The preliminary numbers for the episode--in which Oprah shared some of the lessons she learned from her show's 25-year run--showed a 13.3 household rating. That's the highest-rated episode of the show since an edition called "People Shed Their Disguises" in 1994. That episode was the 18th most highly rated show in the history of the program.
The numbers capped off a stellar ratings week for Oprah. The two "Farewell Surprise Spectacular" episodes that preceded the finale also got big audience numbers.