NEW YORK (CBS4) – More eyes were on Oprah Winfrey during her final show than ever before.
Preliminary figures show Wednesday’s finale of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” scored its highest audience in 17 years.READ MORE: Orange County Officials Searching For 19-Year-Old Miya Marcano
The Nielsen Co. said Thursday that the final episode delivered a 13.3 household rating in the nation’s metered markets.READ MORE: Broward School Officials Go Looking For Unenrolled Students
It was the highest number since February 1994. That’s when an “Oprah” episode called “People Shed Their Disguises” got a 13.4 rating.
Metered market ratings measure roughly half the nation and can’t be translated into audience figures. A viewer count for the “Oprah” finale won’t be available from Nielsen for two weeks.MORE NEWS: First Sunday Morning Science Lab Winners Create Rube Goldberg Machine On Minecraft For Hospitalized Kids
The metered market rating for Monday’s surprise farewell episode of “Oprah” logged a 10.2. Nielsen said Tuesday’s episode got a 10.7.