains versus year ago numbers (+211% W25-54, +244% P2+). The last five airings of 2012 have been among the highest rated episodes to-date.
In its second season, the critically acclaimed documentary series "Our America with Lisa Ling" (Tuesdays at 10 p.m.) posted triple-digit gains across the key demos versus year ago numbers (+127% W25-54 and +117% total viewers). The third season premieres January 22.
· Prime growth versus year ago: +32% W25-54, +30% total viewers
· Total Day growth versus year ago: +36% W25-54, +44% total viewers
OWN 4Q 2012
· Prime growth versus year ago: +53% W25-54, +60% total viewers
· Total Day growth versus year ago: +36% W25-54, +58% total viewers
OWN December 2012
· Prime growth versus year ago: +44% W25-54, +54% total viewers
· Total Day growth versus year ago: +25% W25-54, +42% total viewers
Source: The Nielsen Company
OWN ratings are coverage ratings.
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