It looks like giving up her syndicated show wasn’t such a big deal after all. Almost two years after she called it quits on her talk show, Oprah Winfrey is still the most influential celebrity in America, according to Forbes.
According to data from E-Poll Research, 48% of people polled rate Winfrey as influential. That’s down only one point from last year when she also topped the list of Most Influential Celebrities. Ratings at Oprah’s OWN network are starting to creep up thanks to big “get” interviews like her recent special in which she grilled Lance Armstrong about his drug use. The two-part show drew 28 million viewers around the world. Prime-time ratings at the network are up 17% already this year, according to Nielsen.Read More »from Oprah Tops Forbes’ List of the Most Influential Celebrities