Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Ratings: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Doc Scores Great Numbers, “RBG” Beats Hannity Special, “Better Call Saul”


Better call RBG.

The documentary about Supreme Court Justic Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a hit for CNN on Monday night.

The two hour film, eligible for Academy Awards, pulled in 1,725,000 viewers. That’s more than “Better Call Saul” on AMC and close to Rachel Maddow sized numbers.

The excellent two hour movie showed what a real Supreme Court Justice is supposed to be, not the mishegos we’re seeing on TV since then.

“RBG” handily beat a Sean Hannity special on Fox News, which drew 1,352,00 viewers. “RBG” also did double Hannity’s key demo score with a .23. In the over 50 crowd, “RBG” had a 1.25.

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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