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Oprah Winfrey's OWN Becomes Profitable On Strong Showing From The Haves and the Have Nots!

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Looks like All My Children and One Life to Live may be riding the right TV ticket as news today shows that Oprah Winfrey’s struggling OWN cabler, may have turned the corner and is now on an upswing and becoming profitable for the first time!

According to Deadline.com, “Discovery CEO David Zaslav says that OWN beat his forecast that it would begin to generate cash in the second half of the year!. He told analysts this morning, in his Q2 report, that Discovery’s joint venture with Oprah Winfrey is ‘now cash flow positive and starting to pay down the investment Discovery has made in the venture.’ He attributed the acceleration to the higher fees that pay TV distributors are shelling out for OWN vs its predecessor, Discovery Health.

In addition, the channel’s rising ratings are ‘translating into significant advertising growth including signing over 30 new clients during this upfront, and driving double digit scatter pricing.’ He singled out Tyler Perry’s Have And Have Nots and Love Thy Neighbor as “bona fide hits” that contributed to 39% ratings growth among women 25-to-54 in Q2. That was ‘the highest growth of any cable network’ in the quarter and made OWN a top 20 network for women in June — and made it a top-3 network for African American women over the last eight weeks. Zaslav says that OWN’s “positive cash flow generation should continue to increase.”

So what do you think about the turn in Oprah’s profitability on OWN? Would you like to see AMC and OLTL remain there after the summer with all-new episodes?  What do you think of Tyler Perry’s The Haves And The Have Nots? Share your thoughts!

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jenette
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jenette

i love the haves and the have not it’s agood show i would love to she amc and oltl be a part of own

Dinah
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Dinah

I hope OWN keep AMC/OLTL

Bruce
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Bruce

I love The Haves and the Havenots along with Love Thy Neighbor. I would love for AMC and OLTL to remain on OWN!!

Joan Faist
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Joan Faist

I would love to have AMC and OLTL stay on OWN. Congrats to Oprah.

OneLifeMikey
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OneLifeMikey

All of us soap fans told Oprah this was the way to go to save her network! We told her this, begging & pleading 2 years ago! So yes! Please!

Tali
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Tali

I love watching OLTL on Hulu but would love them to stay on OWN also!

moshane58
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moshane58

Differently but with low ratings on them will they stay?People need to watch regardless of reruns to prove these soaps have an audiences.We don’t watch we will be the losers not Oprah.They need a network to improve and add more cast.These actors won’t turn down other jobs that pay alot more.Ratings release today where not good….

JEM
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JEM

I think it is funny that for all of Oprah‘s life lesson, change the world, live your best life, New Age crap that she had been airing on her network, the thing that is saving it is good old fashioned soap operas and entertainment. I think OWN started as a big exercise in self-aggrandazing vanity on Oprah‘s part. She didn‘t count on the fact that while people liked her show for an hour a day, an entire network devoted to her was just way too much. She also didn‘t seem to realize that when you have a network, you need… Read more »

Carol Bryan
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Carol Bryan

I would love for this to happen!!! ABC will now see just how many fans AMC and OLTL really have. Their losing money and OWN is making money!!!!

Tasha Jones
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Tasha Jones

It is sad that I can not see it on own in Canada. Does anyone know why this is the case?

Yolanda Arias-Arenas
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Yolanda Arias-Arenas

I would love for OLTL and AMC to be a part of OWN from now on. It’s great to have the soaps on TV again.

Robert in Jersey City
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Robert in Jersey City

Opes was wrong about soaps….
Good to see that this shows everyone the genre IS viable.

dawnhaze
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dawnhaze

OWN would be a good home for AMC and OLTL. Hope it comes to fruit.

su0000
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su0000

I hope the soaps will find a TV home, but I am not a rerun watcher of any show.
I never take the time nor have need to watch something that I have seen and know the outcome.
Hopefully in the future OWN would run the current episodes for the people who like to watch the Soaps on a network, I’ll still watch via the net, as I’ve done for years.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I so hope OWN keeps OLTL and AMC after this summer run.

bc
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bc

Perhaps oprah should do business w/ victoria rowell’s production of rich and ruthless to partner it w/ “the have and have nots”. It’s no surprise though that rowell has to use kickstarter campaign to fundraise for her project when even director spike le has to use kickstarter for his movie. Yet spike is the most prominent African american director. tyler perry’s soap opera gets a lot of criticism for its portrayal of African americans despite its ratings. While spike and rowell are more similar bec they are vocal abt racial issues.

Lisa M.
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Lisa M.

Congratulations on the ratings thanks to the fans. We are making it happen because finally Oprah is putting some good shows on her network. I was not a viewer of OWN until the last year. I am definitely an avid viewer now because of the great shows and interviews that are now shown. I personally am in love with Tyler Perry’s soap The Haves and Have Nots. This soap is awesome and keeps me on my seat. I can’t wait until the episode tonight. Then there is my two favorite daytime soaps AMC & OLTL. I am so glad they… Read more »

Shirley Handy
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Shirley Handy

I like The Have and The Have Nots and Love Thy Neighbor. I just started watching these two shows when I heard AMC and OLTL were going to be shown on OWN during the summer. I hope you can keep AMC and OLTL on OWN for everyone that enjoys these shows.

Dawn
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Dawn

Can’t see any of those on the Canadian OWN. It really is frustrating and disappointing. Would love to support the network by watching these shows but alas not in Canada. 🙁

Tasha Jones
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Tasha Jones

I do not understand why this is not on OWN Canada makes no sense?>??

brian
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brian

“The Haves and the Have Nots” is my favorite show ! I await the new episode each week.

susan M.
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susan M.

Oprah must be happy that this benefited her cable channel by putting OLTL & AMC on just for the summer. Should have put them on her channel from day one!

Denise
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Denise

I personally would like to see AMC and OLTL remain on OWN. Those shows have been a part of my existence ever since the beginning and should never have been cancelled. Awesome programs. The Haves and the Have Nots is in a class by itself, a phenomenal new soap with excellent characters, especially Tika Sumpter. The writing is off the chain, where does TP get some of these storylines from. Tyler and Oprah keep up the good work because obviously you do it well. The ratings speak for itself.

Helen
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Helen

I love watching OLTL on OWN! Lets keep both shows on TV!

Cathy Frank
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Cathy Frank

YES!!!! Keep All My Childten & One Life to Live on OWN
My family & friends would rather watch them on TV instead of the Internet.
Some older family & friend don’t know how to use the computer. Some do not even have
computers.

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Chrishell Stause and G Flip Tie the Knot

Selling Sunset star and soap alum, Chrishell Stause is married after one-year of dating to Australian-born musician, G Flip.

Stause, who formerly appeared on the soap operas; All My Children, Days of our Lives, and The Young and the Restless, took to her Instagram with a montage of photos sharing the news of her union with G Flip.

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The marriage was confirmed by Stause’s rep to PEOPLE.  Chrishell’s post also was used to promote G Flip’s brand new single, “Be Your Man” with a look at their year together in photos. The single was written by G Flip about their relationship with Stause.

The real estate broker/reality star shared: “Love doesn’t always go as planned … Sometimes it’s immeasurably better. Be Your Man is out now & linked in stories. If you ever get the pleasure of meeting G, know that you are meeting one of the kindest, funniest & most talented hard working people out there.  Please go stream! I love you so much @gflip ❤️‍🔥 #BeYourMan”

Previously, Chrishell was in a relationship for four years to Justin Hartley (ex-This Is Us, Y&R, Passions) before getting married.  The two eventually tied the knot in 2017 and were divorced in 2019.

Share your congratulations, thoughts, or well-wishes for Stause and G Flip on their marriage in the comment section below.

 

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Mark Consuelos Debut Week on ‘Live with Kelly and Mark’ Scores Highest Rating for Show Since Mid-January

They are off to a good start! Former All My Children stars, real-life husband and wife, and now co-hosts of Live with Kelly and Mark, fared well in Mark Consuelos’ (ex-Mateo) debut week.

Consuelos took over from Ryan Seacrest in the co-host chair opposite Ripa (ex-Hayley) on April 17th.  The couple’s debut-week landed them solid ratings, plus the syndicated morning series largest audience in three months.

According to Nielsen’s live+same-day data, Live with Kelly and Mark scored 2.4M viewers and a 1.7 Household rating.

Those stats make it the highest for both since the week of January 16.  The pairing also scored well on Live’s year-over-year averages in both total viewers and in the key demo. Live with Kelly and Mark was up 6% in ratings and 8% in total viewers.

In addition, Kelly and Mark were shown the love in the New York City market. The premiere week brought with it Live‘s most-watched week in nearly three years. Formerly, May of 2020 was the biggest numbers for a NY state of mind audience.

So, how do you like Kelly and Mark together as co-hosts thus far on ‘Live’? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Carol Burnett On Her 90th Birthday Recalls Agnes Nixon Offering Her the Role of All My Children’s Verla Grubbs

Last night on her 90th birthday, comedy legend Carol Burnett was honored during the NBC TV special, Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love.  Today, April 27th,the extended cut is available to stream on Peacock.

In an interview on her career with Vulture, Burnett discussed how she eventually wound up playing the role of Verla Grubbs on her favorite soap opera, All My Children.Burnett, first played the role in 1983.

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As many know, Carol was a professed longtime fan of Pine Valley, and over the years, many wondered if she asked for a role on the show and thus reached out to its legendary creator, Agnes Nixon.

Burnett revealed: “I didn’t have to. She volunteered. When I did questions and answers at the top of my show, I often talked about All My Children with the audience. I’d say, ‘Oh, I didn’t see it today. What happened?’ Because my lunch hour was built around watching All My Children. Agnes knew that, and she called and said, ‘Would you like it if I wrote a character for you?’ I said, ‘Absolutely!’ So on my hiatus, I flew back to New York and they had a whole story line for me. I was on it for two weeks, and I got to know Susan Lucci. Oh, and Susan is on the 90th! She flew out and I was thrilled. But soap operas are the hardest work, because, oh my God, you get 19 pages at night, you have to study the lines, and then you go do it in the morning. I really admire soap-opera actors, how they pull it off.”

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The character of Verla Grubbs (the daughter of Langley Wallingford) appeared on AMC several times in 1983, 1995, 2005 and 2011.

Check out Burnett as Verla below.

Now let us know if you admire Carol’s appreciation of the art form of the soaps, and if you loved her during her time on All My Children in the comment section below.

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