Oprah, Hollywood Reporter Covergirl, Reflects on 2012

Winfrey pleased with increased relevance of her two-year-old network

The Hollywood Reporter named Oprah Winfrey one of this past year’s “Rule Breakers,” and the magazine sat down for an exclusive at Winfrey’s estate.

“I’m not doing the hula yet …but compared to a year ago, it feels like a sigh of relief,” Winfrey told the magazine, referring to the OWN network’s rebound in ratings.

“Part of my own expectation was, ‘You’ve had 25 years of success; people will leverage that,” she continued. “But we didn’t account for people not having the channel, and not knowing how to find it, and the cable audience being different from broadcast.”

The interview appears in the Jan. 10 issue of the magazine. Read more at the Hollywood Reporter.