Sarah Palin Gives Oprah Highest Ratings In Two Years

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Danny Shea Editorial Director, The Huffington Post

Oprah's much-anticipated interview of Sarah Palin brought her the biggest "Oprah" ratings in two years.

The Live Feed's James Hibberd notes that Monday's "Oprah" drew an 8.7 household rating and 13 share, the highest since Oprah hosted the Osmonds in 2007.

The ratings boost confirm Palin's popularity and suggest that Palin — who David Brooks recently called a "potential talk show host" — could very well succeed with a show of her own.

Earlier this year, there was rampant speculation that Palin was eying a talk show gig. Palin began her career as a sports reporter for KTUU, Anchorage's NBC affiliate