Houston Family Interview Breaks Oprah’s OWN Record Ratings

Movies & TV

kholmes | March 13, 2012 - 5:08 pm

Sunday evening (March 11) Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network ranked in millions of viewers for her exclusive interview with Whitney Houston’s only child Bobbi Kristina, Whitney’s brother Gary Houston and sister-in-law/manager Patricia Houston.

Airing exactly one month after the late singer’s death, 3.5 million viewers watched “Oprah’s Next Chapter” segment as she asked the questions that everyone wanted the answers to. After being taped on March 2, it was the most anticipated and promoted interview in television. 

In the networks 14-month run it had only seen ratings as high as 1.6 million when Oprah interviewed Joel Olsteen. The Houston interview has set a new level to surpass. This coming Sunday, Oprah will interview Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia, looks like another record breaking night could be in the works with all of Gaga’s monster fans.