Tyler Perry's ‘The Haves and the Have Nots’ Sets Ratings Record With Season 2 Premiere

Tyler Perry's 'The Haves and the Have Nots' Sets Ratings Record With Season 2 Premiere

2.8 million total viewers tune in for latest season on OWN

Tyler Perry's drama series “The Haves and the Have Nots” premiered its second season on OWN on Tuesday night, reaching a series high of 2.8 million total viewers and becoming the network's top season premiere across all key demos.

The total viewership represents a 57 percent leap over last May's Season 1 premiere. In the women 25-54 demographic, Tuesday's premiere also set a series high, scoring 1.1 million viewers in the demo, a 59 percent jump over the Season 1 premiere.

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Compared to the Season 1 finale in September, the “Haves and the Have Nots” premiere was up 13 percent in the demo and 7 percent in total viewers.

In the larger scope of OWN history, the “Haves and the Have Nots” Season 2 premiere also had an impressive showing — the premiere was the second-highest-rated show in the demo in the history of OWN, only lagging behind the March 2012 installment of “Oprah's Next Chapter” featuring Bobbi Kristina Houston. In total viewers, it was OWN's third-most-watched show, behind the Houston interview and the “Oprah's Next Chapter” featuring disgraced bicyclist Lance Armstrong.

  • Leland

    Congratulations! This is big news.

  • Dr.Zuwonderful

    I feel that Tyler Perry is a gift from our creator, as the old folks would say he came straight from heaven.

  • zaP

    Let the hating start. Thanks to the first 2 commentator for not being hater.

  • show watcher

    luv havs & hav nots. tp is genius!

  • Lizz40

    Bad acting. Bad writing. Plots that just don't make sense with plenty of holes. I love it.

    • mimi57

      lmao! I'm new tonight watchig this due to so many channels and nothing on good at the moment, I'm watching what I think are back to back old espisodes. Everything is very predictable and actually like a silly night time soap opera with black vs whites and everything in between. It's very good for someone who is cooking as i am right now late at night and miss parts but can catch up ina heartbeat. it's very simple, poorly wriiten as you say and I'm shocked it's on OWN…but hey, I am enjoying this silly show too LOL :P

  • Deborah Causey

    I love the show. I can't wait for next season. Mr. Perry has to make a weekly show called The Madea Show with her very funny family and friends, pot and all. Please at lease think about it?
    Congratulation very, very good show.