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*Bill O’Reilly‘s extended interview with President Barack Obama, taped after the live sit-down before the Super Bowl, aired Monday on the Fox News Channel to huge ratings.

Their testy exchange drew 4.204 million viewers for “The O’Reilly Factor” at 8 p.m., according to Neilsen.

It’s O’Reilly’s best total audience numbers since his coverage of the Boston Marathon Bombings, when Fox News drew 4.825 million viewers April 15, the day of the marathon attack, and 7.626 million viewers April 19 during a Shep Smith-hosted special in the slot on the night of the manhunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev ended with his capture.

Monday night’s “Factor” also garnered 626,000 viewers in the key adults 25-54 news demo.