Lindsay Lohan has developed a talent to create some curiosity among the public about her life, even when things haven't always gone as well she would have liked. So her fairly good ratings for her OWN network debut were to be expected as being about that. In spite of a lot of advance hype and interest about Lohan's post-rehab career and restart of her life, "Lindsay" had a modest showing rather than a big bang, reported MTV on March 11, 2014
The first episode of "Lindsay" on Sunday night had 693,000 viewers, according to The Hollywood Reporter. This ran her behind the ratings of her previous "Oprah's Next Chapter" interview, which had 892,000 viewers when it first aired. OWN president Erik Logan said, "We had set out to try to attract a different type of viewer and audience to the network and we felt like we did that — especially young women demo which is up by triple digits."
Logan's desire to bring a different young audience to OWN network with "Lindsay" seemed to work. Among women who are 18-34 years old, the premiere's .53 rating was up 231 percent from last year. In comparison with other unscripted efforts, the premiere of "Lindsay" has ranked third behind "Iyanla: Fix My Life" and "Life with La Toya." Although the number of total viewers was modest, "Lindsay" helped give OWN a six-week high in the Sunday hour ratings. It Lohan keeps working at it she may very well still have pretty good prospects for the future in her entertainment career.