Tuesday, September 04, 2012

OWN Network Set to Turn a Profit


After a rocky start Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network is set to turn a profit...

From The New York Post
Oprah Winfrey’s struggling cable network, OWN, could turn a profit by late 2013, according to Discovery officials.
Discovery was forced to more-than-double its initial investment in OWN to keep the flagging network afloat, according to The Wall Street Journal.
But Discovery CEO David Zaslav, citing ratings increases since last January, now says OWN should be profitable by the “back half” of 2013.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

who cares...u think oprah cares how u live? doubt it ..smfh

Anonymous said...

If there's one thing O knows how to do, it's make money.

Take note, folks.

base said...

One would assume the kardashian rihanna and Jennifer Hudson interviews made such an impact on her network, not2mention the countless repeat talk shows smh ..she will eventually have such exclusive interviews ( like tom cruise ) nobody will b able2deny watching her

Anonymous said...

If there's one thing O knows how to do, it's make money.

Take note, folks.
1:53 PM
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I think the Discovery CEO David Zaslav knows how to make money NOT Harpo

Bee Gee said...

That's because she's interviewed more negroes in 1 year at OWN than in 25 seasons on ABC.

Don't worry though, as soon as her white 30-40 somethin lonely housewife audience comes home, she'll run all the negras off the porch..

Anonymous said...

ALL networks take a while to turn a profit. As usual, Oprah has to do it twice as fast and twice as much. I'm sure Ted Turner's networks didn't start off with profits either.

Anonymous said...

3 interviews out of 365 days a year is not enough to turn a profit. Slow and steady wins the race. Go 'head Oprah! Keep the haters mad.

Anonymous said...

@beegee, u loco, O had many blacks on her ABC talk show. Chris Rock, Fantasia, Beyonce, Nelly...I could go on, but don't feel like it.

Anonymous said...

OPRAH BOOTYLICKERS UNITE

Anonymous said...

@2:47
That's only a handful of black people. Everybody knows O catered to white, middle class suburban soccer moms. Where you been???

Anonymous said...

@3:01 Blacks are only 12% of the US population. O had many more blacks on her show than those that I named. That said, O knew who her audience was, yet still introduced blacks to a white audience.

Stop acting as if Blacks are a majority. If you have a tv show, you most certainly should cater to the audience that is home watching the show.

The black welfare chicks definitely expanded their knowledge by watching Oprah every afternoon and the white soccer moms were happy too.

What's the problem?

Anonymous said...


I think the Discovery CEO David Zaslav knows how to make money NOT Harpo
2:19 PM

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Did Zaslav host a successful talk show for 25 years and build an entertainment empire of his own name? Oh, OK.

Anonymous said...

3:07 PLEASE TAKE YOUR HEAD OUT OF OPRAH'S ASS SO SHE CAN GO TAKE A SHIT. WHEN SHE'S DONE WIPING THE SHIT FROM HER ASS YOU CAN PROCEED TO ASSUME YOUR POSITION INSIDE OF IT.

Anonymous said...

I guess there is a profit when you buy your own stock to make others think that people are really interested in your network. Oprah stop buying your own stock please, cause nobody is watching your stuff.

Anonymous said...

@ 3:07
No,but Zaslav is responsible for the OWN station making a profit.Re-read the post,Discovery doubled their investment to keep OWN from sinking.You think Harpo likes interviewing the KKKardashians and being on their show?!?! Harpo had to lay off part of her staff and cancelled Rosie's show.But Pimp Daddy Zaslav wants his ends so Harpo will have to work 2wice as hard on the track to get Daddy's money back.

Anonymous said...

@3:23 I mean, why you mad tho? Even if OWN tanks Oprah remains a billionaire and the rest of y'all remain broke. So what if the channel isn't a runaway success, you can't take away her past accomplishments or her current bank account. Stay pressed.

Anonymous said...

3:25 BUT OPRAH ISN'T A BILLIONAIRE OR DO YOU BELIEVE EVERYTHING THAT FORBES REPORT. YES SHE HAS LONG MONEY & MORE THAN ANY OF US INCLUDING YOUR BOOTYLICKING ASS BUT SHE ISN'T A BILLIONAIRE.

Anonymous said...

I DON'T WATCH AND I DON'T CARE FUCK OPRAH AND DISNEY!

cm=ns said...

People hate Black women when they are nothing more than gold-diggers, but when there is a Black women who has made millions from completely opposite behavior of a gold digger she is still hated. Black men hate Oprah because she didn't openly coddle them. Oprah has always been about empowering all women and Black men hate her for that. This main reason why Oprah is making money is because people are tuning in to see Oprah. Oprah could interview a water bug and people will tune in. As long as she continues to get the top interview she will continue to soar in the ratings.

Anonymous said...

That's good news.

Anonymous said...

@4:00 You are seriously delusional if you think black men want Oprah to cuddle them. Why would you even make such a claim because that makes no sense. Black men aren't checking for the Oprah the same way they aren't reading & subscribing to magazines that tell women what men really want in a woman or relationship.

Oprah's doesn't offer black men any kind of insight regarding anything meaningful about life in general or anything of substance that would assist them in any fashoin.

Anonymous said...

@3:47 My bad, she's not a billionaire. Just a multi-millionaire who could STILL buy and sell your sorry-ass life.

BloggerDisplayName said...

greedy bitch stay collecting cheques

Anonymous said...

4:36 MS BOOTYLICKER
YOU GIVE OPRAH FAR TOO MUCH CREDIT & POWER IF YOU FEEL THAT WAY AND BTW I'M FAR FROM BEING A SORRY ASS. I'VE DONE TOO MANY POSITIVE THINGS WITH MY TIME ON THIS EARTH TO EVEN WARRANT SUCH A SLANDEROUS TITLE.

OPRAH'S MONEY DOESN'T RULE OR DOMINATE MY LIFE AND SHE CAN'T POSSIBLY BUY ME BECAUSE I'M NOT FOR SELL. SOME OF US ACTUALLY ARE COLLEGE EDUCATED AND HAVE COMMON SENSE TOO. GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF OPRAH'S ASS AND LEAVE THE SLAVERY UNDERTONES WHERE THEY BELONG WHICH IS BACK DOING THE DAYS OF SLAVERY.

Anonymous said...

@4:28 I guess you're calling black men fools then because Oprah should be an inspiration to any man that wants to get up and make something of themselves other than being a prison inmate, or baby daddy that can't pay child support.

That's why black men stay losing as a whole. You have no respect for those wiser than yourself and don't want to be taught anything that will help you succeed in life.

Good luck with that.

Anonymous said...

@4:50 You blethering idiot where is it stated or determined that all black men are jail inmates or deadbeat fathers. FOH YOU PIECE OF SHIT TROLL

Anonymous said...

O W N = N W O = NEW WORLD ORDER. AIN'T NOBODY GOING BROKE. ESPECIALLY OPRAH'S PUPPET ASS.

Anonymous said...

The black welfare chicks definitely expanded their knowledge by watching Oprah every afternoon and the white soccer moms were happy too.

What's the problem? 3:07 PM

Please. The so-called "Black welfare chicks" were too busy allowing Maury and Jerry to occupy their minds, while the YT soccer moms were tuning in for freebies and that touchy feely weirdo shit.

Anonymous said...

@3:07pm
After you finish on RWS you can go back to likcing the bunions on Oprah's fat swollen feet.

Anonymous said...

licking^^

Anonymous said...

@4:56 Did I say "all" black men? No, I did not. Certainly a majority though. You mad?

Anonymous said...

@3:47 My bad, she's not a billionaire. Just a multi-millionaire who could STILL buy and sell your sorry-ass life.
4:36 PM
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The only thing bought and sold is Harpo and her soul.I never thought she was a Billionaire either otherwise she could've washed her hands of the network instead of relinquish creative control of it.She didn't plan for this outcome.The Katrdasdhians??? Harpo knows she's better than that but she has no choice.
She could easily retire and write her bio but I this mess is too tangled for her to walk away.

cns said...

Oprah Winfrey is a media mogul with a net worth of $2.7 billion. Oprah Winfrey has a net worth of $2.7 billion and salary $315 million per year.

Anonymous said...

All that money and no heir after she dies. It will be interesting to see the fight for her money after she dies.

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