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Oprah OWN Losses Mounting - Network Off a Reported $330 Million, Off The Air Soon?

May 13, 2012
Is Oprah's Network Failing?

Will Oprah's OWN cable TV network go off the air soon?

Reports have claimed losses are mounting for the struggling network ($330 million according to the NY Post), and "industry insiders are predicting that the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) will not be able to survive another year if it does not find a hit show and make a dramatic turnaround."

"OWN may have lost as much as $330 million," the paper reported.

The article cites one Wall Street media analyst who dubbed it the most "successful failure in television today."

Is Oprah's network really failing?

If you are a fan you had better keep watching.

There was some good news for Oprah Winfrey's network this week, it received four 2012 Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards nominations.

The leader of the pack this year, however, was Ellen DeGeneres, the TV talk show host was nominated for 12 Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards.

The talk show host's 'The Ellen DeGeneres' show will go up against 'Live With Regis and Kelly', 'The View' and 'The Talk' – which features Sharon Osbourne on its panel – for the Outstanding Talk Show award at the ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 23.

Ellen's 12 nods gives her the highest number of nods for a chat show this year, with Oprah Winfrey's self-titled series up for four accolades including Outstanding Directing in a Talk Show.

ABC soap opera 'General Hospital' earned the biggest number of nominations with 23, and kids TV series 'Sesame Street' managed 16 nods for prizes such as Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series.

'The View' producer Bill Geddie will be handed a Lifetime Achievement Award at the event for his 30-year service to the TV industry as a producer, writer and director.

Malachy Wienges, chairman of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, said in a statement: "Bill Geddie is an icon in the television industry.

"When he and Barbara Walters created 'The View' 15 years ago, they introduced a new and innovative daytime television talk show format. We at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences are proud to have Bill receive our 2012 Daytime Lifetime Achievement Award."

List of nominations for the 2012 Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards:

Outstanding Drama Series
'All My Children' (ABC)
'Days of Our Lives' (NBC)
'General Hospital' (ABC)
'The Young and the Restless' (CBS)

Outstanding Children's Animated Program
'Curious George' (PBS)
'Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness' (Nickelodeon)
'Peep & The Big Wide World' (PBS)
'Penguins of Madagascar' (Nickelodeon)
'Sid the Science Kid' (PBS)
'SpongeBob SquarePants' (Nickelodeon)

Outstanding Children's Series
'Biz Kid$' (PBS)
'Born To Explore' (ABC)
'The Electric Company' (PBS)
'Everyday Health' (Syndicated)
'Jack Hanna's Into the Wild' (Syndicated)

Outstanding Commercial
Just Dance 3 / 'Jersey Shore' (MTV)
MiO / 'The Seven' (MTV)

Outstanding Culinary Program

'Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction' (Food Network)
'Giada At Home' (Food Network)
'Guy's Big Bite' (Food Network)
'Sandwich King' (Food Network)

Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
'BrainSurge' (Nickelodeon)
'Cash Cab' (Discovery Channel)
'Jeopardy!' (SYNDICATED)
'Let's Make A Deal' (CBS)
'Wheel of Fortune' (SYNDICATED)
'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' (SYNDICATED)

Outstanding Legal/ Courtroom Program
'America's Court With Judge Ross'
'Judge Joe Brown'
'Last Shot With Judge Gunn'
'We the People With Gloria Allred'

Outstanding Lifestyle Program
'Cars.TV'
'Chop Cut Rebuild'
'The Martha Stewart Show'
'My Generation'
'Rough Cut'

Outstanding Morning Program
'Good Morning America'
'TODAY'

Daytime Entertainment: New Approaches
'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'
'Take This Lollipop'
'The Clarence Update - The Bold and the Beautiful'
'TODAY'

Daytime Children's: New Approaches
'Cyberchase'
'Design Squad'
'Fizzy's Lunch Lab'
'Noah Comprende'

Outstanding Preschool Children's Series
'3rd & Bird!'
'Sesame Street'
'Super WHY!'
'The Wonder Pets!'
'Yo Gabba Gabba!'

Outstanding Promotional Announcement: Episodic
'Disney XD: I'm in the Band Flipbook'
'Disney XD: Pair of Kings Flipbook'
'Dr. Phil: 'The Anthonys' campaign'
'General Hospital: 'Brenda Wedding' and 'Kidnapping'
'Jeopardy!'
'TODAY: 'The Royal Wedding'

Outstanding Promotional Announcement: Institutional
'The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Promises'
'The Ellen DeGeneres Show: You Never Know'
'PBS Be More - Marker Moments'
'PBS Kids 'What If?'

Outstanding Special Class Animated Program
'Fanboy and Chum Chum'
'Transformers: Prime'

Outstanding Special Class Series
'Ask This Old House'
'Made'
'Pop Up Video'
'Quiet Campus'
'Sanjay Gupta, MD'
'Super Soul Sunday'

Outstanding Special Class Special
'30 Years From Here'
'Joni Show'
'President Obama's 2011 Race to the Top Commencement Challenge'
'Style Exposed: Baring It All'
'Style Exposed: Sperm Donor'
'Thanksgiving Live!'

Outstanding Morning Program
'Good Morning America' (ABC)
'Today' (NBC)

Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment
'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'
'Live With Regis and Kelly'
'The Talk'
'The View'

Outstanding Talk Show/Informative
'Anderson'
'The Dr. Oz Show'
'The Doctors'

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Crystal Chappell, 'Days of our Lives'
Debbie Morgan, 'All My Children'
Erika Slezak, 'One Life to Live'
Heather Tom, 'The Bold and the Beautiful'
Laura Wright, 'General Hospital'

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Maurice Bernard, 'General Hospital'
Anthony Geary, 'General Hospital'
John McCook, 'The Bold and the Beautiful,'
Darnell Williams, as Jesse Hubbard on 'All My Children'
Robert S. Woods, as Bo Buchanan on 'One Life to Live'

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Melissa Claire Egan, 'All My Children'
Genie Francis, 'The Young and the Restless'
Nancy Lee Grahn, 'General Hospital'
Elizabeth Hendrickson, 'The Young and the Restless'
Rebecca Herbst, 'General Hospital'

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Bradford Anderson,' General Hospital'
Matthew Ashford, 'Days of Our Lives'
Sean Blakemore, 'General Hospital'
Jonathan Jackson, 'General Hospital'
Jason Thompson, 'General Hospital'

Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series
Molly Burnett, 'Days of Our Lives'
Shelley Hennig, 'Days of Our Lives'
Christel Khalil, 'The Young and the Restless'
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, 'The Bold and the Beautiful'

Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series
Eddie Anderson, 'One Life to Live'
Chad Duell, 'General Hospital'
Chandler Massey, 'Days of Our Lives'
Nathan Parsons, 'General Hospital'

Outstanding Game Show Host
Ben Bailey, 'Cash Cab'
Todd Newton, 'Family Game Night'
Wayne Brady, 'Let's Make a Deal'
Meredith Vieira, 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?'

Outstanding Lifestyle/Culinary Host
Giada De Laurentis, 'Giada at Home'
Rick Bayless, 'Mexico One Plate at a Time With Rick Bayless'
Nate Berkus, 'The Nate Berkus Show'
Paula Deen, 'Paula's Best Dishes'
Sandra Lee, 'Semi-Homemade Cooking With Sandra Lee'

Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series
Dakota Goyo, 'R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour'
Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, 'Sesame Street'
Kevin Clash, 'Sesame Street'
Caroll Spinney, 'Sesame Street'

Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program
June Foray, 'The Garfield Show'
James Hong, 'Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesome'
Jeff Bennett, 'Penguins of Madagascar'
Rodger Bumpass, 'SpongeBob SquarePants'

Outstanding Talk Show Host
Anderson Cooper, 'Anderson'
Dr. Mehmet Oz, 'The Dr. Oz Show'
Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa, 'Live With Regis and Kelly'
Rachael Ray, 'Rachael Ray'
Dr. Lisa Masterson, Jillian Michales, Dr. Andrew Ordon, Dr. Jim Sears, Dr. Travis Stork, and Wendy Walsh, 'The Doctors'#

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction/Set Direction/Scenic Design For a Drama Series
'All My Children'
'The Bold and the Beautiful'
'Days of Our Lives'
'General Hospital'
Outstanding Casting For a Drama Series
Marnie Saitta, 'Days of Our Lives'
Mark Teschner, 'General Hospital'
Camille St. Cyr, 'The Young and the Restless'
Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design For a Drama Series
'All My Children'
'One Life to Live'
'General Hospital'

Outstanding Achievement in Makeup For a Drama Series
'Days of Our Lives'
'General Hospital'
'One Life to Live'
'The Young and the Restless'

Outstanding Achievement in Multiple Camera Editing For a Drama Series
'All My Children'
'The Bold and the Beautiful'
'Days of Our Lives'
'One Life to Live'
'The Young and the Restless'

Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition For a Drama
Series 'All My Children'
'The Bold and the Beautiful'
'One Life to Live'
'The Young and the Restless'

Outstanding Original Song For a Drama Series
'Dust,' General Hospital'
'One Life,' One Life to Live'
'Our Time Will Come,' The Young and the Restless'
'(I Need to) Find My Way Back Home,' The Young and the Restless'

Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control For a Drama Series
'All My Children'
'Days of Our Lives'
'General Hospital'
'The Young and the Restless'

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction/Set Direction/Scenic Design
'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'
'The Fresh Beat Band'
'The Nate Berkus Show'
'Sesame Street'

Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design/Styling
'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'
'The Fresh Beat Band'
'R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour'
'Sesame Street'
'Yo Gabba Gabba!'

Outstanding Directing in a Talk Show/Morning Program
Anderson'
'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'
'The Oprah Winfrey Show'
'TODAY'
'The View'

Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling
'The Fresh Beat Band'
'Rachael Ray'
'The Talk'
'The Wendy Williams Show'

Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction
'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'
'The Oprah Winfrey Show'
'Rachael Ray'
'Sesame Street'
'The View'

Outstanding Achievement in Live and Direct-to-Tape Sound Mixing
'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'
'The Oprah Winfrey Show'
'TODAY'
'The View'

Outstanding Achievement in Multiple Camera Editing
'Dr. Phil'
'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'
'Giada at Home'
'The Oprah Winfrey Show'
'Sesame Street'

Outstanding Special Class Writing
'85th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade'
'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'
'Pop Up Video'
'Sesame Street'

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