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Oprah Winfrey's OWN Continues Ratings Struggle (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)
TV Guide ^ | June 3, 2011 | Rich Juzwiak

Posted on 06/03/2011 1:36:29 PM PDT by Zakeet

Oprah Winfrey's six-month-old network OWN was down 24 percent in adult viewership in May, compared to the May 2010 ratings of Discovery Health, which OWN replaced, according to TVbytheNumbers.

Its numbers were down in demographics versus Discovery Health's May '10 ratings across the board. In women 18-34, the drop was 24 percent. For women 18-49, it was 19 percent. In women 24-54, likely its target demo, it was down 17 percent. And in adults 18-49, it was down a whopping 30 percent.

Oprah replaces OWN CEO

Almost from the time of its January 1 debut, OWN has struggled to even match the Discovery Health numbers

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: beachedorca; macncheese; msm; newage; oprah; own; tv

Pork Pie needs to call on her buddy, the Wee Wee, to help build an audience. After all, he owes her a big favor for getting him started and all ... and he's been schmoozing on the big glass billboard many times in the recent past ... and he'll do anything to try to get reelected.

1 posted on 06/03/2011 1:36:39 PM PDT by Zakeet
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To: abb
How's about you and I grab a case of brews and a barf bucket and tune in tonight and help the poor brawd out by doubling her viewership?
2 posted on 06/03/2011 1:38:33 PM PDT by Zakeet (The difference between the Wee Wee and a battery ... the battery has a positive side)
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I can’t help. Mercifully, my cable provider doesn’t provide OWN at my level of service. Even if it did, I’d probably do something more interesting than watch it — like maybe watch paint dry.


3 posted on 06/03/2011 1:43:13 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Zakeet
OWN has been PWNED.
4 posted on 06/03/2011 1:43:57 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Sarah Palin really was unelectable, state-run media would be begging the GOP to nominate her.)
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To: Zakeet

I have wondered since the first time I came across that channel, why in the world are those shows on tv?


5 posted on 06/03/2011 1:48:52 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: Zakeet
How's about you and I grab a case of brews and a barf bucket and tune in tonight and help the poor brawd out by doubling her viewership?

Thanks for the invite, but my Friday evenings are reserved for a couple of martinis and a Rockford Files rerun.

Wonder who Oprah and company are gonna try and blame for this Charlie Foxtrot.

6 posted on 06/03/2011 1:51:04 PM PDT by abb
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To: Zakeet

OWL == Oprah Winfrey Loser


7 posted on 06/03/2011 1:54:51 PM PDT by mikrofon (Oprah HOO?)
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Let-downs usually send Oprah on eating binges. Once because a follow up "Chucky" movie (not even the original) beat her movie out at the box office:

If OWN keeps going like this, she'll be eating batter dipped, chocolate covered, deep fried pies whole - until she explodes.

8 posted on 06/03/2011 1:56:59 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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I’ve never spent one nanosecond watching The Oprah. Yesterday, I was stuck in a doctor’s office, waiting for my wife. The waiting room was almost all female. “Ellen” was on. I have no problem with her, but I was shocked at the morons in the studio audience. Now I know where they tape laugh tracks. The morons absolutely squealed with delight when Ellen smiled. You’d have thought that she’d just given birth to a panda the way they carried on.


9 posted on 06/03/2011 2:01:10 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Zakeet
How's about you and I grab a case of brews and a barf bucket and tune in tonight and help the poor brawd out by doubling her viewership?

Well, let me see if I have a place on my "To-Do List where I can squeeze that in......

looking....

looking....

AHA, Here's a spot!

I'll pencil it in right after "Mash nuts flat with a sledge hammer."

10 posted on 06/03/2011 2:09:39 PM PDT by N. Theknow (The MSM is to 0bama what the Broom-n-Scoop Detail is to a circus parade.)
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You’d have thought that she’d just given birth to a panda the way they carried on.

I'll pencil it in right after "Mash nuts flat with a sledge hammer."

LMAO

11 posted on 06/03/2011 2:14:20 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Ax

Maybe they should call that pandamoronium ;)

Personally, I’d take the bamboo under the fingernails before willingly watching that tripe...


12 posted on 06/03/2011 2:21:48 PM PDT by mikrofon (4-5pm: "Drive You Nuts" time)
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Mine are reserved for a couple of cosmos and dvds of Marcus Welby and Mannix.


13 posted on 06/03/2011 2:22:15 PM PDT by Jean2
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To: mikrofon

At this rate just Oprah will be watching the OWN.


14 posted on 06/03/2011 2:28:38 PM PDT by Average Al
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Plenty good old stuff out there just for the viewing, rather than OWN, isn’t there?


15 posted on 06/03/2011 2:53:36 PM PDT by abb
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It’s a horrid little network. They don’t have even one show I would watch. And for this, they took away the channel that carried Dr. G. I have complained about the lowered quality to my satellite company, but I doubt it will make any difference. I look forward to its eventual demise.


16 posted on 06/03/2011 2:57:04 PM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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Dish Network is doing a free preview of OWN this month. channel 186.. can never get enuf of Dr. Spiel.. uhh Phil.


17 posted on 06/03/2011 3:00:52 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: abb

There sure is!


18 posted on 06/03/2011 3:03:21 PM PDT by Jean2
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To: mikrofon

They are Obama’s base. Shudder. No wonder we’re in such dire straits.


19 posted on 06/03/2011 3:12:34 PM PDT by Ax
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I must confess that rather than a martini, I fix a “Montgomery,” which uses a 15:1 ratio of gin to vermouth. It is so named in honor of Sir Bernard Montgomery’s preferred ratio of his troops compared to the enemy before attacking.


20 posted on 06/03/2011 3:16:54 PM PDT by abb
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“Thanks for the invite, but my Friday evenings are reserved for a couple of martinis and a Rockford Files rerun.”

I am presently imbibing Crown Royal Black and watching Terminator Salvation Blu-Ray.


21 posted on 06/03/2011 4:57:31 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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How do they rate viewership these days? I assume that Neilsen is obsolete.


22 posted on 06/03/2011 5:08:28 PM PDT by Jean S
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