TV Ratings

OWN's Lance Armstrong Interview Nabs 3.2M Viewers

Falls short of record 3.5M for Houston family sit-down; draws 4.3M over two airings 1/18/2013 03:08:00 PM Eastern

The first part of the Oprah Winfrey Network's exclusive
interview with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong drew 3.2 million viewers
Thursday night, according to Nielsen, becoming the second most-watched telecast
in network history.

The special Oprah's Next Chapter, in which Armstrong
officially admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs, fell short of the
previous record of 3.5 million viewers for the March 11, 2012, episode of Next
Chapter
, where Winfrey sat down with the family of the late Whitney
Houston.

Over two airings, the special drew 4.3 million total
viewers. The telecast was the top-ranked in network history across all key male
demos with 1.88 million men 25-54; 1.59 million men 18-49; and 980,000 men
18-34.

The second part of the interview with air Friday and will be
streamed on Oprah.com.

 

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