Friday, May 24, 2024

HBO Woody Allen-Mia Farrow Doc a Ratings Bust, Beaten by Everything Including a Weather Channel Special


In the end few cared.

HBO’s “Allen v. Farrow” was a ratings bust on Sunday night. Total viewers came to 394,000. The one sided, poorly fact checked hour lost to everything on cable TV including a Weather Channel special. It even lost to a preview of The Walking Dead. The audience rejected part 1 of rehashed, manipulated material.

“Allen v. Farrow” was at least the 9th most watched cable show at 9pm including something called “Wicked Tuna.”

This doesn’t bode well for the next three Sundays at 9pm, particularly since the series is riddled with errors and fakes having Woody’s words spoken via unauthorized clips from the audio version of his autobiography.

Keep refreshing…

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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