Talk show host Oprah Winfrey gave away 276 Pontiac G6 sedans to everyone in the audience as she opened the 19th season of her daytime television show on Monday.

"Everybody gets a car! Everybody gets a car! Everybody gets a car!" yelled Winfrey as she capered about the stage, according to Forbes magazine.

The report said the cars, which each retail for $US28,000, were donated by General Motors arm Pontiac.