‘Lindsay’ Reality Show Not the Big Hit For OWN As Expected

'Lindsay' Reality Show Not the Big Hit For OWN As Expected

No doubt that
Oprah Winfrey, aside from looking for
a new victim to save, was certain that OWN’s
new and much hyped reality show, Lindsay, on the daily trials and tribulations
of D-lister Lindsey Lohan, which premiered last Sunday night, was going
to be a smash hit for her network.

Well, it turns
out that it wasn’t such a smash after all. Not a total loss, mind you, but
still a disappointment.

While the show did have the best premiere for any reality
show so far in 2014 (but remember it’s only March), the first episode pulled in only 693,000 viewers. Compare that to the
almost 1.5 million total viewers that Oprah’s interview with Lohan got back
last summer.

And compared to
other OWN shows, the Lindsay premiere came in third behind Iyanla: Fix My Life and Life
with La Toya
.

The good
news is that, when adding in the numbers for Lindsay, OWN did have its best numbers
in the last month and half.

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Comments

lilk

both o and ll are overphotoshopped in this pic. yuck.

lilk

@ernchamp OWN definitely inst a black orientated network. However, if OWN did become that, that isnt a bad thing.
These are the shows
SuperSoulSunday
Oprah's Lifeclass
Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind
Your OWN Show: Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star
The Gayle King Show
Why Not? with Shania Twain
Season 25: Oprah Behind The Scenes
Breaking Down the Bars
Enough Already! with Peter Walsh
In the Bedroom with Dr. Laura Berman
Our America with Lisa Ling
Kidnapped By the Kids
Miracle Detectives
The Swell Life
Searching For…
Oprah Presents Master Class
Ask Oprah's All-Stars
Ryan and Tatum: The O'Neals
The Judds
Anna & Kristina's Grocery Bag
Oprah's Next Chapter
Finding Sarah
The Rosie Show on the channel
Reruns of older TLC shows : Mystery Diagnosis
Deliver Me(reruns from Disc Health)
Curtis Stone's Take Home Chef
Say Yes to the Dress
Cash Cab (from sister Discovery Channel)
What Not To Wear
10 Years Younger
I Shouldn't Be Alive (from sister channel Animal Planet)
Untold Stories of the E.R. (which had also aired on Discovery Health).
The shows that may be deemed 'black orientated' due to is majority black cast are
Have Have Nots, Love Thy Neighbor, For Better For Worse, Raising Whitley…only 4 shows!

However, if OWN did become that, that isnt a bad thing.

ernchamp

this is further proof that own has become a Black oriented network. the demos for OWN have shifted dramatically since she added all of the Black oriented programming. Had this show featured Chris Brown as Oprah's latest triage victim, it would have been a hit. BET and TVONE have hell on their hands! Now if Oprah could only put better written and produced progras on the network….

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