Despite being hyped for months as the day Lindsay Lohan officially gets cured by being in the mere presence of Oprah our lord and savior, only Dina Lohan and all the televisions in Best Buy she found the remotes for tuned in to watch Sunday night. Why? Because Oprah lives in an Oprah bubble and believed people would rather watch Intervention with filtered lighting than the season finale of True Blood or the last season of Breaking Bad. Nope. THR says:
The one-hour OWN broadcast averaged 892,000 viewers to the 9 p.m. premiere telecast. The 10 p.m. encore averaged 504,000 viewers. In the cable network's core women 25-54 demo, the 9 p.m. airing drew a 0.66 rating, while the 10 p.m. encore averaged a 0.35. Lohan's episode was up slightly compared to Oprah's Next Chapter's season averages in viewership (837,000) and women 25-54 (0.62). Winfrey's Oprah's Next Chapter sit-down with Whitney Houston's family in March 2012 is still OWN's most-watched effort for the network, drawing 3.5 million viewers. The first part of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong's January interview with Winfrey is close behind with a strong 3.2 million. Third is Rihanna's interview with the talk show maven in August 2012, which averaged 2.5 million.
So to recap, a Whitney Houston interview without Whitney Houston and a guy who rides a bicycle got better ratings than Lindsay Lohan. Christ. CNN could show a live feed of a dead body for an hour and it would get at least 2 million viewers.
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