As ‘Oprah’ Heads Into Its Final May Sweeps, Program’s Ratings Surge

Apr 27, 2011  •  Post A Comment

As "The Oprah Winfrey Show" heads into its final May sweeps, the syndicated show’s ratings are up. The long-running daytime talk show’s live plus same day household average jumped 21% for the week ending April 17, reports B&C.

“Oprah” was apparently helped by a series of all-new episodes and by publicity surrounding the show’s runup to its finale after almost 25 years on the air.

Other syndicated programs were either flat or down as the number of people using TVs dropped by 1.7 million viewers from the week before, the article notes.

Among the year’s new programs, CBS Television Distribution’s "Swift Justice With Nancy Grace" declined 11% from its prior-week season high, while "Nate Berkus," "Don’t Forget the Lyrics" and "Judge Karen’s Court” were all flat.

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