Paris Hilton was invited for an interview by host Larry King on CNN’s “Larry King Live” in Los Angeles, California on 27 June 2007. This is Paris Hilton’s first televised interview after her 23 days sentence.

During Paris Hilton’s interview on Wednesday’s “Larry King Live”, there were averaged 3.2 million viewers during the one-hour interview which was according to live-plus-same-day ratings released on Thursday by Nielsen Media Research. The telecast brought the “Larry King Live” back to No.1 in the ratings for a night.


Paris Hilton’s one-hour interview show at “Larry King Live” was King’s highest telecast since 21 September 2005, whereby 4.9 million viewers tuned in for breaking news that included the emergency landing of a Jet Blue Airbus 320 in Los Angeles and Hurricane Rita.

Paris Hilton and her representatives have been negotiating for the exclusive rights to the first interview for most of the past week. Both ABC and NBC were heavily involved in pursuing the interview, expecting it to attract high ratings. A spokeswoman for King’s program, Bridget Leininger, said that no money had been paid for the interview. “Larry King never pays for interviews,” she said.