Oprah Launches Network

Chicago — Oprah Winfrey’s new OWN channel averaged 1 million viewers with its first night of prime-time programming Saturday, according to preliminary Nielsen figures released Monday. That’s up a whopping 389% from what Discovery Health, the network OWN replaced, averaged a year ago. As part of the initial outing, the premiere of “Season 25: Oprah […]

Chicago — One of the world’s most powerful media figures is launching a risky new project this week — OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network. When the basic cable channel debuts on Jan. 1, its success or failure may rely on the talk show host’s core audience following her to cable. Now, to be clear, that […]