OWN's Armstrong Interview Drops in Second Airing
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
ChapteronJan. 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.
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