OWN Soars in the Ratings

Via an official press release we get word that Iyanla Vanzant’s new show “Iyanla: Fix My Life” was a ratings hit when it debuted over the weekend with a two part interview with reality star Evelyn Lozada.

The debut episode of ‘Fix My Life,’ which aired on Saturday, September 15th, drew 1.1 million viewers, while the follow-up episode, which aired the following Sunday night, drew 1.59 million viewers.

Iyanla’s new show was the second most watched cable show by females between the ages of 25 and 54 and was the highest rated debut ever for a show on OWN.

Oprah declared OWN a success last week, saying they turned profit for the first time this year and were moving on to the next chapter in the transformation of the network.

4 Comments

  1. That’s great news for Oprah and her network. I was on of those 1.5 million viewers on Sunday and I must say that I was very impressed with Iyanla’s no non-sense approach. She was able to get all of the info from Evelyn without making her feel and look like crap in the process. Thoroughly impressed. I also learned a lot from it as well. :):)

    Go Oprah!

  2. I thought the second episode was a bit more salacious. It seemed like Iyanla was trying to get Evelyn to admit all the dirt and get the answers out of her that the public wanted.

  3. I’m glad OWN’s ratings are improving and she has recently turned a profit! I’m happy that many women are responding and getting some therapy in the process of being entertained and informed!

    I was an Iyanla fan when she first came out and visited my church, I read portions of two of her books, I don’t like all the little story scenarios…book fillers…I watched her on the program “Starting Over.” I think she makes valid points, but also gives questionable advice too. It’s important to weight whatever any “expert” says and search for other “experts” opinions on the same topic.

    Sometimes whatever the life coach is sensitive to or have struggled with (unresolved issues) might affect a truly objective answer! When she’s on with Oprah, she usually catches it and backtracks to clarify!

    Women need help because of the weight we carry, so I do wish her and the show well, but I also hope people think for themselves too!

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