Has the almighty O lost her touch!?
Following a two year hiatus, Oprah brought have her Favorite Things special on OWN, but it failed to bring in the BIGGGGG RATINGSSSSS!
Back in 2010, when the Oprah Winfrey Show was still a syndicated daytime talk show, a whopping 9 million tuned in to watch the audience go cray cray.
This year? Only 870,000.
But the suits at OWN aren't sweating the dismal numbers. Erik Logan, president of OWN, said:
"The 2012 show performed exactly as expected. The good thing about Oprah having her own network is we can keep repeating the special."
That's true, but if only 870,000 tuned in the first time, what makes them think more will watch the repeats? By then everyone can watch the good parts on the internet, like HERE and HERE.
Maybe next year Oprah should make it a prime time special on one of the major networks and THEN rerun it on OWN.
No charge for that idea, O!
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