Lance Armstrong interview pulls 3.2 million in United States, says Oprah network

Thursday's much-anticipated interview ran against "American Idol" on the mainstream Fox network, which drew 16.2 million viewers during its two-hour broadcast, Variety reported.

updated: January 19, 2013 11:31 IST
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Los Angeles: Some 3.2 million viewers in the United States tuned in to see fallen cyclist Lance Armstrong confess to Oprah Winfrey that he was a drug cheat, the TV interviewer's cable channel said on Friday.

It was the most-watched show ever on the fledgling OWN network after Oprah's March 2012 conversation with the family of late singer Whitney Houston, the channel said in a statement.

The figure does not include viewers in other countries, or the 1.1 million who watched a repeat immediately after the initial broadcast of the 90-minute special that was also streamed live on

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