OWN's Armstrong Interview Drops in Second Airing

Winfrey sit-down draws 1.8 million total viewers on Friday
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Part two of Oprah Winfrey's exclusive interview with
disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong drew far fewer viewers than part one,
averaging 1.8 million total viewers on Jan. 25 at 9 p.m. on OWN, according to

That was a decrease of 44% from the 3.2 million who tuned in
to watch Armstrong's initial confession on a special episode of Oprah's Next
Jan. 24
, where he first admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs.

The episode still ranked as the fourth most-watched Oprah's
Next Chapter
, however, beating Winfrey's interview with pastor Joel Osteen,
which drew 1.6 million viewers on Jan. 8, 2012. Only Whitney Houston's family
interview, Rihanna and part one of the Armstrong sit-down had larger audiences.

Combined with the 11:30 p.m. replay, the episode was watched by a combined 2.4 million viewers.