Monday, June 17, 2024

HBO’s “The Gilded Age” Rebounds Nicely for Series Finale with Increase of 100,000 Viewers


Good news for the season finale of HBO’s “The Gilded Age.”

The Julian Fellowes-produced and written soap opera rose by 100,000 viewers and finished with its top rating so far, 800K.  Not bad!

Also, the key demo rose to .07, bringing the show back from the dead among younger viewers. All those people who thought I was being ageist last week pay attention: I go by the numbers only. I’m well out of the key demo.

So “The Gilded Age” leaves in good shape for Season 2. They could have a break out season next time around, especially if they spice it up a bit. A good mystery would help, too. But seeing that the final episode was very cerebral, kudos to the writers.

Now, on to the Emmy Awards!

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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