Tyler Perry's The
Haves and the Have Nots ended its first run of episodes on a season high on
Tuesday, drawing 2.6 million total viewers to its fall finale at 9 p.m. on OWN.
The drama's audience has been growing in the ratings for
eight consecutive weeks with women 25-54. The finale earned a 2.21 rating in
the key demo, according to Nielsen, a season high and up 40% over its season
OWN doubled its initial 16-episode order of the drama in
and picked up an additional four episodes in August. New episodes of The Haves and the Have Nots will return
in January 2014.