OWN’s most popular series to date, “The Haves and the Have Nots,” wrapped its first season with a record audience Tuesday night.
Nielsen estimates than an average crowd of 2.6 million watched the Tyler Perry-created soap starring John Schneider and Tika Sumpter — nearly 50% more than the 1.77 million who tuned in for the series premiere in late May.
It has performed especially well for OWN in the net’s target women 25-54 demo, rising week to week with each of its last eight episodes.
The series about the powerful Cryer family and the hired help who work in their Savannah, Ga., mansion returns with its second season in January.
O collecting them coins. Hopefully they'll up the budget for the other half of the season.