Oprah's Big Give

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Oprah's Slipping—or TV Is

Ratings for her shows have fallen, but execs aren't worried

(Newser) - Oprah’s still the queen, but her ratings have been sliding, the New York Times reports. Her flagship show's average ratings have fallen 7% this year, continuing 3 straight years of slipping; her reality show, Oprah’s Big Give, lost about a third of its audience over the course of... More »

ABC Schedules Only 2 New Fall Shows

Reality show, drama get green light; Oprah passes on Big Give

(Newser) - ABC will debut just two new shows in the fall, partly because of the writers' strike. One will be a reality show produced by Ashton Kutcher that tests family members on how well they know each other. The other, Life on Mars, is based on a British show about a... More »

With Big Give, Oprah Shows Smaller Side

Reality charity show provokes sniffles, but writer calls it vain

(Newser) - The new ABC show Oprah’s Big Give might be exactly what it claims—an epically scaled, nurturing-obsessed cult of personality—but the format is old and unsuitable, Nancy Franklin writes in the New Yorker, and the star is self-obsessed. The competition charity program sometimes reduced to her tears, Franklin... More »

Oprah Makes Giving Competitive

New show's contestants will compete to be the best philanthropist

(Newser) - Heavyweight philanthropist Oprah Winfrey will outsource giving to a whole new level tonight: Her new ABC reality show, “Oprah’s Big Give,” makes charity a competition. Contestants compete to raise money for needy folks and causes, and each week the lowest-earner is given the boot, reports the New ... More »

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