World famous Oprah Winfrey is beginning to lose the firm grip that she has on the media world, as ratings show that her show is losing viewers at a steady rate World famous Oprah Winfrey is beginning to lose the firm grip that she has on the media world, as ratings show that her show is losing viewers at a steady rate.
According to Nielsen Media Research, average viewership for the Oprah Winfrey show is down by 7% marking the third straight year that has seen a decline in television viewers.
Many people who claim to be experts are stating that her dip in popularity when it comes to various media ventures is directly related to her publically backing Presidential candidate Barack Obama.
O, Oprah’s magazine has also saw a sharp reduction in sales, dropping by more than 10% according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations.
“Oprah’s Big Give,” led the ratings on television for its debut, but since then lost viewers each week for the rest of its 8 week run.
Rival chat show host Ellen DeGeneres could not be happier with Oprahs’ fall, as she has now passed her when it comes to the television ratings.
“It has been the No. 1 talk show for 471 consecutive weeks,” Robert Madden, a senior executive vice president at CBS Television Distribution said to the Times referring to Oprah. “That’s a good barometer if her show is in trouble or not, and obviously if you’re No. 1, you’re not in trouble.”