No Ratings Boost For Oprah’s Lindsay Lohan Interview, ‘True Blood’ Finale Down

By | Tuesday August 20, 2013 @ 11:05am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Oprah Winfrey‘s post-rehab interview with troubled star Lindsay Lohan drew far smaller audience than Winfrey’s other similar first exclusive sit-downs. The Lohan interview on Oprah’s Next Chapter on Sunday averaged 892,000 total viewers at 9 PM, only slightly above the show’s Sunday average (+7%). For comparison, Winfrey’s interview with Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina drew 3.5 million viewers and her chat with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong pulled in 3.2 million. For the night, including the 10 PM rebroadcast, the Lohan sit-down averaged 1.8 million viewers.

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Lance To Oprah: “I Owe A Lot Of People Apologies” – Video

By | Friday January 18, 2013 @ 7:43pm PST

At least this much of what Lance Armstrong says is true in part 2 of Oprah’s Next Chapter interview. Then she asks whether he owes an apology to David Walsh — the journalist who was villified and held up to public ridicule for his 13-year pursuit of the truth: … Read More »

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Lance Armstrong Confesses To Oprah: Video

By | Thursday January 17, 2013 @ 9:37pm PST

In the first clip from Oprah’s Next Chapter interview with the athlete, he answers simply “yes” to her questions about his use of different performance-enhancing substances and touches on his history, specifically when he began using banned substances:

In the clip that follows, Winfrey points out that for 13 years Armstrong “brazenly and defiantly denied everything you just admitted to … why now admit it”? Armstrong says “I don’t know that I have a great answer … I will start my answer by saying this is too late.” Read More »

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Ad Time For Oprah’s Lance Armstrong Interview Expected To Sell Out: Report

By | Wednesday January 16, 2013 @ 5:43pm PST

Oprah Winfrey’s two-part interview with Lance Armstrong is close to selling out commercial time at premium prices, Reuters reports. OWN President Erik Logan said current and new sponsors have been calling to secure ad Read More »

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Coming Clean? Lance Armstrong Going On Oprah Next Week

By | Tuesday January 8, 2013 @ 4:40pm PST

Is Lance Armstrong pedaling a confession? The disgraced former seven-time Tour de France cycling champion will appear on OWN’s Oprah’s Next Chapter on January 17, the network announced today. This interview with Oprah Winfrey will be Armstrong’s first since the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency charged him with using illegal performance-enhancing drugs during a career that has made him one of America’s and the world’s most well-known athletes. The big question is whether Oprah will rip the skin off Armstrong the way she did author James Frey after he promoted his recovery memoir A Million Little Pieces, and then came back to be flayed when it was revealed he’d embellished big parts of the book. Read More »

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Shonda Rhimes On Katherine Heigl’s Diss: Video

By | Sunday December 9, 2012 @ 11:31am PST

On tonight’s Oprah’s Next Chapter, TV showrunner Shonda Rhimes reveals how she felt when former Grey’s Anatomy reguler Katherine Heigl said in 2008 she wanted her name taken out of Emmy consideration because she hadn’t been “given the material to warrant a nomination” in the show’s writing. Winfrey asks Rhimes, … Read More »

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‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’ Plans First Global Telecast For Justin Bieber Interview

By | Wednesday October 24, 2012 @ 1:16pm PDT

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has announced that its Sunday night interview show Oprah’s Next Chapter will air around the world for the first time next month when Winfrey interviews pop singer Justin Bieber. The November 25 episode … Read More »

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Oprah And Kardashians Together On OWN

By | Monday June 11, 2012 @ 12:49pm PDT

Oprah Winfrey is getting together with the Kardashian family on Oprah’s Next Chapter with the first of two back-to-back episodes set to air Sunday, June 17 on the OWN network. It’s being billed as the family’s first television … Read More »

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OWN Sets Summer Primetime Schedule

By | Friday April 27, 2012 @ 10:30am PDT

OWN Schedule Summer 2012OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network today unveiled its summer primetime lineup that includes six new series – Are You Normal, America?, Lives On Fire, Lovetown, USA, Million Dollar Neighborhood, Real Life: The Musical and Super Saver Showdown. The new Friday-Monday schedule includes fresh episodes of Oprah’s Next Chapter are on tap as well as the return of the documentary series Our America With Lisa Ling, which comes back June 10. Here’s the complete schedule: Read More »

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Oprah’s Interview With Whitney Houston’s Daughter Delivers Ratings Record For OWN

By | Monday March 12, 2012 @ 11:57am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Oprah Interviews Whitney Houston's DaughterOprah Winfrey successfully returned to the type of exclusive celebrity interviews that were the bread and butter of her syndicated daytime talk show. Last night’s special 90-minute edition of Winfrey’s new OWN primetime series Oprah’s Next Read More »

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Cable Notes: Nick At Nite Orders 80-Episode Telenovela, OWN Expands ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’ To 2 Nights

By | Tuesday January 24, 2012 @ 12:20pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Six years after MyNetwork TV’s failed attempt to launch U.S. versions of Spanish-language telenovelas as daily primetime soaps, Nickelodeon is giving it a shot. The cable network, in partnership with Mexican TV giant Televisa, has ordered 80 episodes of a … Read More »

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‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’ Spikes In Week 2, ‘Downton Abbey’ Returns Strong

By | Tuesday January 10, 2012 @ 12:52pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

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Oprah’s Out-Of-Studio ‘Next Chapter’ Debuts Jan. 1: At Home With Steven Tyler

By | Friday November 18, 2011 @ 11:05am PST

Oprah Winfrey’s new primetime out-of-studio show Oprah’s Next Chapter will debut at 8 PM Sunday, January 1, 2012 with a two-hour segment featuring Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler from his home in New Hampshire. The OWN show will … Read More »

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