George Stevens Jr. goes out with a bang: the Kennedy Center Honors garned big ratings and a good gain from last year. They added 200,000 viewers– up to 9.2 million total viewers. More importantly, the key demo was up to 1.2 from 0.9. That’s very good. And a nice tribute to George and Michael Stevens, who put together a great show with Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, Bruno Mars, Jane Fonda, David Letterman and host Stephen Colbert among others. Shame on the Kennedy Center for chucking the Stevenses because they thought they’d get better ratings or something. Ridiculous.