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OWN’s ‘The Have And Have The Nots' Finale Draws 2.6 Million Viewers

OWN’s Tyler Perry-produced drama series The Haves and Have Nots drew a series record 2.6 million viewers in its finale Tuesday night, network officials said Wednesday.

The series, which debuted May 28 with a network record 1.7 million viewers, finished its 16-episode run averaging 1.8 million viewers, according to network officials.

The Haves and The Have Nots grew its audience in key female demos for eight consecutive weeks, with the finale posting a 40% increase in women 25-54 versus the show’s season average.

The series will return to OWN with another 16 episodes in January 2014, the network said.

R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.