Are you sick and tired of Oprah? For the first time since she became the queen of talk 24 years ago, Oprah had less than 3 million viewers a day. Even Judge Judy is more popular than her!
After nearly 25 years, Oprah Winfrey is starting to lose her mojo. Last week, The Oprah Winfrey show received less than 3 million viewers and got beat by Judge Judy for the 14th time out of the last 16 weeks. Ouch!
But despite hitting rock bottom, the show’s creators are defending their long-running classic.
“Although the ratings for our summer reruns have declined since last year, The Oprah Winfrey Show continues to hold its place as the No. 1 daytime talk show for the last 24 years,” a spokesman said July 14.
Judge Judy has been on the air since 1996 and continues to attract viewers — last week an average of 4 million people a day watched the 67-year-old outspoken family court judge.
Oprah announced her last show will be Sept. 9, 2011. Apparently, viewers are already saying their goodbyes!