Wednesday, May 29, 2024

John Bolton Interview with Martha Raddatz on ABC Scores 6 Million Viewers, Second Highest Show of Night


Martha Raddatz’s interview on ABC last night with John Bolton was a big hit.

Called “The Room Where it Happened”– same as Bolton’s bestselling book– scored 6.1 million viewers. It was the second highest rated show of the night, with “60 Minutes” edging it out two hours earlier at 7pm.

The Bolton interview soundly beat a Grammy special on CBS and “America’s Got Talent” on NBC. It also garnered nearly twice as many viewers as John Legend’s special an hour earlier on ABC. But the good numbers didn’t stay for a rerun of “The Match Game” at 10pm.

The Raddatz piece should be worrisome for Donald Trump. People want to hear what John Bolton has to say, including that Trump should not be president or re-elected and that he’s not up to the job of being president.



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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