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'The Oprah Winfrey Show' Finale Gets Highest Ratings Since 1994

by Jean Bentley, posted May 26th 2011 2:30PM
Oprah WinfreyIt seems Oprah Winfrey's message of love and self-acceptance during the final episode of her talk show was enough to boost yesterday's goodbye to the top of the ratings.

Despite the fact that none of the multitude of celebrities present at the taping in Chicago's United Center actually appeared during the episode, during which Winfrey looked back on her 25 years on television, the last installment of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' scored a major 13.3 household rating.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, that's the biggest audience for a single episode since 1994. For a show that's been on the air for two and a half decades, that's a pretty respectable way to go out. The previous record-holder: a Feb. 21, 1994 show called 'People Shed Their Disguises,' "during which Winfrey convinced guests to stop hiding behind questionable style and grooming choices," THR reports.

The total number of viewers who tuned in will be reported in two weeks. In the meantime, fill your 'Oprah' void with some of the highlights from O's final year on air.

Watch some of Oprah's best moments of the season:

Live Blogging Oprah's Final Show

Tell us: Did you watch the final episode of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' yesterday?

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Oprah, As long as you walk with good intentions, do not be concerned with the outcome of your actions - KEEP WALKING YOUR PATH! - http://youtu.be/jtTVQWSa18k

May 16 2012 at 12:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I woke up this morning with this thought in my head and it will not go away ... ((( Oprah for President 2012 ))) this woman is well loved all over the world ... All of her show was about helping people ... What better person could we Vote for than oprah ... Oprah if you read this please run I think you could help the world not just america ...

May 29 2011 at 7:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Oprah was something else, so much feelings! I hope, we to see her again!

May 27 2011 at 9:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

We watched while having a Goodbye Oprah party! No more of that cow on our tv!

May 27 2011 at 8:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Yes,i did.like as many of us who loves her,who has her as a family member.She is one of us.
And i am moving to her new OWN for good.
Until we meet again.

May 26 2011 at 10:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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