Barbara Walters, who retired earlier this year from her daily work at ABC News, drew 7.7 million viewers to her “Most Fascinating” special Sunday night, boosting the network’s time slot by 57% in total viewers compared with the same night a year earlier, reports TVNewser.
The second hour of the two-hour special finished second in the time slot, trailing NBC’s “Sunday Night Football,” the piece notes.
This year’s “Most Fascinating” special trailed last year’s by 1.1. million viewers, with the 2013 edition billed as Walters’ final “Most Fascinating” special. Last year’s special aired on a Wednesday night.
Walters named Amal Clooney as the “most fascinating” person of 2014. She didn’t have an interview with Amal Clooney, but included past interviews with George Clooney, her husband.