It was hard to ignore the equal opportunity present in Oprah Winfrey's interview with Lance Armstrong, the first part of which aired on OWN Thursday night.
While the "Oprah's Next Chapter" episode was all about Armstrong and his troubles, Winfrey did have something to gain: exposure for her still-growing network.
In the end, 4.3 million tuned in to watch Armstrong's admission that he did use performance-enhancing substances.
According to a statement from the network, 3.2 million watched the interview at 9 p.m., making that the second highest OWN telecast to date. An additional 1.1 million caught the interview at 10:30 p.m.
The top telecast for OWN was the March 2012 "Oprah's Next Chapter" episode that featured Whitney Houston's family, including the late singer's daughter, Bobbi Kristina. That episode was watched by 3.5 million.
The second half of Winfrey's interview with Armstrong airs tonight on OWN at 9 p.m. ET.
Zoglet says: January 17, 2013 at 7:15 pm
After the disgrace of Armstrong admitting he took drugs and cheated, should all astronauts now have to face regular drug tests? Also, are astronauts good at cycling because of the zero-G?
I don’t normally watch OWN, but several of my coworkers at DISH and I were glued to the TV when they came over Saturday night to watch the interviews I recorded. Many of them hadn’t even heard that Lance was going to interviewed, let alone confessing, so I have a feeling that a lot of people didn’t know, which is why the ratings weren’t as high. I’ll probably keep the interviews saved for a bit longer since I’m never strapped for recording space now that I have 1,250 SD or 450 HD hours worth of space on my new DISH Hopper.
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the John mMayer special...
calling j...good night.
spam with no remorse
i let you come to work......please bring another day...try.
admitting your not is wimpy....same goes for women....
lance is kinda wimpy...sorry for that.
Who came up with those background props? What is that... a giant ash tray and a bottle of cheap lotion?
he might be gay.
life is life.
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i love the dead silence that comes through a computer......business as usual...
i love my life.
NO DELAYS FOR PEACE...ONWARD WE GO.
I JUST SWALLOWED SEVEN FOOTLONG TURDS. DON'T HATE.
Nice! Serious poo poo breath though...
That's got to be a record of some sort. Good job tracie!
Why u talk about gaga, thread aint about her ?
hey you...sorry but gaga but in again where her nose doesn't belong-wanna see snow –
Hey Lance, open wide. I want to drop a large steaming turd down your gullet.
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Drop that buttomic bomb!
A foot long brown trout down the hatch. Lance deserves it.
Few people are more deserving of a massive butt brownie down the wind pipe than lance is.
lance looked soooooooooo cute from a distance while oprah was heading to an event...
i've never see your mothers house...Oprah has big bazooms and Lance can't get his eyes off of them.
i still want too count. kay?
gaga recieved her stoopidity feed for today..oprah just sings in the rain..
another big afternoon...many enemys ahead for rat. poor thing. i love my orchestra
IM ROID-STRONG, I CAN LIFT AND DO ANYTHING!!!
gaga is a major rat and look at the full day she had this afternoon...
don't ever take it personally.
i'd rather be singin in the rain then hang out with a cold rat like you....
Do you feel good? i'm glad i wish i could be a cold hearted rat like you...
i wish i could be that way...but i just cant'...poor lance.
tomorrow will be a perfect day....good night all and have a great evening.
take a look at this
i didn't eff up your mothers computer...assuming your referring to me.
I'm not hacked into parents phones...if your referring to me
i don't FK up a person's computer battery and dim her screen. assuming your referring to me.
I don't look for accounts and follow people..
I do not crash other peoples computers...if your referring to me.
i don't hack into phones...if your referring to me.
I'm not sure what's worse.....giving air time to a lying POS or using said POS in an attempt to make yourself relevant again. Maybe you two need each other.
Lance? More bad news. There r no stationary bikes in prison.
Who's Oprah? I saw some big black woman interviewing a skinny dude who rides a bicycle on Thursday nite while channel surfing. This is big news?
What a creep! He "apologized" only because he got caught. The word "honesty" is not even in his vocabulary.
He's only remorseful because he got caught.But everyone does deserve forgiveness and a second chance.
Every picture of him shows a scowl, a hard look on his face. It's not the drugs. It shows a male, not a man who is self centered. He will never come clean. He's as dirty as he physically looks in his pictures. He is an ugly human being.
count them "closely"?
i do...its grey..stage left
Those who were sued by him care!
i really heard somebody looks hot with grey scruff...annnnd how come i can't this and everyone else does?
A guy in a sport filled with cheaters, cheated. Stop the presses.
I am a better person from her teachings, anyone that can stop Geoff Thompson from beating people to a pulp. She has faces adversity in her own life. She thinks he does deserve a second chance., I think the amount of people with cancer that sought solace in livestrong. In my humble opinion I think he does.
I would have killed those 5 guys in 2007. You get a smirk.
Cant stop the crabs, pulling you back in the cage.
Hay...just saw lance last nut on ebay for $200,000. hannity out bidded limbaugh.
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She should have been and actress, james warner
what a performance...chills down my spine
Headed to the neighbors' house. I'm going to climb up on the dining room table and deposit a massive steaming centerpiece. I think they'll really enjoy it.
Good idea! A good poop centerpiece not only provides a lovely aroma for dinner time but also can be a wonderful conversation starter. I think I'll pinch a loaf on my family's table. One with nuts and corn.
its called brand new attic!!!!!!
a brand new FORD!
i wish lance could see the show...
Has no one questioned the key elements:
Oprah's network isn't doing well.
She and Obama are VERY good friends.
Lance gives Oprah a tell all interview.
The Federal Attorney's office just announced it isn't filing charges against Lance.
This charge could be filed under RICO.
double d's right? .. yea.
Wtphuck lance u could have won @ least 1 of the 7 races without the juice! that would be honorable but i guess u will never know and truthfully thats what sucks the most! sleep well and take care of your remaining nut lance you may have to auction it off to help pay off your lawyer! you sir are in purgatory learn to love it and embrace it you maroon!!!!!! 24/7
trust lance's wife....no way jose...too p m signing off.
lance's wife always tries to set him up in some way...she is NOT SUPPORTIVE too him at all.....
second problem is i wonder if she encouraged him to be this way...he really could have kept
all those medals if he kept his mouth closed.....
my man will be treated like a king and i will not hear of anything more!!! lance should NOT have listened to anyone but himself...
he still has time stare at oprah's bazooms...guys amaze me they truly do!!! hahahahahahaha
hey where did the brenda comment go? anyways...hey brenda DIN DIN!
i would never encourage him to do such things...never ever ever......i love would love him so much and would never want him to look like an idiot.
dam i'm good....look in a mirror
He sued many people for telling the truth about him and ruined many lives. He cannot repair his public image. He needs to find another line of work. Personally, anyone who feels nothing whille cheating and didn't mind stepping on people has something wrong with them. Integrity is an all the time thing – you either have it or you don't – he doesn't and he cannot be trusted.
The confessed because the was caught.
He 2 regrets was that his charity was closed and he had to admit to his kids that he is a cheat... That man is an arrogant phony.
good ratings for oprah,lance -he is a good man,not a murderer or rapist.
He may not be a murderer or a rapist and he did do good things with his charity but he most definitely is NOT a good man. He's a liar and a cheat of EPIC proportions. He ruined the career of anyone that dared to tell the truth about him. He lied to the world to cover up his wrong doings and then continued to profit from them. A good man wouldn't do all of that.
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HAPPY WE HAVE 554 PEOPLE COMING TOO SEE US....AND WHAT A BIG FEW DAYS AHEAD.
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i don't understand why he did that..stay off..details later
It looks like not only her network is still growing...
we are so happy for the joy and support we received from all...mine is the toasted roll fatso.
what are you doing today carlos...oh nothing. that's right.
and they will be getting $38 dollars from the band this morning.
I'LL BRING EVERYONE'S TICKETS IN TOWN LATER....NO NEED TO READ THIS ANYMORE...THANKS!!!!
i think so.
sorry for his troubles.
4.3 million...that's just about the same as the number of NRA members.
Now, there is no logical linkage I confess....but then there isn't any logical reason to broadcast the Oprah and Lance dog and pony show.
performance is SPOT ON
Who won Miss Universe 2012??
I've got corn to add.
So he lied,cheated, doped and won. So many Americans do this. He is trying to do what is right, we should let him make his wrong right and let him move on. It is his life and not our place to judge. He has my support!
Still support Lance. Yep he doped. Still a survivor. Still a huge athlete. Still a human and has faults. People get caught up in many moments in life. I hope he is free from his demons. Live strong!!
i know people who have made worse mistakes then lance armstrong...of course he's going to have to pay for this but geeze do we have to destroy this person. yes he lied, yes he was wrong, yes france was right the whole time..but lord almighty–let him live his life.
i know people who have made worse mistakes then lance armstrong...of course he's going to have to pay for this but geeze do we have to destroy this person. yes he liked, yes he was wrong, yes france was right the whole time..but lord almighty–let him live his life.
why do we have to hate people so much and run them into the ground-i know soooooo many men and women who have made huge errors in their lives. Lance will be paying for this the rest of his life...we should leave him be.
It's interesting, albeit disgusting, to watch the commentary about Lance Armstrong being so MUCH more vehement and angry and unforgiving than commentary about child molesters, murderers, or even Bernie Madoff (remember him?).
Lance Armstrong is merely a bike racer, not a politician or priest, financier or any other false god. If he is viewed as such it's because YOU made him into one. His record of wins is as real as any other bike racer who used enhancement drugs (which is most of them apparently) and his record of raising awareness and funding for cancer research is far more important, germaine and long lasting as a legacy than winning laps on a bicycle. Sports fanatics in this country and across the world stand to learn a lesson from this. He's just a human competing in human games, to win. Now it's time to cut him some slack and allow him to BE human.
This man deserves to have a large steaming pile of poop deposited on his forehead and I'm just the person to make the delivery.
I'm kick him in his ball then you move in for the poop.
It's a deal. Maybe stuff a few stink nuggets in his ears, just for fun.
Maybe drop a brown trout in his mouth
Brown trout-another brilliant term! May I use that? I enjoy fishing.
Feel free to use any term you like my friend!
Very Good! AHAHAHAHAHA
he confess. please
ok he confess can we leave it alone now
Lance Armstrong does not strike me as anyone, to do anything, unless its for HIS benefit! Maybe he made a deal with the Justice Dept.? After all, he defrauded the Federal Government by defrauding the Post-Office , i.e. the Taxpayer! He opened himself up to a host of other problems as well with his admission, so, I believe there's a lot more going on than meets the eye! For me, as a person, Lance Armstrong is FINISHED!! – @Marita.
To me Lance didnt seem very appologetic or remorseful. We as human beings only do behaviors based on rewards, so the real question I find myself asking is why is he coming clean (no pun intended) now? He wont be able to compete anymore no matter what he says or doesnt say, so what is the payoff for being honest about the doping scandel now? I am someone who is very forgiving and understand him trying to repair his public image, but in order for him to do so I think he needs to truly be sorry for what he has done... but in my personal opinion after watching last nights interview Lance lacked true remorse for what he did. And i feel like the "doping" wasent as big of a deal as it was for him to consistantly lie and go on the attack over the period of years not to mention sue the people who were trying to hold him accountable. Lance really fell short of the redemption I think he was hoping for with this interview. I will tune in tonight to see if perhaps he can still change my mind, but if it goes anything like last night I think Lance should have just taken the truth to the grave with him.
HE DID WHAT TRILLIONS DO....THEY LIE.....ACCORDING TO GOD....A LIE IS A LIE....
HE FAITHFUL IS LEAST FAITHFUL IN MUCH.....ALL LIES ARE EQUAL CHRISTIANS......
LANCE ARMSTRONG...MOVE ON....YOU FALL YOU GET UP AND MOVE ON......
PEOPLE LIE ON THEIR TAXES, ON THEIR MATES, IN SCHOOL, IN GOVERNMENT.
AND NO YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIVE WITH THIS THE REST OF YOUR LIFE....
PEOPLE WHO THINK THEY ARE PERFECT WILL LIVE THIS FOR YOU....
IMPERFECT PEOPLE MAKES MISTAKES EVERYDAY.....
BEFORE I TALK ABOUT YOUR MISTAKE FIRST I MUST KNOW MINES
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at least we saw one successful person during the interview...lance armstong is a loser who manipualted his way to wealth...and the testicular cancer was probably from all the roids and other chemicals that he put in his body...what a bad american example.
Now that Lance has confirmed all the rumors it is time to give him a break. I respected that all his answers to all the question from Oprah was "YES". He is paying the price for his misdeeds and has been stripped of all awards. Now lets move on to Baseball, now that Lance has been stripped it is time to strip Barry Bonds, Mark McGuire, Sammy Sosa, Roger Clemens and the rest of the players that have cheated by taking performance drugs, and also make sure that do not make the hall of fame.
Lance is another professional athletic (I use those terms loosely) that thinks he is above the law and has convinced himself that lying is OKAY! Another O. J.!
i hope this man understands what oprah goes through behind the scenes...oo tah rehearsal..bye.
I wonder if she paid him because once they finish shaking him down, he's not going to have a lot of money.
He will have more money than you can count. With millions in reserve he will hire an attorney that will get him off most of the obligations i.e. USPS contract etc.
Well, what a jerk. He lied and cheated. If we forgive, NEVER forget if he did it once he will do it again!
repaired. work on peace hon.
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