‘Kennedy Center Honors’ Broadcast Hits All-Time Low In Demo


CBS’s Kennedy Center Honors (0.6, 6.581M) hit a new record low in the demo, though it moved up from last year’s record-low crowd of 6.188M.

Cher, Reba McEntire, composer Philip Glass, and Hamilton, repped by Lin-Manuel Miranda, were among this year’s Kennedy Center honorees. Year ago’s 0.7 in the demo and 6.188 million are lowest-yet results for the event.

On a virtually all-rerun night, ABC’s The Goldbergs (0.7, 3.366M) tied NBC’s Chicago PD (0.7, 4.482M) as the No. 1 show of the night in the demo, besting the night’s only original broadcast program: CBS’s Kennedy Center Honors (0.6, 6.581M).

KenCen fell to a new record low, in the key 18-49 age bracket; in total viewers, KenCen built on last year’s record low of 6.188M. In the demo, KenCen matched repeats of ABC’s American Housewife (0.6, 2.605M), and Modern Family (0.6, 2.515M), and repeats of NBC’s Chicago Fire (0.6, 4.043M) and Chicago Med (0.6, 4.363M).

NBC had aired a repeat of its October 3 “One Chicago” crossover event.

CBS’s Magnum P.I. (0.3, 3.018M) fumbled half of its KenCen lead-in.

NBC’s all-Chicago lineup (0.6, 4.296M) took the night in the demo. CBS (0.5, 5.393M) topped the night in total viewers and tied ABC (0.5, 2.365M) for No. 2 status in the demo.

Fox (0.4, 1.507M) and CW (0.1, 395K) followed with reruns of Empire (0.5, 1.739M) and Star (0.4, 1.276M), and Riverdale (0.1, 475K) and All American (0.1, 314K), respectively.

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2018/12/kennedy-center-honors-hits-record-low-demo-tv-ratings-1202526411/