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Arsenio Hall to Appear on OWN’s ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’

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In less than 2-years, Arsenio Hall has been able to revamp his career after leaving the industry for nearly 20-years.

With his new talk show, The Arsenio Hall Show, doing exceptionally well, the host is sitting down with Oprah.

Hall will be appearing on an upcoming episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter.

During the sit-down, Hall reveals what it’s been like being a single dad, being the only late-night African American host, and the advice he received from his friend, Jay Leno.

Oprah’s Next Chapter featuring Arsenio Hall will air on Sunday, October 20 at 9pm EST on OWN.

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‘The Arsenio Hall Show’ Off to A Good Start

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Monday (Sept. 9) marked the return of Arsenio Hall to late night television.

Hall, 57, was back in his element as he interviewed Snoop Lion, and Chris Tucker for his first show. Even  Jay Leno, Paula Abdul and Tara Reid made some impromptu appearances. But the real talk-of-the-town has been Hall’s ratings.

On Monday, The Arsenio Hall Show  averaged a 1.0 rating with viewers between the ages of 18 and 49.


That rating was bigger in those cities than Jimmy Kimmel on ABC (0.8); Jay Leno on NBC (0.6); or David Letterman on CBS (0.5).
In addition, Mr. Hall’s overall rating of a 1.9 almost doubled what the stations in his lineup had averaged a year ago: a 1.0.

According to Variety, the show did  well in some of the largest markets, including Los Angeles, where it was the No. 1 show in its 11 p.m. timeslot on KTLA with a 3.2 household rating/9 share — up about 90% from its local news lead-in (1.7/4). Among the top 20 markets, the only ones to fare better were Cleveland (4.6/10) and Chicago (3.3/6).

Overall, Hall has proven that even after nearly 20-years away from late night, he still has what it takes to pull in viewers.


The Arsenio Hall Show airs week nights at 11 p.m. Check your local listings for air times.

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