Saturday, July 13, 2024

Plop! Ratings Down 1 Million for Kennedy Center Honors from Last Year


Last nights ratings for the Kennedy Center Honors were surprisingly disappointing.

Total viewers for the two and a half hour show came to 4.26 million

That’s down 1 million from last year.

The key demo rating was just 200,000 people under the age of 49.

The show wasn’t very good. After a promising start it careened down hill. One problem was relying on Gloria Estefan to be the occasional host and opening act. In the latter role it was unnecessary and a non sequitur. The show could have also been cut by 30 minutes. It was too long and full of extraneous material.

The poor numbers were also a surprise since the show had no competition.

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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