Oprah has given the boot. Rosie show had been poorly in the ratings since its inception and continued to sink thereafter. Rosie released a statement and said:
"I loved working with Oprah in the amazing city of Chicago," O'Donnell said. She continued "I was welcomed with open arms and will never forget the kindness of all I encountered. It was a great year for me—I wish the show was able to attract more viewers—but it did not. So I am headed back to my home in New York—with gratitude. On we go!"
Oprah released a statement about the departure:
"I thank Rosie from the bottom of my heart for joining me on this journey," Winfrey said. "She has been an incredible partner, working to deliver the best possible show every single day. As I have learned in the last 15 months, a new network launch is always a challenge and ratings grow over time as you continue to gather an audience. I'm grateful to Rosie and the dedicated Rosie Show team for giving it their all."
Reports in recent weeks surfaced that Rosie was going to move the show to NYC, which would have proved costly for the OWN Network.