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'Oprah Winfrey Show' Fades in Ratings

by Scott Harris, posted Jun 29th 2010 4:20PM
For over two decades, the dominance of Oprah Winfrey's daytime talk show has just been one of the givens of life, right up there with death and taxes. But now, as the media mogul prepares to leave syndication and launch her own network (the appropriately titled OWN -- Oprah Winfrey Network) she finds herself in a new and unusual position: looking up at the competition.

Yes, believe it or not, 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' is actually struggling in the ratings. According to TV By the Numbers, reruns of 'Oprah' crashed to an all-time low last week, pulling in just a 3.0 rating for the worst figures in the show's 24 year history. And before you blame the rerun factor, consider that during the same week last year the show was also in reruns but still pulled in 23% more viewers.

So who's the beneficiary of Oprah's woes? 'Judge Judy,' of course: the litigious lady pulled down a commanding 4.3 rating, meaning that with slightly over 6 million viewers, her afternoon courtroom dramatics attracted a full 2 million more fans than 'Oprah.' And this is starting to become a trend for 'Judge Judy,' which has trounced 'Oprah' in the ratings 12 out of the last 14 weeks.
Of course, It seems unlikely that viewers finally gotten tired of Winfrey after two and a half decades of unwavering devotion. So what's to blame for Oprah's struggles? It's hard to say for sure, but our guess is that the launch of OWN has something to do with it. While there hasn't necessarily been a noticeable drop off in quality for 'The Oprah Winfrey Show,' fans of Oprah are well aware that her main focus is on launching the network and many may simply be waiting for her new projects to kick off. In other words, with 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' coming to an end, the show seems a bit like a lame duck, with reruns being especially irrelevant.

Our guess is that once Oprah makes the move full time to her new cable home, her viewers will make the move with her and we'll see those numbers jump back up to their usual dominance. In the meantime, though, Oprah will just have to get used to the fact that for now, 'Judge Judy' is laying down the law of the land.

OWN is set to debut in January.

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September 04 2012 at 6:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

When people do bad things in the past their karma follows too. No one in this world gets away with the crime, even the whole world don't know about what she did, but the Law of Universe has seen it all. Maybe Oprah's OWN rating is getting worse and worse because what she have done something horrible crime to some one with 2 other Afro American females in the past, about 39 years ago. The person never, ever forgot about the horrible incident and the person is still suffering to these very days. These 3 Afro African females had no mercy to this individual. I hope that they all have enough conscientious to think of their horrible wrong doings.

May 14 2012 at 9:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Oh gosh, how much importance gives people to the world of tv and how boring and dull do I find it all. People, smarten up, tv is not gonna teach you anything, it's not gonna make you happy, it's only wasted time.

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February 22 2011 at 6:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Oprah still has great, relevant shows every now and then. I watch her show about three times a month, and that's fine. I don't look to her to lead my life. Some of you are pretty sick. Judge Judy is psycho! The way she talks to people is pathetic. If she has to tell litigants, "I'm smarter than you are" then it's clear she isn't. She has a brain matter deficit, LOL.

August 24 2010 at 7:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I've noticed that Oprah's show was fading in the ratings at the beginning of last fall when shows like Dr. Oz, Wendy Williams, Judge Judy, the popular The Doctors and others were eating up some of her long viewing audience. The competition just increased at the start of her 24th season and it has gone on all or most of 11 months. Even Judy has won 20 or 25 of those weeks. Oprah's still 2nd or 3rd on some weeks, but that No. 1 reign isn't there like it once was. I believe she'll have good ratings her 25th season, but she's smart to end her show in 2011 while she's on top. I was worried for her back in 1995-1996 when there were a staggering 23 other talk shows competing against her. But she was still NO. 1 that season and most of those shows were cancelled that year and years after. Normally, she doesn't do well in summer reruns, because people have already seen them. But maybe she'll rebound on that first week in September. I think she wants to focus on her OWN network rather than the endless grind of her talk show. I know she's got to be tired right now of doing it! But she's covered every topic, and she's done her best works!

August 24 2010 at 3:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jo Ann

I agree that Oprah has been around much, much, much too long. What's a shame is that so many people supported her for so long, and she has laughed all the way to the bank! However, she should remember, "what goes around, comes around"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

July 06 2010 at 4:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Fat losers even got sick of Oprah telling them to get in touch with their inner fat slob to go honk on the box of cup cakes...Hang it off the OPRAH !

July 05 2010 at 11:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
no smiths

What Oprah and Obama did was start a movement across this Country of young conservative black Americans running for office.And being Elected! ! ! REMEMBER FOLKS NOV.2010..........

July 05 2010 at 6:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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