NBC News' two-part special, "Inside the Obama White House," aired Tuesday and Wednesday and performed very well for the network.
The first part, which aired Tuesday night, attracted more than 9.1 million total viewers and won its time period to help lift NBC to first place for the night (the season finale of "Law & Order: SVU" did even better).
Wednesday night, part two attracted 9.0 million total viewers, its biggest overall audience in the 9PM hour since October 2008.
NBC's struggle in the primetime ratings has been well-documented while its news division continues to perform well. For the week of May 18, no NBC primetime show reached as many viewers as "Nightly News with Brian Williams."
The broadcast will air again this Friday, June 5, 8-10 p.m. ET on NBC.