How Did Oprah’s Lindsay Lohan Interview Stack Up Against Her Other Recent High-Profile Sitdowns?

Aug 20, 2013  •  Post A Comment

Oprah Winfrey’s post-rehab interview with actress Lindsay Lohan, aired to much fanfare Sunday on OWN, failed to rise to the level of some of Winfrey’s other recent "celebrity in crisis" interviews, Deadline.com reports.

Lohan’s interview on "Oprah’s Next Chapter" averaged 892,000 total viewers at 9 p.m., nudging the figure just 7% above its recent average.

That compares with 3.5 million for Winfrey’s interview with Bobbi Kristina, the daughter of Whitney Houston, and 3.2 million for her interview with fallen cycling star Lance Armstrong, Deadline reports.

With the 10 p.m. broadcast added in, the Lohan interview racked up 1.8 million viewers.

"Elsewhere on Sunday, the Season 6 finale of HBO’s ‘True Blood’ averaged 4.1 million viewers, up from the previous week but down 18% from the fifth-season closer last year and down 9% from the sixth-season premiere earlier this summer," the report adds. "For the night, including the 11 p.m. encore, ‘True Blood’ accumulated 5 million viewers, and the sixth season is averaging 10.6 million viewers in gross audience across different platforms."

The AMC drama "Breaking Bad" slowed down a little after its record-breaking premiere, the report notes, slipping 19% from week one to deliver 4.8 million viewers for week two.

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