Oprah Winfrey is probably hoping it goes as well when she interviews Lindsay Lohan later this month on OWN. Subbing as guest host on Monday, the fresh out of rehab Mean Girls actress provided a healthy bounce to E! Entertainment’s Chelsea Lately. The late night comedy talk show pulled in 890,000 viewers with 578,000 among adults 18-49 for a 0.77 household rating. That’s up 57% in viewers over Lately’s July 29 show when Lisa Kudrow was the guest. Lohan’s guest hosting stint also saw a rocketing rise of 77% among the key demo and a 55% rise in HH over last week’s show. Overall, Lohan’s appearance and interview of Orphan Black’s Dylan Bruce resulted in the show’s best viewership since October 2012 and the series second best result among the 18-49s of 2013. Still, let’s put that star power in perspective. Even with Lohan as guest host, Chelsea Lately was soundly beaten by Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live once again last night in all categories in the same 11 PM – 11:30 PM time slot. While down from last week, WWHL pulled in 1.18 million viewers with 625,000 among adults 18-49 and a 1.14 HH. That’s 33% more than the E! show among total viewers and up 11% among the demo. The Andy Cohen hosted show had Real Housewives of Orange Country’s Alexis Bellino and Jenni Pulos of Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis on as guests last night. Last week, WWHL had 1.12 million viewers with 662,000 in the demo and a 1.12 HH compared to Lately’s 554,000 viewers with 318,000 in the demo and a 0.50 HH.
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