Ratings: How Many Viewers Tuned in for Oprah's Big Goodbye?
How many people will miss Oprah Winfrey's daytime talk show? Well, approximately 16.4 million viewers tuned in for the final episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show on May 25.
Oprah Winfrey's OWN continues ratings struggle
Those numbers easily nabbed Oprah's Final Farewell the No. 1 spot on the Top 25 Syndicated Shows chart for the week ending May 29. The rest of Winfrey's shows, including her star-studded Monday and Tuesday episodes earlier that week and repeat episodes following the finale on Thursday and Friday ranked fifth for the week, averaging 8.3 million viewers.
Unfortunately, not all ratings news has been so rosy for Winfrey lately. Her 6-month-old cable channel, OWN, was down 24 percent in adult viewership in May compared to the May 2010 ratings of Discovery Health, the channel OWN replaced.