Oprah's Finale Ratings: Highest In 17 Years
Posted on Thu May 26, 2011 10:10 AM PDT

Oprah121107_09_X17200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - The last broadcast of Oprah Winfrey's daytime talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, delivered the highest ratings in 17 years.

The episode featured the host reminiscing about her 25 years in daytime television, which averaged a 13.3 household rating, according to preliminary ratings from Nielsen.

It was marked as the highest per household average since her installment, “People Shed Their Disguises," which aired on February 21, 1994.

Wednesday's episode featured no guests; just Oprah talking to her studio audience and viewers about God, love and self-acceptance, topped her three-day farewell.

Oprah is leaving her daytime duties to focus her time and energy on her cable network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Reruns of The Oprah Winfrey Show will begin to air on OWN in the fall, and the media mogul will be providing fresh content, to give old episodes a new twist.