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'Lindsay' Reality Show Not the Big Hit For OWN As Expected

by Sergio
March 11, 2014 10:59 AM
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No doubt that Oprah Winfrey, aside from looking for a new victim to save, was certain that OWN’s new and much hyped reality show, Lindsay, on the daily trials and tribulations of D-lister Lindsey Lohan, which premiered last Sunday night, was going to be a smash hit for her network.

Well, it turns out that it wasn’t such a smash after all. Not a total loss, mind you, but still a disappointment.

While the show did have the best premiere for any reality show so far in 2014 (but remember it’s only March), the first episode pulled in only 693,000 viewers. Compare that to the almost 1.5 million total viewers that Oprah’s interview with Lohan got back last summer.

And compared to other OWN shows, the Lindsay premiere came in third behind Iyanla: Fix My Life and Life with La Toya.

The good news is that, when adding in the numbers for Lindsay, OWN did have its best numbers in the last month and half.

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  • lilk | March 14, 2014 4:36 PMReply

    both o and ll are overphotoshopped in this pic. yuck.

  • lilk | March 14, 2014 4:35 PMReply

    @ernchamp OWN definitely inst a black orientated network. However, if OWN did become that, that isnt a bad thing.
    These are the shows
    Oprah's Lifeclass
    Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind
    Your OWN Show: Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star
    The Gayle King Show
    Why Not? with Shania Twain
    Season 25: Oprah Behind The Scenes
    Breaking Down the Bars
    Enough Already! with Peter Walsh
    In the Bedroom with Dr. Laura Berman
    Our America with Lisa Ling
    Kidnapped By the Kids
    Miracle Detectives
    The Swell Life
    Searching For...
    Oprah Presents Master Class
    Ask Oprah's All-Stars
    Ryan and Tatum: The O'Neals
    The Judds
    Anna & Kristina's Grocery Bag
    Oprah's Next Chapter
    Finding Sarah
    The Rosie Show on the channel
    Reruns of older TLC shows : Mystery Diagnosis
    Deliver Me(reruns from Disc Health)
    Curtis Stone's Take Home Chef
    Say Yes to the Dress
    Cash Cab (from sister Discovery Channel)
    What Not To Wear
    10 Years Younger
    I Shouldn't Be Alive (from sister channel Animal Planet)
    Untold Stories of the E.R. (which had also aired on Discovery Health).
    The shows that may be deemed 'black orientated' due to is majority black cast are
    Have Have Nots, Love Thy Neighbor, For Better For Worse, Raising Whitley...only 4 shows!

    However, if OWN did become that, that isnt a bad thing.

  • ernchamp | March 11, 2014 5:37 PMReply

    this is further proof that own has become a Black oriented network. the demos for OWN have shifted dramatically since she added all of the Black oriented programming. Had this show featured Chris Brown as Oprah's latest triage victim, it would have been a hit. BET and TVONE have hell on their hands! Now if Oprah could only put better written and produced progras on the network....

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