At Looong Last Oprah Leaves Daytime TV
The final episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show yesterday posted a 13.3 household rating in the overnight metered markets. The preliminary number — which does not include the St. Louis market, where Oprah was preempted for storm coverage — was the highest-rated in 17 years, since a February 1994 show titled People Shed Their Disguises. It has been a big final week for Oprah, which more than doubled its recent averages. On Monday, the show drew a 10.2 overnight rating, on Tuesday 10.7, leading to the 13.3 for the finale.