Tyler Perry‘s breakaway OWN hit ‘The Haves & Have Nots’ ended its first season on an extremely high note, easily giving the network its highest ratings to date. But, as last night’s season 2 premiere evidenced, the success of its inaugural season was merely the beginning.
“…“The Haves and the Have Nots” kicked off its second season Tuesday with series highs and one of the largest audiences for any telecast in network history.
The sophomore-season premiere of the series about the powerful Cryer family and the hired help who work in their Savannah, Ga., mansion, averaged 2.78 million viewers in the 9 o’clock hour Tuesday — topping the show’s previous high of 2.78 million for its first-season finale last September.
Even more impressive is the show’s performance among the network’s target demo of women 25-54. Among all cable programs Tuesday night, “Haves” ranked second among women 25-54, behind only the premiere of “Being Mary Jane” on BET.”