SEASON PREMIERE OF OWN’S HIT TYLER PERRY DRAMA “THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS” DELIVERS 3 MILLION VIEWERS
Premiere Episode is Tuesday Night’s #1 Cable Telecast for Women and the #1 Show on Social Media
January 5, 2017
Los Angeles – The season premiere of OWN’s hit Tyler Perry drama “The Haves and the Have Nots” (1/3/17) delivered 3 million total viewers and a 2.52 W25-54 rating. The premiere episode was Tuesday night’s #1 cable telecast for women, the #1 show on all television for African-American viewers and was the #1 most social show across all broadcast, cable and syndication and across all dayparts.
Additionally, OWN was Tuesday night’s #1 cable network for women and the #1 network on television across all key African-American demos.
Source: Nielsen, Social Content Ratings data, ranked on episode-level interactions.
About “The Haves and the Have Nots” (Tuesdays at 9 p.m.)
The one-hour drama, “The Haves and the Have Nots,” follows the tangled lives of the wealthy Cryer and Harrington families and the poor Young family. This season, “The Haves and the Have Nots” continues to heat up as Hanna (Crystal R. Fox), the moral conscience, is tested like never before. Hanna and her son, Benny, (Tyler Lepley) are stripped of everything they have once Candace's (Tika Sumpter) latest hustle fails miserably. “The Haves and the Have Nots” is created, written, directed and executive produced by Tyler Perry and is produced for OWN by Tyler Perry Studios.
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About Tyler Perry Studios
Tyler Perry Studios (TPS) was formed by actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry in the fall of 2008. The studio develops and produces motion picture films, in addition to drama and comedy television programming for the multi-platform U.S. television market. The 200,000 square foot studio lot is situated on the former Delta Airlines campus of more than 30 acres in the Greenbriar area of southwest Atlanta. The studio consists of five sound stages, a post production facility, a pond, a back lot, a 400-seat theater, a private screening room, and designated areas for entertaining and hosting events. Since its opening, Perry and the studio’s 400 Atlanta-based employees have been hard at work in production of over fifteen films and five television series, with over 90 total episodes per year. In 2015 TPS announced plans to expand operations with the acquisition of Fort McPherson, adding another 330 acres to create another major movie production studio lot.