This is more like it — the second episode of Oprah Winfrey’s new primetime series Oprah’s Next Chapter on Sunday drew 1.6 million total viewers, and a 1.3 women 25-54 rating. It ranked as the most-watched telecast on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, up 45% from the premiere in total viewers and 18% in women 25-54. The episode featured a interview with Pastor Joel Osteen at his home in Houston. Oprah’s Next Chapter boosted the second-season premiere of Oprah’s Master Class featuring Jane Fonda (930,000 total viewers, .69 rating in W25-54). It held onto a so-so 58% of its lead-in audience but still hit series highs, up from the series premiere last January.
Meanwhile, Season 2 of PBS praised miniseries/series Downton Abbey opened with 4.2 million viewers, up 18% from the show’s Season 1 average and doubling PBS’ primetime audience.