The talk show queen, Oprah Winfrey, discussed on her first episode for the New Year how she felt about gaining 40 pounds.

She also discussed her plans for 2009 on the show which received the third highest rating for the season.

The episode averaged a 5.7 household rating/13 share in the primary metered markets and a 3.2 rating/7 share among women 25 to 54, according to CBS Television Distribution.

This episode was the first of a week long Best life series. On her next show, health expert guest speakers will be present including nutritionists and personal trainers.