Sunday, April 21, 2024

Ratings Rave: Stephanopolous-Comey Finishes 2nd for Night to “60 Minutes,” Country Music Awards


George Stephanopolous’s interview with former FBI director James Comey was a ratings bonanza for ABC last night.

But the 9.7 mil viewers was less than 60 Minutes and the Country Music awards last night. CBS easily took the night.

The Comey interview had 700,000 fewer viewers than “60 Minutes” had had at 7pm. Why Comey and his publisher agreed to ABC at 10pm and not “60 Minutes” at 7pm is a head scratcher.

At 10pm on CBS 11.5 million people watched the final hour of the Country Music Awards. Only 9.7 million watched Comey.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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