Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Ratings: “Curb Your Enthusiasm” Jumps to Season High Return from Oscars, Demo Rises Whopping 133%


Good news for Larry David and HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

Sunday’s episode jumped 133% in the key demo and 66% in total viewers. The 427K total was the highest of the 7 episodes of this final, 12th season.

What happened? A huge comeback from the previous Sunday when the show was sacrificed to the Oscars. That episode, with guests Sienna Miller and Lori Loughlin, obviously picked up speed once the word got out how good it was.

This past Sunday’s episode was not quite at that level, and it was even more vulgar than the one I liked so much. Still, with fewer options of new shows, and the Oscars in the distance, the episode pulled in numbers.

There are only 3 new episodes left of “Curb.” Richard Lewis is in the next one this Sunday. And then we’ll have to wrap it up. So far this season, Larry has been the butt of jokes for writing the lousy finale of “Seinfeld.” Obviously, this is all pointing to the “Curb” finale, which will somehow be tied to the other. That should be a good punch line.

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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