How The Scandals Rate: A Look Back At Notable Tell-All TV Interviews
A look at how Lance Armstrong's confession to Oprah stacks up against TV ratings for other controversial tell-alls. (Hint: It doesn't.)
January 26, 1992
Bill and Hillary Clinton respond on CBS' "60 Minutes" to accusations made by Gennifer Flowers, who claimed she had an affair with the then-governor of Arkansas. The interview aired post-Super Bowl, bringing in 34 million viewers.
March 3, 1999
Monica Lewinsky goes on ABC's "20/20" for an interview with Barbara Walters, who presses her about her affair with former President Bill Clinton. The interview is watched by 48.5 million viewers.
March 17, 2000
Nearly 20 million people tune in to watch John and Patsy Ramsey answer questions from Barbara Walters on ABC's "20/20" about their murdered daughter, JonBenét Ramsey.
October 12, 2006
Mel Gibson tells Diane Sawyer on ABC's "Good Morning America" that he is "ashamed" of his anti-Semitic remarks. The segment was watched by more than 5 million people.
July 8, 2010
Basketball superstar LeBron James announces he's leaving Cleveland for the Miami Heat. ESPN's special, "The Decision," is watched by nearly 10 million viewers.
JANUARY 17, 2013
Lance Armstrong confesses to Oprah Winfrey on her fledgling OWN cabler that he took performance-enhancing drugs. The interview is spread over two nights; as of press time, 3.2 million viewers tuned in to the first part of the interview