CBS got big ratings from Sunday’s special Adele concert, squeezing out everything other than the NFL in primetime. The show also drew the largest Sunday night audience of any web variety show this season.
Adele One Night Only, which featured the singer performing previous hits and songs from her upcoming album 30 – and sat in for an interview with Oprah Winfrey – which attracted an average of 9.92 million viewers, per adjusted time zone Quick country ratings from Nielsen. That’s higher than CBS’s usual Sunday and slightly more than this year’s Oscars (9.85 million). This is also the highest total viewership for a CBS variety show since an episode of NCIS in April. Among adults 18-49, Only one night currently at a 1.5 rating, the network’s third-best primetime hours of the season (seconds behind NFL’s two releases). 60 minutes, including Sunday).
The national quick ratings don’t include out-of-home viewing, so the special’s numbers will go up a bit in the finals announced on Tuesday.
Adele performed in front of A-list audiences at LA’s Griffith Park Observatory – and there was no rehearsal, executive producer Ben Winston said during a chat at the Clubhouse after the show. “We’re in line on Friday, and there’s a 100 percent chance of a storm on Monday, and there’s no way we’d be able to do this show outdoors. [We thought]”Well, we didn’t have to rehearse and we just had to film the rehearsal because the first time Adele was able to walk on stage that was the day she performed, and you all saw that.”
Full Sunday ratings, including ratings for NBC’s Sunday night football and Yellowstone on Paramount Network, will be added to this story as they become available Tuesday morning.
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