"What the enemy intended to destroy you is propelling you to higher heights. You’re going up from here. God is using this to catapult you to a new level!" 

~Dianna Hobbs (Facebook.com/Dianna.Hobbs) August 22, 2016

   

 

 

Devotional: No, it's not too late

God is still going to fulfill His word MORE

Podcast: God has not thrown you away

He has a good plan for your life! MORE

Devotional: Rest in God's plan

His will and purpose will prosper. Trust Him.  MORE

Podcast: Your prayers have produced a harvest

God has heard you. Breakthrough is coming. MORE

The dental Floss myth

There's no real proof it actually works MORE

Americans describe America

Some say it's great. Others say it's divided. MORE

A new book on Civil Rights

'March: Book Three' is now available MORE

Gabby Douglas: 'I've had to fight for everything'

The Olympic gold medalist talks struggles and perseverance MORE

Yolanda Adams inspires Olympic runner

Mohammed Ahmed uses her songs to prepare for race day MORE

Gospel: Jekalyn Carr inspires youth

The 19-year-old is changing lives MORE

White pastor invites black people, gets fired

Jonathan Greer reveals church racism MORE

Black mother shot in police standoff

Korryn Gaines, 23, targeted over traffic violations MORE

Devotional: Stand on the Word!

No matter what, His word still stands. Believe it. MORE

Podcast: Your giving is not in vain

Your sacrifice is not pointless. God will reward you.  MORE

Everything you need to know about Zika

What are the risks? How can you contract it? MORE

ISIS wants to destroy Christianity

Says followers of Christ will be crushed MORE

Black Lives Matter banner vandalized

A Wilmington church condemns the 'cowardly' act MORE

Black Lives Matter releases agenda

The movement leaders gets specific MORE

Miss Teen USA's N-Word controversy

She will keep her crown despite offensive tweets MORE

Shocking murder-suicide outside the church

A Chicago husband fatally shoots his wife and himself MORE

Podcast: God will bless what you do for Him

There's no limit to what He'll do for you! MORE

Devotional: God will do it

Be confident that you will see Him move. MORE

Pastor Jamal Bryant is in love

The preacher confirms relationship with R&B singer MORE

 

Got News?

Send it to buzz[at]eewmagazine[dot]com

Tina Campbell's marriage advice

She says 'Practice giving love in your homes' MORE

Hundreds of online sex abuse victims

More than 500 children, 30 million pictures involved MORE

Shirley Chisholm came before Hillary Clinton

Honoring the 1st woman of color to run for president for a major party  MORE

WATCH: Fantasia debuts new gospel song

'I Made It' was co-written by Tye Tribbett MORE

Cousin of slain cop arrested

He says he nearly died in custody MORE

From homeless to track stars

Read 3 sisters' incredible story MORE

Devotional: An abundant harvest is coming

You're about to reap!  MORE

Podcast: Provision is coming

God will supply all your needs MORE

 

NBC's Tamron Hall back in Philly

Journalist goes back home for DNC. Read her story. MORE

Children's choir gets to shine

Over 50 Birmingham kids lift their voices MORE

Gospel singer talks abortion

Lady Bee almost terminated her pregnancy MORE

Indie gospel artist soars to #1

Javonta Patton talks about his surprising rise  MORE

Responding to racism with love

Black woman says this to N-word spewing waitress MORE

Digital Bible is popular

More than a million people flock to this Facebook page MORE

Dylann Roof used Internet to search churches

He looked for historically black churches MORE


The church and social justice

Preacher's daughter says ministries must get involved MORE

Podcast: How to handle trouble

Here's what to do when problems arise MORE

Devotional: Call and God will hear

He's ready, willing and able to help you MORE

5 helpful success tips

What NOT to do if you want to be successful MORE

Planned Parenthood loses

Charges against whistle-blowers dismissed MORE

Nigerian Christians being killed

Christian association CANAN decries murders MORE

O'Reilly says THIS about slaves

They were “well fed and had decent lodgings provided by the government.” MORE

Amnesty International addresses Freddie Gray case

Condemns lack of accountability MORE

Marilyn Mosby drops charges

She explains the tough decision in press conference MORE

Devotional: This is not the end

This isn't your final destination. Greater is coming! MORE

Podcast: Every giant will fall

God has equipped you to defeat the enemy!  MORE

A pastor & officer break bread

The Dallas men want to heal the racial rift MORE

 

FLOTUS's powerful DNC speech

Watch her deliver it MORE

 

Healthcare CEO says women need to take control of their health MORE

Gun broker cancels shameful auction of George Zimmerman's gun MORE

Podcast: God is going to make you fruitful MORE

'International Day of the Unreached' focuses on reaching the lost  MORE

Alveda King weighs in on Transgender rights MORE

« DAILY INSPIRATION: Don't Be Ashamed Of Your Shoes | Main | Tamar Braxton Defends Tamera Mowry-Housley: ‘I Love Her So Much’ »
Wednesday
Sep112013

MEGA RATINGS: Bishop TD Jakes & Oprah Winfrey Make History For OWN

Photo: TD Jakes TwitterArticle By Hank Cunningham:: EEW Magazine News Reporter

Mega pastors Joel Osteen and Rick Warren have both made appearances on Oprah Winfrey’s Lifeclass, but only one is king of the ratings: Bishop TD Jakes.

When the MegaFest leader brought the Queen of all media’s brand of inspiration to the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX as a part of his 3-day family-friendly festival, together, the two made ratings history for the OWN network.

According to Dallas Morning News, the “Get Ready” preacher and the “Aha Moment” originator brought in an audience of 687,000 strong.

To date, Winfrey and Jakes are responsible for the network’s No. 1 rated telecast in its Lifeclass series history among women ages 25-54 and total viewers.

Bishop T.D. Jakes (left) and Oprah Winfrey talk to the crowd at Oprahs Life Class taping during MegaFest Thursday, August 29, 2013 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. (Photo: Dallas Morning News)Talk about winning.

Also, OWN delivered its highest rated week in network history for the week of September 2.

Looks like it was a match made in heaven.

 “Such an honor to go into all the world!” tweeted an excited Jakes in response to the good news. “Thank u to everyone who participated...much more to come next week!”

OWN, which has seen an uptick in viewership since inking a deal with Tyler Perry to create exclusive original programming, is enjoying a profitable year, even after critics predicted the lofty television venture would be an embarrassing flop for Winfrey.

Not so, it seems.

With creative partnerships and a better understanding of demographics, as well as what viewers want to see, Winfrey looks to have found her stride.

Part 2 of Oprah’s MegaFest edition of Lifeclass airs September 15 on OWN.

Those who read this, also read:

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

References (1)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.
  • Response
    Amazing Web page, Stick to the great work. Thanks for your time!

Reader Comments (7)

Mega Mess

September 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTaylor

Ain't dis da dude dat said he was sick of the hollywood spirit then turt around n went sr8t hollywood. okay whatevs ma dude

September 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBeetle0994

At the end of that clip I got offended. I am a single mother and Bishop Jakes made it seem like women need to stroke a man's ego in order to get him to do what he needs to do. So WHAT if we don't say things right all the time. You don't deserve a whole trophy for being a dang on daddy! Child they done got my pressure up.

September 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDiJuanay

Congrats Bishop! Tell yo haterz to eat they hearts out. LOL! We up in here!

September 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVanity

TD Jakes is a powerful leader but he is using it wrong. This decision was controversial with good reason. I don't care how much Ms. Winfrey throws Jesus name around. Until she starts living the word of God she is not right. TD brought a bunch of secular artists and endorsed foolishness for Mega Fest. I was disappointed and lost some respect for him after this. I hope he enjoys his ratings because this is already his reward. I don't believe God is pleased with this at all.

September 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEJ

I hope TD Jakes remembers he is answerable to God.
Isaiah 58 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.

September 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMonika

It appears that Megafest was marketed as a "family-friendly festival". There does not appear to be any marketing that suggests it was a Christian or religious event of any kind. Therefore, any expectations that Jakes is out of the will of God, etc., doesn't make sense. How could one expect God to be in something if God was never invited? I'm not saying God wasn't invited; but it's clear that Jakes is marketing beyond the traditional Black "church" community.

September 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLiberated

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>