Tyler Perry OWN Petition: Oprah Fans Don't Want Director on Network
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

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Fans of Oprah and opponents of Tyler Perry have formed a Change.org petition calling on Oprah to drop Tyler Perry’s shows from the network, despite their high ratings performance.

“For decades Oprah Winfrey has used her television show to educate, empower, and uplift people of all races to be better versions of themselves. OWN has committed to be an extension of this work,” the petition reads.

Perry’s soap opera The Haves and The Have Nots debuted earning 1.77 million viewers in its first hour and the second hour drawing 1.8 million viewers – the highest-rated debut in OWN network history. His comedy show Love Thy Neighbor followed with the second highest debut in the channel’s history, with 1.8 million viewers.

 

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Makkada B. Selah is a journalist based in New York City.


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