The final new episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show is set to air on May 25. Contractually, Oprah is forbidden to have a comparable show on her new OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network until after the repeats of her syndicated show finish airing, which will be sometime in September.

Given that the ratings for OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network are still lagging below last year’s averages for Discovery Health that it replaced, how long will it be until she announces she’s starting her talk show back up on OWN to shore up the ratings?

Since she may not be able to make an announcement until her syndicated show finishes up, and even then she might want to let the dust settle a little bit, to make it interesting today’s over / under (in this case before/after) question is:

Before Or After November 1, 2011 for Oprah’s announcement of a daily talk show on OWN?

Announcement date only, getting the first show on the air’s will take some time.

Posted by:TV By The Numbers

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