The first night of The Path to 9/11 performed strongly in the ratings, coming in second only to Sunday Night Football on NBC. The miniseries posted a 7.6 rating and a 12 share in the 8:00 p.m. hour, then rose to a 7.6/11 at 9:00 p.m., finally peaking with a 7.9/13 during the 10:00 p.m. hour. ABC faces another difficulty when it airs Pt. 2 of The Path to 9/11 tonight (Monday) -- a speech by President Bush scheduled for 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time, one hour into the broadcast. Daily Variety reported that, as a result, a report by ABC News about the contents of the miniseries, scheduled to air following its conclusion, might be shortened.