UPDATED, 9:59 AM: The thunder continued to roll Tuesday night. Viewership for Part 2 of A&E’s Biography – Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On built on its sizable Night 1 audience, growing by 3% to 1.24 million. The increase means the two-hour wrapup of Brooks’ Biography earned the series’ most total viewers since a Jeopardy! episode in 2004. Read details about the four-hour docu-program and Moinday night’s ratings below.
PREVOUSLY, December 3: Garth Brooks still has lots of friends in low places — and elsewhere. That’s judging by the viewership for Part 1 of his Biography episode Monday. A&E said Biography – Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On drew 1.2 million total viewers, which the network notes is the biggest audience for the veteran series in 15 years.
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That boast, while impressive, comes with an asterisk. After running on A&E from 1987-2006, Biography moved to the lower-rated Biography Channel — later known as Bio and now FYI — from 2006-12. It then had a five-year hiatus before returning to A&E in 2017.
Still, Part 1 of Brooks’ The Road I’m On moseyed away with more totals viewers than any Biography episode since Biography: Jeopardy! in 2004. The program also posted 434,000 in the adults 25-54 demo and was the most-watched A&E special in 18 months, the cable net said.
Produced by Endeavor Content’s Non-Scripted Division and Film 45, Biography – Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On chronicles the singer-songwriter’s life and career from his early days playing gigs at college bars in Oklahoma and his first unsuccessful trip to Nashville to his record-breaking world tours and balancing family life with global fame. It features interviews with Keith Urban, George Strait, James Taylor, Brooks’ wife Trisha Yearwood and others.
The four-hour Brooks bio concludes with Part 2 at 9 tonight on A&E.
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