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Is there hope for Oprah Winfrey’s floundering OWN?

The two-hour premiere of Winfrey’s new series “Oprah’s Next Chapter” gave OWN its highest ratings for a Sunday premiere since the network’s January 2011 launch weekend, scoring 1.1 million total viewers.

Sunday night’s debut of the series, which aired from 9 to 11 p.m., featured Winfrey interviewing Aerosmith rocker-turned-“American Idol” judge Steven Tyler at his Lake Sunapee, N.H., residence.

To put Sunday night’s numbers in context, the “Oprah’s Next Chapter” premiere represented a 463 percent increase in the network’s target women 25-54 demographic over the network’s December 2011 average in that time period. Only the premiere of “Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes,” which aired on January 1, 2011, has scored better than the “Next Chapter” premiere, drawing 1.2 million total viewers.

Upcoming episodes of the interview series will find Winfrey touring Skywalker Ranch with “Star Wars” visionary George Lucas, taking part in a slumber party at celebrity cook Paula Deen’s estate in Georgia, and visiting Haiti with Sean Penn to survey how the nation is faring since the devastating 2010 earthquake.