On Tuesday, January 7th I along with over 2.8 million others tuned in to the season premiere, and according to the Nielson Company this set a new record for programming on the Oprah-inspired network.
Nielson reports: "OWN’s season two premiere of the Tyler Perry drama “The Haves and the Have Nots” on Tuesday night (Jan. 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT) delivered record numbers, earning 2.8 million total viewers and becoming the #1 season premiere in OWN history across all key demos. The episode ranked as the highest telecast in series history, posting double-digit growth in W25-54 (up +59%) and total viewers (up +57%) versus the season one premiere (May 28, 2013). It also saw double- digit growth versus the prior season average, up +58% in W25-54 and +53% in total viewers and was up +13% in W25-54 and +7% in total viewers versus the fall finale (September 3, 2013)."
Is anyone really surprised? Everyone wanted to see what Candace (brought to life by Tika Sumpter) and the rest of the cast were going to do next. It was great to see Amanda (played by Jaclyn Betham) stand up for herself as well as Jeffrey (played by Gavin Houston) start taking his life in his own hands. Both were inspired ironically by Candace, so how will she use that to her own advantage? Then there is Hanna (played by Crystal Fox). What will happen when the truth is revealed about Benny's (played by Tyler Lepley) accident? Will this bring Tony Watson (played by Patrick Faucette) together and will it tear her friendship with Katheryn (played by Renee Lawless) apart? And what about Veronica (played by Angela Robinson)? Will she be able to love her son and accept him for who he is? We'll be watching to see!
Keep up with the Haves and the Have Nots here: http://www.oprah.com/own-the-haves-and-the-have-nots/the-haves-and-the-have-nots.html