Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Adele “One Night Only” Loses 9 Million Viewers 2nd Time Around, Beaten by “Bachelorette”


Wasn’t it only a month ago that the Oprah/Adele special, “One Night Only,” was the hot ratings story? It scored 11 million viewers and was the talk of the town.

So CBS thought they’d trot it out again last night. Unfortunately, the novelty has worn off “One Night Only,” which was goor for exactly that length of time.

Adele drew just 2.1 million viewers last night in her rerun. Even Adele herself was probably watching “The Bachelorette” season finale which ended with a happy couple for a change. The ABC block averaged around 3.3 million. Adele also skewed very old compared to the high number of women 18-49 who watched “The Bachelorette.”

Even with all that female excitement, “FBI” on CBS and football elsewhere scored much higher numbers than either of those other shows. Football rules this season despite Colin Kaepernick having been left out on a ledge by himself. And “FBI” was a rerun! Only half the viewers who watched FBI stuck around for Adele.


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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