Hotel heiress Paris Hilton's recent flurry of headlines have paid off - she's been a bigger TV draw this week (ends19DEC03) than American President George W Bush.

TV network ABC's Diane Sawyer interview with Bush was broadcast on Tuesday (16DEC03) - only two days after the capture of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was announced - and seen by 11 million people.

Meanwhile, Fox's surprise reality hit The Simple Life, featuring Hilton and pal Nicole Richie living temporarily in a small Arkansas town, was seen by 11.9 million viewers.

Hilton, 22, has been the focus of attention for the past few weeks, after a tape featuring her having sex with ex-boyfriend RICK SOLOMON surfaced on the internet.

18/12/2003 20:58