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OWN’s Ratings Continue To Fall

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OWN’s Ratings Continue To Fall

Not everything Oprah touches turns to gold!

After five full weeks of programming, Oprah’s new network OWN is losing viewers. It’s down 34% among women 25-54 during primetime, and 17% in the same demographic for the entire day.

The worst news is that OWN replaced the Discovery Health channel, which was getting BETTER ratings at this same time last year.

Sorry, Oprah — the world still loves you, just maybe not your channel.

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20 comments to “OWN’s Ratings Continue To Fall”

  1. 1

    OPRAH SUCKS! bring back discovery health!

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  3. 3

    That's OK. She still has GAYle to eat out her stinky, smelly TWAT!!!

  4. 4

    Many of her fans are poor women who can't afford cable TV, so they don't get her OWN channel.
    Once her ABC show ends, the rating will pick up because these broads need their Oprah fix.

  5. 5

    I haven't seen a lot of promotion for it.

  6. 6

    I've actually been watching some of the programming and it's good. And Stefy, I'm not a poor or a huge fan of Oprah and I'm not looking for my "fix". It's not all about Oprah. There are interesting shows on the channel and shows that I'm looking forward to seeing in the future.

    Don't count the network out just yet.

  7. 7

    I am not poor ( I live in Potomac, MD) but I must say that her new channel is kind of boring and I do miss the Discovery channel.

  8. 8

    I would say 90% of the programs on the channel suck big time. Nothing interesting at all. Tried it and left. Won't go back. It's a write off for her billions anyways. She will never know that it's in the red cuz she has so much black.

  9. 9

    The current issue of Newsweek highlighted the problem: Oprah's new channel is overwhelmingly white. Gayle and Oprah are the only Black people there; Lisa Ling is Asian, Dr. Oz is a Turk. But the overwhelming number of personalities are whites.

    Why on earth is a drunken, bankrupt, British former princess being given a show (Sarah Ferguson)? Oprah ignored her base, misread her demographic and has alienated the folks who have followed her for decades.

  10. 10

    Well maybe its because of the her choices of shows she chooses to air; they are sooooo boring and it seems its only meant for older women.

  11. 11

    I used to watch Discovery Health all the time..I don't like having to see Oprah's face every 5 minutes. It's such a lame channel now. Discovery Health had the most interesting shows

  12. 12

    BRING BACK DISCOVERY HEALTH!!!! Way more interesting to me than Oprah…. I mean girl, give it a rest, you are not the center of the universe and while I know she does a lot for charity and causes around the world…. taking DH off so she could say she owns a whole channel is egotistical of her…. much prefer DH, they had the best shows!!!

  13. tasha says – reply to this


    Discovery Health was alot better. It was my favorite channel. BRING BACK DISCOVERY HEALTH!!!!!!!

  14. 14

    I think it had something to do with the fact that we had to see the commercial for it EVERY FIVE FUCKING MINUTES. I had to start muting my TV/computer every time i saw the shit, and i vowed to never watch it. Plus, The Discovery Chanel was awesome, and obviously educational.

  15. 15

    Could it be because of the INSANE amount of commercial interruptions????!!!!

  16. 16

    I cant stand Oprah!

  17. 17

    Personally….I WANT MY DISCOVERY HEALTH CHANNEL BACK! I love Oprah but I am not impressed with the line up at all. The only show I watch is Enough with Peter Walsh because he gets me in the mood to clean my house. I believe the show in some form is available on HGTV even if it is with another host. I don't need to watch Dr. Phil. I don't watch him on my non cable channels. I wish her well but I want my Health channel back!

  18. 18

    I don't like Oprah, I don't like her channel. It's so boring. Too many talk shows. I want DISCOVERY HEALTH back! It was awesome and I watched it all the time!

  19. 19

    good :)

  20. 20

    Interesting, because her talk show is finally back on track — interesting and delightful and provocative. The this OWN channel sucks the biggest dick in town.