Oprah by the numbers

The Nielsen Company reports that the Oprah Winfrey Show drew a 13.3 household (HH) rating in the metered market overnight ratings. That was the show’s biggest overnight rating in 17 years. That compares to Monday’s 10.2 HH rating, and Tuesday’s 10.7 HH rating. For the week ending May 15, Oprah averaged a 5.4 HH rating and 7.345 million viewers. No official word from Nielsen on average viewership yet but it should be somewhere around 17-18 million viewers.

Here are some other numbers:
$2.7 billion: Her current net worth according to Forbes.

9 million: Number of people who watched each of her shows on average between September 2004 and September 2005 according to The Nielsen Company.

6.5 million: The average number of viewers who watched each show during her most recent season, a 27% drop.

294,000: The average number of people watching OWN during prime time, according to Nielsen.

$1 million: Cost of a 30-second ad on Oprah’s final show on May 25th. That’s half what advertisers paid for the Friends finale in 2004.

6.1 million: Number of followers Oprah has on Twitter (as of May 26).

826: Number of times Oprah has tweeted.