Oprah Winfrey Show Summary
- Oprah Winfrey Show is 60 Minutes long
- 6 Taping(s) per week
- Opened September 8, 1986
- Show Closed: May 25, 2011
- Talk Show/Drama
- Broadcast TV
The Oprah Winfrey Show ran for nearly 25 years and made Oprah a household name until its end in 2011. The show was taped out of the (now demolished) Harpo Studios in Chicago and the show ultimately made Oprah over $2 Billion making her one of the richest people in America.
Oprah Winfrey Show Cancellation Details
The Oprah Winfrey show, popularly known as "Oprah" is an American talk show that aired for 25 seasons in Chicago, Illinois. The show was produced and hosted by Oprah Winfrey, and remains the highest rated talk show in American history. The show became so successful, Winfrey launched a TV network to host it.
Oprah Winfrey Show Broadcast Time
The Oprah show is broadcast daily on weekdays in syndication, which means it is sold to the highest bidding TV channel in your area.
Oprah Winfrey Show Background
Oprah Winfrey is considered one of the most influential women in the United States. Winfrey became a household name through her show The Oprah Winfrey Show which aired for nearly 25 years from the Harpo Studios in Chicago. Oprah's journey to success is a true rags to riches story. She was born and raised to a single mother in Mississippi and became the first female African-American news anchor at the age of 19. She has been ranked one of the richest African-Americans, the greatest black philanthropist in American history, and is North America's first multi-billionaire African American woman.
Oprah Winfrey announced that The Oprah Winfrey Show would end its 25 year run on syndicated television in 2011, nearly a year after the launch of The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). The popular day-time talk show would depart from broadcast syndication and move to cable. In 2015, Winfrey finally announced that her Chicago-based Harpo studio would close to fortify operations in the Los Angeles OWN headquarters.
Oprah Winfrey Show Notes
Buying Oprah Tickets From A Ticket Broker
The Oprah Show would like us to point out that Oprah Show tickets are always free and you should never pay for them. It may, however, take you a few hours to get thru on the ticket hotline because of constant busy signals, but they don't really care about that. As a solution to the problem of constant busy signals, ticket brokers in Chicago can get you a ticket quite easily, so you don't have to spend endless hours of your time on the phone - In fact this was the only way we could get a ticket to the Oprah Show. We did a test where three of our staffers spent 2 hours each trying to get tickets to the Oprah Show on the Oprah Ticket hotline. Each staffer had two phone lines and used the auto-redial continuously after getting a busy signal. You would think that with that amount of dedication we would have been successful, but alas we were not. Obviously with our TV show contacts we could have just called the line producer directly to get tickets, but that would have been cheating - and that's not an option for you. In the end, we called a Chicago ticket broker and they managed to get us 2 tickets to the Oprah show in 2 minutes flat, for the grand sum of $40. So it is clear that ticket brokers are a far better bet than using the Oprah Ticket Hotline - Something Oprah Winfrey doesn't like, but it is in fact a reality. If you have endless hours and patience to waste then please go ahead and use her phone line. As far as the ticket brokers are concerned, please don't ask us who the ticket brokers are, Oprah may sue us - Look in the Chicago phone book under ticket brokers and tell them we sent you.
The Oprah Show Popularity
Not surprisingly, demand for Oprah tickets far exceeds supply, especially after the Pontiac car giveaway where GM gave away 276 Pontiac G-6 sport sedans to Oprah's audience - valued at 7 million dollars. Although it was a great short-term win-win for both parties, it may make the Oprah Show seem like a charity show, many people see it as a sign of the end of the show and she is giving back to her fans before she closes up shop.
Oprah Winfrey Show Ticket Information
To get Oprah TV show Tickets , you must make a reservation by calling 312-591-9222, Monday through Friday, between 9:00am - 5:00pm, CST. If the number is busy, they ask that you keep trying. The audience department can also be contacted on 312 633-0808
Please note that the show goes on hiatus during the summer months so there are no show tapings and the reservations department is closed. They re-open in early August and start taking reservations for September and October.
Don't try calling directly after a show, the lines are jammed for hours.
Mail in Tickets:
Mailing in for Oprah Tickets is definitely not available, you must call the telephone number above.
For the longest time standby tickets for Oprah were not officially available, but reports have surfaced where they have distributed tickets to standby lists when large audience groups have failed to arrive. Our lawyer says we cannot confirm nor deny this statement - The Oprah Show is so litigious, we dare not risk it. Recently they have admitted to allowing local Chicago residents to sign up for standby tickets via email, but you will only get 1 or 2 days' notice on these standby tickets. Sometimes the standby's get on line, but they do not get into the show.
Oprah Winfrey Show Show Schedule
The Oprah Show taping season runs for two section. They tape from August and thru November. Then they break for the xmas holidays and then start taping again from January till late May, then take a hiatus thru the summer.
The Oprah Winfrey Show tapes six shows a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 9:00 AM and at 12:00 noon CST.
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