Home Television Ratings: The People’s Choice Awards Lost To “Facts of Life”/”Diff’rent Strokes” Live...

Did anyone care the People’s Choice Awards were on NBC last night? No. The ridiculous, low level competition for D celebrities and below fetched just 3.22 million viewers, about what a soap opera gets during the day. (I didn’t even remember it was on.) It’s a stupid show, and it’s time to get rid of it.

The People’s Choice was beaten handily by “Live in Front of a Studio Audience,” which featured A list actors recreating “The Facts of Life” and “Diff’rent Strokes.” The live presentation was clever, smart, and fun — all the things The People Choice isn’t.

Still NBC won the night because “The Voice,” which preceded the awards show, scored around 6.6 million. And counterbalanced, the ABC sitcom that followed “Live,” called “Abbott Elementary,” about teachers in an elementary school, dropped to 2.79 million. Why in the world would you put a show about teachers in a K-6 school on at 9:30pm? Huh? Aren’t kids all asleep at that hour? Wasn’t that the time for something sophisticated? I mean, in network terms?


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