Oprah asking million per 30-second spot on show finale
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Oprah asking $1 million per 30-second spot on show finale

April 13, 2011 09:39 am CDT 

Chicago, IL, United States (AHN Entertainment) - When queen of daytime talk shows Oprah Winfrey makes her final bow in May, advertisers are naturally clamoring to secure a commercial spot during the episode. But it's not easy to do so, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" is asking $1 million for a 30-second commercial spot for those interested and willing to pay.

The staggering amount is nearly 18 times more than the show's usual asking price of $57,400, as reported by Nielsen earlier in the season, via RadarOnline.com.

The daytime talk show's last original episode will air on May 25, but it will continue to air reruns until Sept. 9.

While $1 million is not anywhere near cheap, it is still not the most expensive ad spot on TV. The last Superbowl asked advertisers for $3 million for a 30-second spot, while the successful sitcom "Friends" had a $2 million price tag.

The finale of "Seinfeld" in 1998 cost advertisers $1.4 million for a 30-second commercial, while the finale for "Everybody Loves Raymond" charged $1.2 million.

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