OWN Network debuts well, viewers still most interested in 'Oprah Winfrey Show'

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The Oprah Winfrey Network hit the ground running on Jan. 1, keeping pace with a primetime average of 1 million viewers its first night out.

OWN did especially well in its expected demographic, women 25-54. The network placed third among ad-supported cable networks in the demo, coming in behind ESPN and USA, respectively.

So what shows have the early audience's interest? "Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes," a series documenting the final season of "The Oprah Winfrey Show," brought in 1.3 million viewers -- seemingly proving that the familiar Winfrey is still the biggest draw.

Replacing the now defunct Discover Health, approximately 67 percent of U.S. homes -- and 80 percent with cable -- now have OWN.
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