Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Moves to ABC from HBO, Numbers Up 9 Times, Ties with “America’s Got Talent”


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame special on ABC was a hit.

The show, moving to broadcast TV for the first time, had 3 million viewers. This up nine times the 420,000 they got last year on HBO. I guess there are a lot of lessons learned.

One is that “RRHOF” didn’t really win the night. They tied with “America’s Got Talent” on NBC.

The Rock Hall escaped scandal this year by ousting Jann Wenner from their board after he said terrible things in the NY Times.

The good news is they are trying to get more backlogged, snubbed artists into the Hall. We just have to hope they keep it up.

Roger Friedman
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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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