OWN DELIVERS MOST-WATCHED NIGHT IN NETWORK HISTORY
Season Finale of "The Haves and the Have Nots" and Season Premiere of "If Loving You is Wrong" Are Top 2 Cable Telecasts for Women 25-54
"If Loving You is Wrong" Breaks Series Records with 2.9 Million Viewers
Los Angeles - OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network posted its most-watched night in network history on Tuesday (3/24/15) garnering 3.5 million viewers for the season finale of "The Haves and the Have Nots" (9 p.m.) and a record 2.9 million viewers for the new season premiere of "If Loving You is Wrong" (10 p.m.). The drama series, both from Tyler Perry, were Tuesday night's top 2 cable telecasts among the network's key women 25-54 demo.
The season premiere "If Loving You is Wrong" delivered its strongest performance in series history across all key demos, earning the #1 slot in the time period across all cable in all key demos.
"The Haves and the Have Nots" season finale was Tuesday night's #1 cable telecast for W25-54 and total viewers and the #2 telecast in OWN history among total viewers (trailing only its prior season finale episode on 3/11/14 with 3.6 million viewers).
About "The Haves and the Have Nots"
From prolific writer, director, producer Tyler Perry, "The Haves and the Have Nots" follows the complicated dynamic between the rich and powerful Cryer family and the hired help who work in their opulent mansion set in Savannah, Georgia.
About "If Loving You Is Wrong"
"If Loving You Is Wrong" is the dramatic series created for television by writer/director Tyler Perry. With a diverse cast and storylines ranging from heartfelt to scandalous, the sexy, sleek drama takes viewers into the lives of a group of husbands, wives and friends that live and love in the same middle class neighborhood. On the surface they are true-to-life, relatable people - raising children, working jobs, finding and maintaining romance - but just below the veneer of happiness, their lives are entangled by heartbreak, deceit and lies that threaten to destroy everything.
About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey's heart and creative instincts inform the brand - and the magnetism of the channel. Winfrey provides leadership in programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable. Depth with edge. Heart. Star power. Connection. And endless possibilities. OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications. The network debuted on January 1, 2011 and is available in 85 million homes. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com. For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/own.