Oprah Winfrey’s Bobbi Kristina Interview Yields Record Viewers

Episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter” featuring Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina brings 417 percent spike in viewership

Last Updated: March 12, 2012 @ 1:27 PM

Oprah Winfrey's Sunday interview with deceased pop singer Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina on Sunday gave Winfrey's struggling OWN network its biggest viewership yet.

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The interview, which aired on OWN's "Oprah's Next Chapter" from 9 to 10:30, racked up 3.5 million total viewers, according to the network. That's a dramatic improvement over OWN's previously most-watched program — Winfrey's Jan. 8 interview with celebrity pastor Joel Osteen, which drew 1.6 million total viewers.

Winfrey's Bobbi Kristina interview also drew a 3.1 rating in the key women 25-54 demographic, with a 3.3 household rating.

Sunday's installment in "Oprah's Next Chapter" represented a 444 percent increase over the season average in the key demographic. It jumped 417 percent boost in total viewership and 378 percent in the household rating.