Oprah Winfrey’s exclusive interview with Sarah Palin on Nov. 16 gave the talk show queen her biggest audience in more than two years with a household overnight rating of 8.7 and 13 share. Those numbers exceeded Winfrey’s 2007 sit-down with the entire Osmond family, as well as the two-part interview with Whitney Houston that kicked off this season, and last season’s post-election episode.

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