OPRAH'S INTERVIEW WITH AMBER FREY (airdate 1/5/2005) GARNERS A 9.7/22 (overnight rating, across the metered markets)
SECOND HIGHEST RATED EPISODE OF THE SEASON
Santa Monica, CA, January 6, 2005 - Yesterday's episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show featuring an interview with Scott Peterson's former girlfriend, Amber Frey, garnered a 9.7/22 across the metered markets, tying as the second highest overnight rating of the season. (Source Nielsen, Wrap Overnights). Taking into account the secondary runs, the series garnered a 11.1/18 (combined weighted average rating).
The episode tied the rating achieved by "Oprah's Favorite Things 2004," and was out-rated only by the 2004 Season Premiere. On Friday, January 7, The Oprah Winfrey Show will air the second half of Oprah's one-on-one interview with Amber Frey (check local listings).
Currently in its 19th season, The Oprah Winfrey Show is garnering its highest national ratings since 1996. It has remained the number-one talk show for 18 consecutive seasons, winning every sweep since its debut in 1986. It is produced in Chicago by Harpo Productions, Inc. and syndicated to 212 domestic markets by King World and 110 countries by CBS Paramount International Television.