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Finale Ratings: 'Oprah' Breaks Record, 'American Idol' Soars

May 27, 2011 (2:49 am) GMT
The last episode of the daytime talk show is the highest-rated episode in 17 years, while the final result show of the singing contest is up from last year.
Finale Ratings: 'Oprah' Breaks Record, 'American Idol' Soars

"" finale delivered a highest overnight rating for the program in 17 years. The last episode which aired May 25 received a 13.3 household rating, according to preliminary ratings from Nielsen. That was the biggest since a February 21, 1994 episode titled "People Shed Their Disguises" which generated a 13.4 rating.

The Wednesday installment was the culminate in a three-day farewell episodes of "Oprah". The Monday and Tuesday episodes, which were star-studded, delivered a 10.2 rating and a 10.7 rating respectively.

In the meantime, "" ended the tenth season with a huge rating. The final result show which crowned as the champion averaged 28.2 million viewers with a 8.9 rating in 18-49 demographic. It was up 9% in the demo and 17% in total viewers from 2010.

"Idol" finale also beat "Dancing with the Stars" season ender (20.9 million, 4.5), which aired on Tuesday, by 32% in total viewers. However, "DWTS" finale knocked down "Idol" penultimate episode which aired on the same day.

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