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TV Ratings: Lindsay Lohan Fails to Boost 'Oprah's Next Chapter'

The troubled actress' sit-down with Winfrey on Sunday's "Oprah's Next Chapter" drew under 1 million viewers to the premiere telecast.

Aug. 18, 2013
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Lindsay Lohan's sit-down with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday's Oprah's Next Chapter wasn't a hit with viewers.

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).

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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.

During Sunday's interview, Lohan admitted to lying about her cocaine use, saying that she actually used the drug 10-15 times (instead of the three or four times she had previously claimed). Lohan also said that she was comfortable with "chaos" around her and was addicted to it.

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"Yeah, it was a comfortable choice to me. What was chaotic to other people in the outside looking in was normal," she told Winfrey. "There is something to be said about me learning to be comfortable with things just being OK."

Lohan, who stars in The Canyons, recently booked a guest spot on HBO's Eastbound and Down, guest-hosted E!'s Chelsea Lately and will star in an eight-episode OWN docuseries about her comeback attempt in the entertainment industry, which debuts in 2014.

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