Friday, April 19, 2024

Alec Baldwin’s ABC Talk Show Was Lowest Rated Network Show of Saturday Night, Lost 400K More Viewers


Alec Baldwin’s talk show on ABC returned to the air on Saturday night.

Baldwin, banished from Sundays at 10pm after his arrest for allegedly punching someone over a parking spot, gave the hour over to Sarah Jessica Parker. I watched it, it was good. SJP is articulate and smart, so that helps.

But back on November 4th, Alec scored 1,469,000 viewers. On Sunday, he dropped to 1,053,000. More than 400,000 people left– for football, for “48 Hours” or a “Saturday Night Live” rerun, each of which had three times Alec’s number. Alec’s show was the lowest rated network show on Saturday night.

I guess ABC will just burn off what’s left of the series and call it a day.

SJP, by the way, noted that she’d been with Matthew Broderick for about 26 years, and plans on growing old with him. It was so lovely. I remember when they were dating in the early 90s and sang the Mary Tyler Moore theme song at a party. They always looked like the real thing. Bravo!

This is NOT a clip from that interview. But this one is from Jerry Seinfeld and SJP on “Comedians Getting Coffee in Cars.” I loved it. PS Why isn’t Jerry hosting the Oscars?



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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