Oprah Winfrey may be the Queen of Daytime TV, but it seems her reign may be slipping.
So how did the most popular woman in television have such a change of fortune?
Granted, it was a holiday weekend during the peak of cable coverage of Michael Jackson's death. In addition, the Wimbledon tennis tournament was on the air, and "Oprah" has been in repeats all summer.
That said, this was no ratings nosedive; viewership has actually been declining for months. The week before, the show received a 3.6 rating, matching its previous all-time low approximately a year ago.
The media mogul's talk show is still the No. 1 in TV and was the No. 2 show in syndication for the week. The big concern for Oprah is whether this dip in ratings is just a temporary summer slump, or a sign Winfrey's dominence is coming to an end.
"Oprah" has weathered the occasional ratings drop over its 23-year run, including in October 2008, when some say viewers turned away from the show due to her outspoken support of Barack Obama's presidential campaign.