In its early stage of development many viewers simply weren’t here for the Oprah Winfrey Network, most likely prompting Oprah to start giving one-on-one interviews with pop culture favorites like The Kardashians, 50 Cent, Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson, and most recently Usher in hopes of drawing viewers to the fledgling network. However, it was the new primetime series ‘Iyanla: Fix My Life’ featuring Evelyn Lozada that drew high ratings and allowed Lady O to reel those coins in.
On camera confrontations from Ev always guaranteed entertainment on ‘Basketball Wives,’ drawing viewers in weekly. It was because of her hot hoodrat temper on the top-rated reality show and wanting to be seen in a positive light that opened the door to receive help from Iyanla Vanzant.
The show aired in two parts. The first installment followed Iyanla as she visited the home of Evelyn and then husband Chad Johnson weeks before their divorce to have an one-on-one with the feisty Boriqua about being accountable for and get control over her actions. Part two focused on the aftermath of Evelyn moving on with her life following
the headbutt heard around the world filling for divorce.
Last Saturday’s episode brought in over 1 million viewers, earning the #2 spot for its time slot on cable. According to Deadline.com it was the top debut since the network went on air in January 2011.
What other celebrities do you think should hit up Iyanla to help fix their life? Sound off in the comments.
If you missed it you can watch both episodes below.
| post by Lita [@LitaSoFli]