BET OWNed by Tyler Perry and Oprah

Last year, TV Titan Oprah Winfrey approached acclaimed film director Tyler Perry to help save her failing OWN Network, and he has delivered in a big way.

The joint partnership between Tyler Perry and Oprah's OWN Network is crushing the competition -- specifically BET.

According to a report in the NY Post, Perry’s first two shows on the OWN Network -- Tuesday night’s “The Haves and the Have Nots” and Wednesday night comedy “Love Thy Neighbor” drew record ratings for Oprah's fledgling network.

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