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: Boynton Beach Man Arrested After Remains Of Missing Woman Found In His Backyard
The Nielsen Co. said Thursday that the final episode delivered a 13.3 household rating in the nation’s metered markets.READ MORE: Miami-Dade PD Arrests 19-Year-Old Wanted For Deadly Triple Shooting
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: Two Very Different Tales At Two Different Federal COVID Vaccine Sites
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.