Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tyler Perry Helps OWN Turn a Profit


Oprah Winfrey's OWN network turned a profit ahead of schedule thanks to Tyler Perry...

During a meeting for shareholders this week Discovery CEO David Zaslav announced their joint venture with Oprah Winfrey had finally become profitable due in no small part to Tyler Perry.

Tyler's two shows on OWN, Haves and Have Nots and Love Thy Neighbor, consistently pull in big ratings translating into big ad dollars.

41 comments:

Tippie Toes said...

Good for OWN!

Anonymous said...

No, thanks to the people who tune in and watch.

Anonymous said...

Keep Haves and Have Nots going and I will be watching!!

Anonymous said...

She looks like she adds hair pieces.

AnRnBThug said...

So she aligned herself with a Black Suppressed HOMO. Times have changed huh? Her talk show was geared to upper middle class white women. Now, she’s “come home” as a large percentage of
OWN’s programming is targeted towards Blacks cause the Cacs abandoned Her in the early days of OWN. This is certainly an interesting course being taken. Let’s check back in 3 years.
I wanna see how “Black” “Urban” & “Ghetto” she goes to make money

Anonymous said...

I love and support these two wealthy Black people who don't do a goddamn thing for me.

-Shit Stans say

Anonymous said...

^^ My moms LOVES this show. In fact, her friends call each other with reminders to tune in.

And you bet not call or interrupt her when it's on... LOL

Anonymous said...

@11:32 House negroes ALWAYS come "black" to the fold when whitey puts 'em out to pasture.

Anonymous said...

^^ what's wrong, BEW BEW...

You has a sad cuz you can't find an unsuspecting woman/competitor's clothing, shoes, hairstyles, or lifestyles available for you to hate/measure yourself against today?

Relax. The world is big enough for everyone -- INCLUDING YOU -- to get some shine.

LMAOOOOOOOOOOO

-- dee truth

Anonymous said...

Sorry. That was directed at (Mr or Ms.) Shit Stans Say :)

--dee truth

Anonymous said...

@11:31-she's been doing that. Does anyone remember that long ass weave she was wearing doing her show with Chris Rock about "bad hair" -swearing that all of the hair on her head was hers? Where is all that hair now? She may have fooled her white audience but not black folks!

We all know that sistas with naturally long hair never cut it off-only trim it.

Anonymous said...

Good news for Discovery.

Anonymous said...

She should start a new dating show : gay men teaching black women how to find a good man.

Anonymous said...

tyler is the new queen at own

Anonymous said...

The Have's and Have's not is the ish....

Love Thy Neighbor Welp! Tyler "revamp" this show Keep the young black woman, The ole woman, the ole black guy, The white guy

Please get rid of the one who plays the mom, the son, and the "new" female boss.

Anonymous said...

Whoa, wait.... I must have missed something here. The post is about OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) now becoming profitable, thanks in part to two Tyler Perry Shows. So how did we get from there to all of these hateful and hate-filled comments being posted. Because some of you lack substance in your own lives, you want to try to take others down with you (aka misery loves company). Please do yourself a favor and find your OWN purpose.

Anonymous said...

We all know that sistas with naturally long hair never cut it off-only trim it.
11:54 AM

Sistas with naturally long hair who don't have hang ups and insecurities don't have a problem with cutting it all off.

It's just hair. It grows back.


Anonymous said...

And the cycle continues...

Black people complain that there is no quality programming on tv, then we cosign Tyler Perry's coonery by supporting his dumbed down shows and boosting the ratings.

Bee Gee said...

Speak @ 11:42am

Anonymous said...

@11:54 you are so ignorant, just STFU.

Why can't Oprah have long hair? Unlike you stupid ratchet bitches, Oprah don't have to glue tracks in and wear tight ass braids destroying her edges. She can afford top notch hair care. I know you bitches have heard of the hair typing system, type 3 type 4 and what not, Oprah stylist invented that shit. What have your stylist onvented except for ratchettness?

Anonymous said...

although oprah;s hair is fake, i thought everyone realized that, i wonder if she will still have so much black programming when her network starts doing well. she took this out of the fox playbook, new network struggling, put on a bunch of black shows, when network gets popular turn to white programming.i have no problem with tyler perry though.

Anonymous said...

1"06pm oprah has worn wigs and weaves since forever, you can tell her hair on the show is not hers.

Anonymous said...

Sweetie Pies and Iyanla starte it Tyler finished it. Oprah ship was sunk. The programs on early Own were nonexistant , slow boring. Finally someone decided too focus on programming. She has ignored Blacks for far too long. Oh I'm another fan of "The Have & Have Nots". Even though I criticize some of her decisions I will support her. The network is much better

Anonymous said...

i hated when tyler teamed up with oprah. oprah is a user. she would have never helped tyler out. she had to find a black person to help her.
she would have never did the same.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to two of my favorite people. Most of the negatives come from the losers with neither a pot nor a window! Ijs Team Oprah/Tyler

Anonymous said...

Who care if it is her hair? I think it is but if it ain't what does that have to do with OWN? It is so petty to be so worried about another woman's hair, even if some of ya'll saw her get that stuff pressed from natural to silky -- it will be her natural is a weave. But thank you for giving me great chuckles regarding her hair. I'm glad that Tyler Perry is helping out OWN and giving a platform for black actresses and actors in the industry. He is using his power, money, and influence for the benefit of black and giving back. He is doing what most in his position fail to do or care to do. I'm glad he is not one of those that don't believe in not giving back, we seem to have a lot of those. Hopefully, maybe that can get some more programming, doesn't Will & Jada own a production company, I know Whittaker is doing movie projects, but their are a lot of black people who have production companies that can hopefully contribute in the future, not to just her station but to maybe TVOne or others.

Bee Gee said...

Fuck them house negroes. If you find aesthetic value in their success, more power to you. But I can't bring myself to donate one fuck to them.

One of the most notable house negroes coincidentally rocked the name Perry. Lincoln Theodore Matthew Andrew Perry aka STEPIN FETCHIT. Tyler has gotten rich off of his very own Stepin Fetchit character. Stepin Fetchit's coonery made him the first or one of the first black actor to make a million.

Coons of a feather run OWN together, inspired by one of the most successful house negroes of the 20th century..

Anonymous said...

Im Here For the Haves and the Have Nots. I can't wait to see what ol crazy ass Candace will do next, but Tyler can keep that other show. It is NOT funny. I think Hattie is just hilarious in the plays. Its okay to be over the top and dramatic for a stage play but its just annoying hearing that screechy voice 30 min straight every week. The jokes arent that funny either. I think it wouldve been better if Hattie appeared every now and then, and the young person being old thibg is just tired.

Anonymous said...

Put a sock in it BG, what are you doing for the cause? ....Yeah, right just as I thought!

Anonymous said...

I love Tyler Perry's Medea movies, actually most of his movies are pretty good. I also am becoming a big "Have and Have Nots" fan. But I swear, for the life of me I just cannot get into his other television programs. Meet the Browns, Love Thy Neighbor and the one with Alan Payne are just not funny to me. I've tried to watch them, but they just do not make me laugh. I miss funny black shows like Living Single, Eve, Martin, The Jeffersons, even some of the Cosby Show episodes. I wish some really funny new black shows would come back to TV.

Although on Monday night when Stevie J. brought Mimi over to watch him give Joseline her engagement ring and it all went to the left, that was REAL comedy. Every time Mimi laughed it made me holla. Now that was some funny ish. I watched it twice and laughed juswt as hard the second time.

Delited said...

I told ya once, I tell ya again. Them gays stick together....like Mexicans....and Asians.

Bee Gee said...

@4:22pm - WHAT cause?

Anonymous said...

Nice pic of Tyler and Oprah. Those pics of her and Steadman looked fake and boring, as if they didn't belong together.

Anonymous said...

I's an angry darkbutt

--dee truth

Anonymous said...

@12:57-you must be a man-it took about 5 years for me to grow my hair mid-shoulder length. It's not about it growing back, it's the time it takes to grow it back!

Since I like to keep my hair long I would never cut it off-just trim it and keep it healthy.

Anonymous said...

SPEAKING OF HAIR LOOK AT THAT HEAD OF PAINT ON TYLER PERRY. WHO SPRAYS ON A FULL CAESAR? WHERE THEY DO THAT AT?

Anonymous said...

^^^^ somebody needs a life and quick.

Anonymous said...

@10:26

I'm a woman, and I used to cut my hair off and let it grow out on a regular basis. If I got a summer pixie cut, and let it grow back, it would have page boy by the next summer, and it would be down my back by year 2.

My hair is very thick and grows really fast. I keep it cut short now because I can't be bothered with the maintenance.

Anonymous said...

Black people will fall for anything. This trick didn't want blacks on her show. Everything was geared towards upper-middle class white women, that could afford to stay home all day. Then she goes urban to get ya'll to support her dying network. FUCK HER and GAY BOY! If she was white and did this shit....white folks wouldn't support anything she did. But we bail this arrogant bitch out.

Anonymous said...

4:38 I was ridin with you until you went on about Stevie J Mimi and Jose. So you had all that criticism about Tyler's shows and you support that garbage with those fools? Have a seat.

1pm is right on point
and 1:09 she will definitely pull a FOX. Please notice how Fox refuses to feature a black person unless they are being tried in court on something (Herman Cain/Alan West notwithstanding). Fox used to be THE black network. Much better than that WB UPN crap. Living Color put that network on. Now look at them. SMH

As soon as Oprah gets profitable on a regular basis it's bye bye to the black programming. And please believe Tyler is not above featuring some white people to try to jive dance it up for the yt folks. (Kardashian, Family that Preys, and all the other tokens in his projects).

W

Anonymous said...

^^ I seriously doubt that, W. And if she does, I'll be among the FIRST to criticize it.

But, you see, I also remember Harpo Studios producing the following projects for TV and the big screen:

Beloved
Their Eyes Were Watching God
The Wedding

Maya Angelou stayed on her show. And I just read somewhere that she helped finance Spike Lee's "Malcolm X"

I'm no stan, I just don't have AMNESIA. Oprah brought the works of acclaimed black authors to a larger audience long before launching OWN.

-- dee truth

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