Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Palin gives Oprah her highest ratings nationally for a single episode in two years.
The 8.7 household rating and 13 percent share of households watching TV for Monday's interview with the former governor of Alaska and Republican vice presidential nominee represented Winfrey's most-watched hour since Nov. 9, 2007, when her guests were the Osmond family.
Palin outdrew either half of Winfrey's two-part season-opening confessional with singer Whitney Houston, as well as Winfrey's show the day after the election of President Barack Obama, according to her syndicator, CBS Television Distribution. (source)