Oprah, departing broadcast television for cable Television, attracted her largest audience in 17 years with the finale of her every day talk show. The final "The Oprah Winfrey Show" was observed in 13.3 percent of the 115.9 million United States television households tracked by Nielsen Co., New York-based CBS stated nowadays in the e-mailed report. Due to the fact the show aired at diverse times in distinctive cities, complete data won't be offered until June 7.
The rating marked the very best household total because the Feb. 21, 1994, episode titled "People Shed Their Disguises," according to CBS, the program's distributor.
“I’m truly amazed that I, who started out in rural Mississippi in 1954 when the vision for a black girl was limited to be either a maid or a teacher in a segregated school, could end up here,"Winfrey, states during the final show.You all have been a safe harbor for me."
Winfrey is leaving the weekday show to center on the 24-hour cable channel d her Chicago-situated production firm, Harpo, began with Silver Spring, Maryland-located Discovery Communications Inc. (DISCA) Viewership with the Oprah Winfrey Network has slid 25 % since starting in January.
With all the broadcast show over, Winfrey will start appearing much more regularly on OWN. In September, the cable television will begin holding vintage episodes of her talk show. OWN offers to air 60 episodes with new introductions taped by Winfrey. In January, she'll begin a brand new show,"Oprah's Next Chapter." The host committed to show on OWN about 70 hours annually, double what she initially planned.