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`Oprah's Next Chapter' Sets OWN Ratings Record

Audiences are flocking to see Oprah Winfrey's new interview series in record numbers.

The Jan. 8 episode of Oprah's Next Chapter on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network drew a network record 1.6 million viewers and a 1.3 rating in the network's target female 25-54 demo, said network executives.

The episode, which featured an interview with Pastor Joel Osteen, posted double digit growth across all key demos versus the series' Jan. 1 premiere -- which drew a lofty 1.2 million viewers -- and posted triple digit gains across all key demos versus year ago numbers (+220% total viewers, +225% among  W25-54 viewers, and  +150% in households).

In addition, the second season premiere of Oprah's Master Class featuring Jane Fonda scored a series high 930,000 total viewers and a .69 rating in the key women 25-54 demo - both of which were up triple digits across all key demos versus year ago numbers.

The performance was the network's second highest rating ever in the Sunday 10 p.m. time period only behind the second hour of last week's two-hour premiere of Oprah's Next Chapter, said network officials.