Stormy Daniels '60 Minutes' Interview Nets Higher Ratings Than Trump's

Adult film star Stormy Daniels's 60 Minutes interview with Anderson Cooper netted the show's highest ratings since Barack and Michelle Obama came on the newsmagazine after the 2008 presidential election. More people appear to have tuned into the show than Donald Trump's own 60 Minutes interview in 2016.

Preliminary ratings show more than 20 million people watched Daniels, while approximately 18 million people watched Trump's post-election interview, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Obamas drew around 24.5 million viewers.

Final numbers will be out later Monday.

The show, which also featured NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo, was preceded by an overtime NCAA March Madness basketball game.

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is in the middle of a contentious legal battle surrounding an alleged affair she had with the president in 2006. Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen paid Daniels $130,000 in a nondisclosure agreement to keep quiet about the alleged affair just before the 2016 presidential election. Daniels is suing to get out of the agreement arguing that it isn't valid because Trump did not sign it.

The White House has denied the affair. Trump and Cohen have filed a court complaint through a lawyer that contends Daniels is liable for damages of at least $20 million for violating the agreement.

In the 60 Minutes interview, Daniels said she was threatened in 2011 after first trying to go public with the story.

"I was in a parking lot, going to a fitness class with my infant daughter. And a guy walked up on me and said to me, 'Leave Trump alone. Forget the story," said Daniels. "And then he leaned around and looked at my daughter and said, 'That's a beautiful little girl. It'd be a shame if something happened to her mom.' And then he was gone."

Daniels declined to provide evidence of the affair during the interview.

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