[From LA Times]
ABC's chat with Houston climbs charts
By Brian Lowry
Tune-in for the interview, in which Diane Sawyer spoke to the singer about erratic behavior and drug use, eclipsed ratings for recent discussions with the Osbournes and Jennifer Lopez, which both drew roughly 15 million viewers -- albeit against original episodes of "Law & Order" -- during November. ABC also beat the combined rating for a "West Wing" rerun and "The Amazing Race" in that hour.
Among the young-adult viewers advertisers crave, it was the most watched newsmagazine program since Monica Lewinsky spoke to Barbara Walters in 1999, according to Nielsen Media Research data.
NEWSFILE: 6 DECEMBER 2002
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