Oprah Winfrey Network Gets Third Quarter of Growth

Oprah Winfrey's show averages 839,000 viewers and double, triple that with guests like Rihanna and Whitney Houston's daughter


After a launch marked by delays, executive turnover, mounting costs and foundering ratings, Oprah Winfrey's OWN might finally be clawing its way to success. The network notched its third consecutive quarter of ratings growth for the recently ended third quarter, and several signs point to a turnaround for her joint venture with Discovery Networks.

Oprah's Next Chapter is among its top-rated programs, averaging 839,000 viewers since it premiered in January, while sought-after guests including Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina (3.5 million viewers), and pop star Rihanna (2.5 million) have set ratings records for OWN—and showcased Winfrey's still-formidable booking abilities.