8.4M people watch ABC's Kennedy tapes special

September 14, 2011 - 4:10 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years on, Camelot apparently has little fascination for young people.

The majority of the 8.4 million people who watched ABC's two-hour special featuring a previously unheard recording of a Jacqueline Kennedy interview had personal memories of the Kennedy administration. The Nielsen ratings company says just under 2 million of those viewers Tuesday night were age 18 to 49.

More people in that youthful demographic watched reruns of "NCIS: Los Angeles" on CBS at the same time or tuned in to people tumbling into water on "Wipeout" on ABC earlier in the night.

Add in the older folks, and ABC pronounced itself happy with the audience.

A book based on the former first lady's interviews topped Amazon.com's sales charts Wednesday.