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

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act March 11, 2014 at 10:59AM

It wasn't the big hit as expected, but it wasn't a complete total loss either.
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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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