Oprah Winfrey got into some hot water for tweeting the following on Sunday during the Grammy’s:
“Every 1 who can please turn to OWN especially if u have a Nielsen box,
Then, she subsequently tweeted:
“Commercial Grammy people..u can turn to OWN.”
Those tweets created a firestorm and backlash among Tweeters labeling the talk show queen as “begging for viewers” and “desperate” (for ratings).
She defended herself afterwards and eventually deleted the tweet.
It’s not a secret that OWN is struggling to obtain regular viewers and even with her return as Oprah on Oprah: The Next Chapter, the ratings haven’t really ensued.
Oprah ended up apologizing saying:
“I removed the tweet at the request of Nielsen. I intended no harm and apologize for the reference.”