Saturday, May 18, 2024

Billy Joel Special Will Re-air Tonight on CBS, Scored High Numbers on Sunday Before Incident


Billy Joel’s terrific special will air again tonight at 9pm on CBS.

This re-airing is to make up for Sunday’s incident at the end of the show when CBS cut in for local news while Billy was singing “Piano Man.”

Viewers were outraged, for a good reason. How stupid could a TV network be in 2024? We found out.

As it turns out, the special scored 5.73 million viewers Sunday and basically won the night. The show was so good it’s worth seeing again tonight — especially the end!

Let’s hope CBS has sent a message to all affiliates not to cut in tonight even if Trump admits to everything at 10:50pm. We can wait!

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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