Home Television Ratings: Much Hyped Diane Sawyer Matthew Perry Interview Finished in 3rd Place...

Diane Sawyer’s much hyped interview with “Friends” star Matthew Perry was not the ratings blockbuster hoped for by the alphabet network.

The Sawyer special finished third in its time slot on ABC, well behind the World Series and CBS’s “SWAT.”

Sawyer pulled in 4.15 to “SWAT”;s 4.44 million. The World Series was up around 10 million.

Totals will be in tomorrow.

One show Sawyer- Perry did beat was NBC’s “Dateline,” which is often hosted by Perry stepdad, Keith Morrison. The white haired, deep voiced questioner narrates real life murder stories in a very entertaining way. Strangely, Sawyer never mentions that Perry and Morrison have been related for most of the “Friends” actor’s life.

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