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Clinton Interview Raises 'Fox News Sunday' Ratings

It's been months, if not years, since an interview on the Sunday morning politics shows made more than a ripple in the ratings. But that's what happened this week, when on "Fox News Sunday," President Bill Clinton slapped around interviewer Chris Wallace and spurred the show to its best ratings since the week Saddam Hussein was captured. "Sunday," which consistently ranks last among the Big Four news shows, was well above its third-quarter average of 1.2 million, according to preliminary Nielsen figures--and finished ahead of the usual leader "Meet the Press," although the latter was pushed back because of Ryder Cup coverage. Two replays of "Sunday" on Fox News Channel drew another 1.2 million viewers Sunday evening, more than the three competing cable news networks combined in those time slots.



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