Oprah Winfrey‘s post-rehab interview with troubled star Lindsay Lohan drew far smaller audience than Winfrey’s other similar first exclusive sit-downs. The Lohan interview on Oprah’s Next Chapter on Sunday averaged 892,000 total viewers at 9 PM, only slightly above the show’s Sunday average (+7%). For comparison, Winfrey’s interview with Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina drew 3.5 million viewers and her chat with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong pulled in 3.2 million. For the night, including the 10 PM rebroadcast, the Lohan sit-down averaged 1.8 million viewers.
Elsewhere on Sunday, the Season 6 finale of HBO’s True Blood averaged 4.1 million viewers, up from the previous week but down 18% from the fifth-season closer last year and down 9% from the sixth-season premiere earlier this summer. For the night, including the 11 PM encore, True Blood accumulated 5 million viewers, and the sixth season is averaging 10.6 million viewers in gross audience across different platforms.
After its record-breaking premiere last week, AMC’s Breaking Bad cooled off a bit, posting 4.8 million viewers in Week 2, down 19% from the opener. In adults 18-49, the departing drama logged 3 million, down 17%.