Saturday, June 15, 2024

Alec Baldwin’s Third Talk Show Episode Down to 1.6 Mil Viewers as World Series Soars


Alec Baldwin launched his talk show on ABC at a tricky time. He’s been up against “The Walking Dead,” The World Series, and popular shows on other networks.

Last night, Alec went up against what turned out to be the final game of the World Series. And the scoring was high in the first inning, which didn’t help. Even the charms of Ricky Gervais and Jeff Bridges as guests couldn’t be enough to thwart that situation.

The result: 1.6 million viewers, the first time he’s dropped below 2 million.  It’s pretty clear by now this show is not about ratings. That’s literally one tenth of the 16 million who watched the World Series.

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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