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OPRAH SHOW TOPS OVERNIGHTS IN MAY SWEEPS

 OPRAH SHOW TOPS OVERNIGHTS IN MAY SWEEPS
 CHICAGO, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Oprah Winfrey Show has once


again outperformed its competitors in the overnight markets (24 of 25) for the May 1992 sweeps period. Pending the release of the Nielsen Cassandra report on syndicated programming in two weeks, this will mark the 23rd consecutive ratings sweep (of 23 eligible) that Oprah has led the talk show pack since the show's debut in September of 1986. The show delivered a 10.9 rating 30 share in the weighted market average, up 5 percent from the may 91 sweeps.
 The breakdown for individual markets included New York (WABC) 9.9/27 percent, Los Angeles (KABC) 9.9/27 percent, Chicago (WLS) 13.4/48 percent, Philadelphia (WPVI) 15.2/38 percent, San Francisco (KGO) 8.0/29 percent, Boston (WCVB) 13.3/31 percent, Washington, D.C. (WJLA) 9.1/28 percent, Dallas (WFAA) 13.1/33 percent, Houston (KHOU) 12.2/29 percent, Atlanta (WSB) 13.4/33 percent, Tampa (WTVT) 11.6/31 percent, Seattle (KING) 8.2/24 percent, Minneapolis (WCCO) 11.7/36 percent, Miami (WPLG) 9.7/26 percent, St. Louis (KSDK) 10.0/28 percent, Denver (KMGH) 9.5/28 percent, Phoenix (KTVK) 10.5/29 percent, Sacramento (KXTV) 9.9/24 percent, Hartford (WFSB) 8.0/23 percent, Portland (KATU) 8.5/24 percent, Indianapolis (WRTV) 12.3/32 percent, Cincinnati (WCPO) 10.7/29 percent, Milwaukee (WTMJ) 8.9/24 percent, San Antonio (KENS) 8.4/23 percent, Charlotte (WSOC) 11.4/29 percent.
 The Oprah Winfrey Show is the highest rated talk show in television history with household shares that double, triple and quadruple the shares of its competition. The show is produced in Chicago by HARPO Productions, Inc. and is syndicated to 214 U.S. markets and 55 foreign markets by King World.
 SOURCE: AC Nielsen
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