Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Sony Hack Reveals the Insufferable Whiteness of Hollywood Sony Hack Reveals the Insufferable Whiteness of Hollywood '106 & PARK' Says Goodbye Today, Dec 19 at 6pm, w/ Live, 2-hour, Star-Studded Finale! '106 & PARK' Says Goodbye Today, Dec 19 at 6pm, w/ Live, 2-hour, Star-Studded Finale! Up Next for Justin Simien ('Dear White People') - Comedy 'Make a Wish' Starring Anthony Mackie Up Next for Justin Simien ('Dear White People') - Comedy 'Make a Wish' Starring Anthony Mackie The Best of Black Television in 2014 The Best of Black Television in 2014 Don't Stop With 'Sorority Sisters' or There Might Be More 'All My Babies' Mamas' (Remember That?) Don't Stop With 'Sorority Sisters' or There Might Be More 'All My Babies' Mamas' (Remember That?) A Boatload of Photos From 'With This Ring' (Regina Hall, Jill Scott, Eve Star - Coming January 2015) A Boatload of Photos From 'With This Ring' (Regina Hall, Jill Scott, Eve Star - Coming January 2015) Unconfirmed Report Says That Viola Davis Has Been Cast to Play Amanda Waller in 'Suicide Squad' Unconfirmed Report Says That Viola Davis Has Been Cast to Play Amanda Waller in 'Suicide Squad' Tessa Thompson Books Female Lead Role in Ryan Coogler's 'Creed' Opposite Michael B. Jordan Tessa Thompson Books Female Lead Role in Ryan Coogler's 'Creed' Opposite Michael B. Jordan Kevin Hart Gives Will Ferrell Cornrows in First Poster for Comedy 'Get Hard' Kevin Hart Gives Will Ferrell Cornrows in First Poster for Comedy 'Get Hard' For the Cinephile on Your Shopping List: 'Separate Cinema - The First 100 Years of Black Poster Art' For the Cinephile on Your Shopping List: 'Separate Cinema - The First 100 Years of Black Poster Art' Samuel L. Jackson Has His Own Challenge for Other Celebrites in Reaction to "Racist Police" (Watch) Samuel L. Jackson Has His Own Challenge for Other Celebrites in Reaction to "Racist Police" (Watch) Why Aren’t We Talking About the Sexual Assault in 'Beyond the Lights'? Why Aren’t We Talking About the Sexual Assault in 'Beyond the Lights'? Imagine Billie Holiday as a Vampire, w/ a Punk Band, Consumed w/ Fixing the World's Problems... (Fundraising!) Imagine Billie Holiday as a Vampire, w/ a Punk Band, Consumed w/ Fixing the World's Problems... (Fundraising!) Leaked Sony Emails Reveal Interest in Destiny's Child Biopic + Immersive Kanye West Feature Film Experience Leaked Sony Emails Reveal Interest in Destiny's Child Biopic + Immersive Kanye West Feature Film Experience Ava DuVernay Earns Her Way Into the History Books - First Black Woman Director to Be Nominated for a Golden Globe Award Ava DuVernay Earns Her Way Into the History Books - First Black Woman Director to Be Nominated for a Golden Globe Award Watch Teaser for 'Being Mary Jane' Season 2 + Details on Story, Guest Stars Watch Teaser for 'Being Mary Jane' Season 2 + Details on Story, Guest Stars Third 'Best Man' Movie Gets a Title, an Official 2016 Release Date & A Most Unexpected Wedding Third 'Best Man' Movie Gets a Title, an Official 2016 Release Date & A Most Unexpected Wedding My MoviePass Experience - What Works & What Could Be Improved (The Movie Theater Subscription Service) My MoviePass Experience - What Works & What Could Be Improved (The Movie Theater Subscription Service) Lifetime Launches New Series Set In Elite World Of Hip-Hop Majorette Competitions (Watch Preview) Lifetime Launches New Series Set In Elite World Of Hip-Hop Majorette Competitions (Watch Preview) Samuel L. Jackson: '12 Years A Slave' Proof That Hollywood Still Isn't Ready To Deal w/ Racism Samuel L. Jackson: '12 Years A Slave' Proof That Hollywood Still Isn't Ready To Deal w/ Racism

Signs Of Life At OWN

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act July 31, 2012 at 8:29PM

After months of doom and gloom reports about disappointing ratings and the lackluster performance of the Oprah Winfrey Network, there are hopeful signs of new life.
12
OWN

After months of doom and gloom reports about disappointing ratings and the lackluster performance of the Oprah Winfrey Network, there are hopeful signs of new life.

Discovery CEO David Zaslav said today that there has been an improvement in the overall performance at OWN. According to him, there has been a 20% ratings growth in the second quarter among the network's core audience of women between the ages of 25-54. 

Zaslav made it a point about the improving numbers, and added that "canidily we're significantly ahead of where we thought we would be."

He further said that the network "spilled less red ink in the second quarter" than it did in the previous one. Though a lot of the savings this quarter was due to the cancellation of the Rosie O'Donnell talk show.

However, he added that more money would be spent in the future on marketing and programming, and that they expect OWN to actually turn a profit in late 2013.

This article is related to: Television, TV News


Shadow & ActNewsletter