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Oprah's Secret Yields Big Ratings

Winfrey's reveal of a half-sister is her highest rated episode in almost six years

Oprah Winfrey has a secret -- to big ratings.

The talk show queen's much-hyped revelation Monday that she has a half-sister earned a 9.7 household rating and a 22 share in metered markets. Winfrey had promised before the show to reveal a "bombshell family secret."

It was her highest-rated episode since Winfey’s after-Oscars broadcast on February 28, 2005, when she scored a 10.8/23.