U.K. Press Has Hysterical Reaction To Oprah Winfrey’s Meghan-Harry Interview

Britain’s notorious tabloid press was apoplectic with rage towards Meghan Markle and Prince Harry after their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday night. In the two-hour CBS primetime special Oprah With Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex laid bare the inner workings of the royal family and outlined the reasons why they stepped away from royal duty and moved to the U.S.

Beyoncé Topples Oprah From Top Celebrity List

Couric Aims For Oprah Viewers In Her Own Way

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NATPE 2012: It’s Still All About Oprah

Oprah is long gone — she taped her last show for broadcast syndication eight months ago — but her presence (or absence) is still being felt throughout broadcasting and will pervade the NATPE conference next week in Miami Beach. She’ll continue to be the measure by which every other talk show evaluates itself and the subject of countless conversations about her impact on broadcasting.

PITTSBURGH SWEEPS

Pittsburgh Ratings Reflect Loss Of ‘Oprah’

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Come Home Oprah. All Is Forgiven

Despite the brand name of perhaps the most famous and beloved woman in the history of television, Oprah Winfrey’s OWN cable network is not doing well. It suggests that Oprah didn’t fully appreciate the promotional power and quality programming environment she had during her long run in broadcasting. So here’s a suggestion for her: Turn OWN into a multicast channel and seek carriage on broadcast subchannels. Suddenly, instead of working against you, you will have TV stations working for you again.

Oprah’s Afternoon Replacement: No One Yet

Nearly six months after Oprah Winfrey finished her syndicated talk show, it’s clear that no one will come close to replacing the queen of daytime in ratings. It doesn’t look like anyone has inherited her viewers, either. The top remaining talk shows are drawing numbers only half as good as Winfrey’s, and none of the new shows has stood out.

AIR CHECK BY DIANA MARSZALEK

Post-‘Oprah’ Newscasts: So Far, So Good

Most of the seven top-25 stations that filled the 4 p.m. time period left by Oprah‘s departure with local newscasts report they’re pleased with their performance so far in this new TV season. Three are holding their top positions in household ratings, and at least two more are leading their markets in key demos. Here’s a first look at how the newscasts are doing.

Former Lifetime Head Consulting For OWN

Oprah Betting OWN’s Future On Ex-Rival

Oprah Winfrey, TV’s greatest hit-maker, is counting on Rosie O’Donnell to save her struggling cable network. OWN — which launched New Year’s Day to un-Oprah-like ratings — has already burned through more than $150 million in start-up money without producing a single hit show. The irony of history’s most-successful talker looking to a former rival to save her network may be the biggest story of the upcoming fall season.

Oprah Takes CEO Role At OWN

She also adds chief creative officer of the cable network to her previous role of chairman. Harpo Studios’ Erik Logan and Sheri Salata are named presidents.

Daytime Emmys To Honor Soap Scoundrels, Oprah

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wayne Brady is right at home amid the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, so he jumped at the chance to put on the old razzle-dazzle as host of the Daytime Emmys. Brady first hosted the awards honoring everything from soap operas to game shows to talk shows in 2003. Now, […]

Last ‘Oprah’ Show Date Scheduled

May 25 will be the last day that original episodes of The Oprah Winfrey Show will debut. Oprah has been in reruns for the last few weeks. But Winfrey tweeted Thursday that she was “hard at work planning the final shows,” and new episodes would begin April 7.

Oprah Buries The Hatchet

Michael Vick To Appear On Winfrey’s Talk Show

CHICAGO (AP) — The NFL star whose name became synonymous with dogfighting is scheduled to be a guest on the “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” The daytime talk show host’s interview with Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is set to air Thursday. Officials with Chicago-based Harpo Productions say the interview will cover Vick’s time in prison, […]

ABC, CBS Getting Reverse Comp From Belo

The publicly traded station group is paying the networks for programming on its four ABC and five CBS affiliates.

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WABC Plans Its Post-‘Oprah’ Era

The New York ABC O&O plans to add a local news hour. Also affecting the station will be  Regis Philbin’s departure from the syndicated hit Live with Regis and Kelly that WABC airs at 9 a.m., although his exit is being pushed back from August to November.

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WABC Plans Its Post-‘Oprah’ Era

The New York ABC O&O plans to add a local news hour. Also affecting the station will be  Regis Philbin’s departure from the syndicated hit Live with Regis and Kelly that WABC airs at 9 a.m., although his exit is being pushed back from August to November.

S.C. Governor Won’t Let Oprah Interview Smith

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s new governor won’t grant Oprah Winfrey a prison interview she’s been trying to get for a decade with a woman who drowned her two young sons. Susan Smith is serving a life sentence for killing 3-year-old Michael and 14-month-old Alex in 1994 by strapping them into their car seats […]

Hugh Jackman Injured On Australian ‘Oprah’ Set

The Mad Scramble To Be Oprah’s Last Guest