This Saturday, the highly anticipated Oprah Winfrey Network will be available in almost 85 million homes.
In a recent interview, Oprah stated, "In the late ’80s, I stopped making television just to make television, and started making television that was going to service the viewer. And that’s the foundation for this network, and that’s why I think that the network is going to work. I’m betting on myself because no one else programs this way, thinking about the viewers the way that we do.”
Oprah has said she hasn’t focused much of her time on the new network, only about 10 percent, because she has been focusing on the final season of her talk show. Will Oprah’s unprecedented and unmatched success with the Oprah Winfrey Show be enough to bring viewers to the new network? We’ll have to wait and see. Oprah doesn’t seem to be too worried. “We will make adjustments as we go along,” she told the New York Times. “It’s only going to get better.”