Tyler Perry's "The Haves and the Have Nots"
Tyler Perry's "The Haves and the Have Nots"

OWN’s Tuesday night episode of the Tyler Perry drama The Haves and the Have Nots (January 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT) set a series record, drawing 2.84 million total viewers. 

The third episode of the second season continues the series' growth, up +2% in total viewers over the season premiere (1/7/14), and posting double-digit growth versus last week’s episode up +11% total viewers (1/14/14).

In the key female demo Women 25-54, the Tuesday night episode ranked as the #1 cable telecast in the time period and #3 cable telecast for the night

The episode ranks as the #3 telecast in OWN history among total viewers, behind only Oprah’s Next Chapter with Bobbi Kristina (3/11/12) and Oprah’s Next Chapter with Lance Armstrong (1/17/13).

No one I know personally watches this series, but clearly, lots and lots folks are tuning in, with these increasing record ratings numbers.