Oprah's Armstrong interview viewed by 28 mil.
ReutersLOS ANGELES--Some 28 million viewers worldwide watched Oprah Winfrey's two-part interview last week in which cyclist Lance Armstrong finally admitted he had been taking performance-enhancing substances for years, Winfrey's OWN cable TV channel said on Tuesday.
January 24, 2013, 12:03 am TWN
OWN said that 12.2 million Americans and 15 million people overseas watched the encounter over two nights and various airings on OWN, with another 800,000 watching online on Oprah.com.
The two-part exclusive interview — totaling 2.5 hours — was seen in more than 190 nations in 30 languages, said the cable channel, a joint venture with Discovery Communications .
In the United States however, audiences shrunk dramatically after the first broadcast, in which Armstrong admitted in the first five minutes that he had been doping for all seven of his Tour de France victories.