Oprah's Interview With Lance Armstrong Grabs 4.3 Million Viewers

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Oprah Winfrey’s one-on-one interview with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong brought in 4.3 million total viewers on its Thursday night debut. The 9-10 pm  first portion of the chat netted the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) 3.2 million viewers, while the 10:30 pm second airing of the telecast averaged another 1.1 million viewers.  The special was the highest-rated weekday show in the history of the network in all key demos.

During Oprah's Next Chapter, Armstrong admitted for the first time since the allegations began, he used performance-enhancing drugs to aid in winning many of his Tour de France victories.

The conclusion of Winfrey's sit down with Armstrong aired tonight at 9 pm EST on OWN.

Photo of Lance Armstrong by PR Photos