ABC’s ‘Good Times’ and ‘All in the Family’ Special Is Ratings Loser

Good Times Remake (Credit: ABC)

ABC’s Live in Front of a Studio Audience failed to strike ratings gold.

Wednesday night’s special hosted by Norman Lear and Jimmy Kimmel only got a percentage of the ratings compared to the May installment of the network’s live event.

The latest edition, which included re-creations of 1970s sitcoms Good Times and All in the Family, garnered a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49 and 5.8 million total viewers, according to Variety.

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In comparison, the May 22 installment of Live in Front of a Studio Audience featuring episodes of All in  the Family and The Jeffersons scored a 1.7 rating and 10.4 million viewers in its initial airing.

Wednesday night’s broadcast was hurt by news coverage of the House vote to impeach President Donald Trump.

Millions of people watched coverage on cable news as the Democratic-controlled House impeached Trump. Kimmel even mentioned the impeachment battle and warned viewers that the special could potentially be interrupted by breaking news.

On the broadcast networks, Fox was No. 1 for the night thanks to The Masked Singer season 2 finale, which scored a 2.2 rating and 8.3 million total viewers

CBS came in second place, led by the conclusion of Survivor season 39, with a 1.2 rating and 6.4 million total viewers.

NBC aired replays of Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways.