King World Productions’ The Oprah Winfrey Show had its best premiere week since
1997, improving its performance over last season by 27% with a 7.1 weighted
metered-market average versus last September’s 6.2.
The show, going into its 18th season, was also up in all top-10
markets, increasing its ratings 28% on WABC-TV New York, 58% on KABC-TV
Los Angeles and 30% on WLS-TV Chicago.
Shows featuring an exclusive interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria
Shriver, as well as Madonna and pop diva Beyonce Knowles, helped to drive Oprah to its