Rosie O’Donnell will be taping her final episode of The Rosie Show on Tuesday, which will air March 30 on OWN. Both the show and network have been struggling to attract an audience. Rosie’s debut episode brought in more than half a million viewers but quickly dropped to an average of 230,000, and for the past few weeks, about 150,000 people have been tuning in.
"I thank Rosie from the bottom of my heart for joining me on this journey,” said Oprah Winfrey in a statement. “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."
"I loved working with Oprah in the amazing city of Chicago,” O’Donnell said in a statement. “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!"