To no one’s surprise, the final episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show," which wrapped up its syndicated run May 25, was a huge hit in the ratings, B&C reported.
The show averaged an 11.5 live plus same day household rating and 16.4 million total viewers, the story says. The big finish, which featured Winfrey on stage alone, talking to her viewers and in-house audience, was the most-watched "Oprah Winfrey Show" episode in 18 years.
The previous two episodes of "Oprah," the May 23 and 24 shows that were star-studded hours filmed at Chicago’s United Center, also did well in the ratings. Altogether, the last three installments averaged a 9.8 household rating according to Nielsen and 13.9 million viewers.