Home Uncategorized Oprah’s Tina Turner Interview Higher Rated than Lindsay Lohan Talk

So maybe there is a god. Oprah Winfrey’s audience was more interested in her talk with Tina Turner than the one with Lindsay Lohan. Just when you think the culture is dead, it comes back and surprises you, doesn’t it? The Tina Turner interview scored 1 million viewers, vs. 893,000 for Lohan. Even the demo was higher for Tina vs. Lindsay — .71 vs. .66. (Lindsay had a total of 1.8 mil viewers but that was over several rebroadcasts.)

Overall, OWN had its biggest month ever in August thanks to those interviews, and the Tyler Perry shows “Love thy Neighbor” and “The Haves and the Have Nots.” But the best news was the Tina Turner report. Even though she dropped her US citizenship and got married in Switzerland, Tina is still an All-American hit!

Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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