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Bush Interview Fails To Garner Decent Ratings

11/09/2010 03:19 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Despite all of our efforts to talk about Matt Lauer's interview with former President George W. Bush, it seems that the televised tete-a-tete was something of a ratings disaster for NBC. TV By The Numbers has the, you know... numbers:

NBC's Monday woes continue to grow as the Matt Lauer interview of George W. Bush scored just a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, and its later shows tumbled. The special Matt Lauer Reports finished with lower adults 18-49 ratings than all episodes of Chuck this season. The Event fell 15% (vs. 10/25) to a series low 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, and Chase was down 6% (vs. 10/25) to just a 1.2 rating, which was also a series low.

It is interesting to get to write about an NBC ratings debacle that wasn't the fault of Jay Leno or Jeff Zucker.

(And yes, in case you were wondering, Conan beat Bush-Lauer, too.)

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