Friday, January 28, 2011

TOLDJA! It will be the end of Oprah repeats when the show returns; SABC3 planning 5 new episodes per week to catch up with America.

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It now seems thisclose to happening: the end of repeats for The Oprah Winfrey Show when the 25th and final ''farewell'' season of the talk show starts on 8 February on SABC3.

SABC3 unofficially tells me there won't be a Friday repeat episode of Oprah once the season starts, which is exactly what I told you in November RIGHT HERE was being planned so that the broadcaster can catch up with where the show is in America. In that way South African viewers will (hopefully) see the last mega-buzz episodes here at the same time as in America when the talk show host ends her show later this year.

''It will be new Oprah episodes Mondays to Fridays,'' I'm told by an insider. ''But once the cricket starts it would obviously affect how the show will be aired.'' Another titbit I gleamed from elsewhere the mighty broadcaster: no sponsor for Oprah yet. Whoever sponsors this season is going to get super-duper value out of that. And no, I'm not saying that because I'm going to gain in any way by that. Besides paying for a certain audience, the sponsor is going to be able to cash in on a major viewership bump as the show progress during this final season.

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