How Did the “Audition” Rate?

By SteveK 

ABC’s Barbara Walters made two high-profile appearances to promote her new book, “Audition,” last night, in an ABC News special at 10pm and on The O’Reilly Factor on FNC at 8pmET.

On ABC, the special finished third (7.4 million viewers), behind CBS’ CSI: NY (12.6 million) and NBC’s Law & Order (8.8 million). Walters last special, “Live to be 150 — Can You Do It?” which she anchored drew more than 10 million viewers in April.

Last night’s O’Reilly Factor performed well in the ratings, with 656,000 viewers in the A25-54 demo and 2,879,000 Total Viewers, making it the number one program in cable news for the night. FNC had more total viewers at 8pmET than the other three network’s combined.

Click continued to see a clip of the interview, in which Walters discusses which TVNewsers gave her a hard time, and Katie Couric