It was so hard yesterday to say goodbye to Oprah Winfreyand the show that made her a household name. To her credit, the hour was one of the best episodes in the history of her show. We were moved. We were touched. We were crying so hard, we had to rewind the DVR for the final 3 minutes because our sobs drowned out the TV.
Embarrassing? Not remotely, since we know we weren't alone. According to the preliminary numbers, yesterday's farewell show was the highest-rated broadcast of Big O's show in 17 years. It posted a 13.3 household rating in the overnight metered markets and more than doubled its recent averages. That means there were millions upon millions of other people weeping shamelessly at their flat-screens just like us yesterday.
We could all use a hug! Oprah, where are you???
P.S. - In case you missed it, check out the HIGHlights of her farewell episode (above)
Jennifer Hudson's half-brother, Steven Simpson, is in jail for allegedly stabbing a man in the face repeatedly. The man had been in a relationship with Steven's estranged wife.
There's already been so much violent tragedy in the Hudson family, as Jennifer's mom, brother and nephew were all killed in a shooting by her sister Julia's ex-boyfriend, who is now serving three consecutive life sentences.