O'Reilly's Obama Interview Just 53 Million Viewers Short Of TV Record
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You'll recall that last week Fox News' Bill O'Reilly predicted his Super Bowl Sunday sit-down with Obama would be the most- watched ever broadcast on television:
More people will see this interview than any other interview that's ever been done in the history of mankind.
According to the New York Times, O'Reilly came up short...by 53 million viewers [emphasis added]:
Though the precise 15 minutes of the pregame show have not been broken out yet, the half-hour during which the interview took place, between 4:30 and 5 p.m., attracted 17.3 million viewers.
The target to hit for the biggest interview ever had been the Barbara Walters interview with Monica Lewinsky in 1999. That program pulled in 70 million viewers.
- Bill O'Reilly