Wednesday, May 22, 2024

TV Ratings: Kennedy Center Honors Post Big Gains with Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Bruce Springsteen Performing


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.

Some clips:

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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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