's interview special withPatrick Swayze
scored BIG TV numbers on Wednesday night.
Industry insiders reveal to PerezHilton.com that about 12.6 million people tuned-in for the Babs/Pat chat.
The interview special beat the People's Choice Awards telecast for the night's top spot pretty handily.
The awards show, comparatively, nabbed 9.3 million viewers.
Another job well done, Barbara, queen of interview specials!
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