Oprah Ratings Hit All-Time Low


The Oprah Winfrey Show’s ratings have slid to an all-time low and dipped below the 3.0 mark, according to the New York Post. Meanwhile, Judge Judy has trumped The Oprah Winfrey Show for the past 14 out of the past 16 weeks.

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    alstonboy4315

    This proves that not even the “Mighty O” is invincible. She’s still the most famous talk show host in television history—-not to mention the richest and most influential.

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    TV Gord

    Who cares about ratings in the reruns summer months? I stop watching her as soon as her season wraps up in May, but I’m always back everyday in September.

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    luverica

    Piggy backing on what TV Gord posted, isn’t her show mostly showing repeats right now? I think we need to revisit this issue after the final season premier in September. With all due respect, right now it seems to be much ado about nothing.

    With that said, I love me some Judge Judy. She’s always been my favorite TV judge.

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    Joan76

    Oprah does have few new shows during the summer, she has turned me off with her political views. We don’t need anymore damm talk shows. All talk shows are down, because the idiot networks don’t count DVR and online viewing. People are final getting tired of this crap. But they’ll keep trying; ATWT had a 50 million dollar budget; compared to a gameshow 5 million or talk show 2 million.
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i4528d6a95462e410b206654d9415f341

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    TV Gord

    Well, if we’re going to get technical, Oprah has had two original episodes since her season ended in May. One was the Sarah Ferguson interview about her selling access to the prince. That was on June 1st. The second one was this past Monday, and was a follow-up episode to her “Eat Pray Love” show earlier this year. And as the New York Post story points out, her show was also preempted in 14 markets during the Wimbledon coverage in June.

    There’s no doubt all daytime numbers are anemic these days, but I don’t think her low numbers in the summer are any indication of waning popularity. Especially with this coming season being her final one, I expect the numbers starting in September are going to be pretty strong.

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    Bob

    I agree with the above posts regarding the episodes being reruns. Wouldn’t a show like “Lost” or “CSI” have lower numbers in June/July compared with when episodes were fresh?

    Regarding Oprah’s political views — I don’t often see any reflection of her political opinions expressed during the content of her show’s episodes… am I missing something?

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