Oprah delivers highest debut in years

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The season opener of The Oprah Winfrey Show hit its biggest numbers
since its 1998 premiere, with a 7.5 rating/18 share, according to Nielsen Media
Research data.

The King World Productions talker opened with an episode entitled "Good News," which
featured American Idol runner-up Justin Guarini as a surprise guest and
Oprah spreading all sorts of good news to unsuspecting recipients.

Oprah's successful talker is entering its 17th season on the