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'Oprah Winfrey Show' Finale Garnering $1 Million Per Commerical Spot

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 12th 2011 4:45PM
Oprah WinfreyIt's no secret Oprah Winfrey is a major power player in the industry, but this latest news is still surprising. Commercial spots during the series finale of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' are commanding $1 million a pop -- yes, 30-second ads.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, that's close to par with the finales for beloved sitcoms 'Everybody Loves Raymond' ($1.22 million) and 'Seinfeld' ($1.42 million).

Last year's 'Lost' finale pulled in $900,000 per spot.

However, the 'Friends' finale saw advertisers paying $2.4 million for a 30-second ad. More than 50 million viewers watched the episode.

According to Horizon Media, commercials during the 'Cheers' and '24' finales cost $650,000, 'X-Files' cost $679,700 and 'Ally McBeal' commercial spots cost $582,600.

Take into account the fact that the 'Oprah' finale will air during daytime, not primetime, and the reported $1 million price tag is pretty staggering.

Tell us: Do you think the $1 million price is justified?

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mbzmc

She is responsible for lazy fat unproductive coach potatos.

May 06 2011 at 8:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ron

Please Oprah on your last show please admit you are gay!!!!!

April 13 2011 at 4:51 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Judann

Give me a brake NOT HAPPENING .Liar Liar pants on fire.Who in there right mind gives a crap.Please go away your nasty gross monkey.

April 13 2011 at 12:46 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
tr00fdetector2

The negress is a total Bore who trashes white people in private!

April 13 2011 at 12:44 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
julianeuberg

she deserves it

April 13 2011 at 12:22 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
Jorge

Who has the world's greatest make-up artist. Oparah Winfrey!

April 13 2011 at 9:50 AM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
Jorge

If I had a million dollars to throw away , I would give it to be rid of her. Thank goodness I don't have cable!

April 13 2011 at 9:48 AM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
E-Dude

Damn. I was sooo hoping to advertise. Now I'm a few million short.

April 13 2011 at 6:02 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Melodie Stevens-Koo

Yes it's justified. Do you know how many people will be watching that show?

April 12 2011 at 6:37 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
Melodie Stevens-Koo

Yes, it's justified. Do you know how many people will be watching that show?

April 12 2011 at 6:36 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply

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