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.