Since far too many people seem to enjoy the former, I will choose the latter as probable cause. But it's good news either way.
In the week ending July 18, CBS Television Distribution's The Oprah Winfrey Show sunk to an all-time ratings low for the third time in five weeks, dropping 13% from the prior week to a 2.8 live plus same day household average, according to Nielsen Media Research. That almost moved Oprah out of syndie's top-ten, tying for overall ninth place with CTD's Inside Edition and reruns of the off-net hour CSI: New York. Compared to last year at this time, Oprah is down 20%.(1)
1'Oprah Ratings Continue to Plummet' - Broadcasting and Cable; Albiniak