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Oprah’s Interview With Lindsay Lohan Is Not The Ratings Blockbuster That Was Expected

by Sergio
August 20, 2013 6:42 PM
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I told you so weeks ago, but did anyone listen to me? Of course not.

It was just reported that Oprah Winfrey’s much-hyped and written-about interview with the official poster child for disaster Lindsay Lohan, was not the rating smash that was hoped for on OWN.

The Oprah’s Next Chapter episode pulled in an average audience of 892,000. Though that's a major increase in the show’s average numbers of around 478,000, it doesn’t even come close other previous high profile interviews on the program.

Her interview with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstring pulled in 3.1 million viewers, while her interview with Rihanna attracted 2.4 million viewers.

But Oprah’s March 2012 interview with Whitney Houston’s family shortly after her death, tops them all, pulling in a record 3.5 million, still the biggest audience OWN has gotten to date.

What’s more, the lackluster result for the Lohan interview, which I predicted weeks ago, also must sting, since this is, in effect, the first part of an extended $2 million deal OWN has with Lohan for the interview, and an 8-part reality TV show on the way, which I first wrote about HERE.

If the interview did only so-so, then who’s going to watch the reality series?

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  • Nadia | August 24, 2013 8:10 AMReply

    Somebody needed a bra that day. Lol.

  • ALM | August 20, 2013 9:42 PMReply

    I was organizing a room in the house, so I watched it as background entertainment.

    Lindsay is talented when she is sober. I wish her well.

  • Steven Flores | August 20, 2013 8:36 PMReply

    You called it and I knew you were going to be right. I didn't bother to see it because I was watching WWE SummerSlam. Oprah needs to stop doing these stunts and focus on making good TV.

  • Miles Ellison | August 20, 2013 9:57 PM

    The stunts are what is being watched. OWN doesn't have enough of an audience for good TV to make it worth airing.

  • VM | August 20, 2013 6:55 PMReply

    Idk why Oprah decided to interview her anyway. She always holds back in her interviews and we know her business already. She's not private like Armstrong, she isn't open in interviews like Rihanna, and isn't a megastar or dead like Whitney.

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