The stars came out on CBS Tuesday night, as “Star Wars” creator George Lucas was just one of the luminaries honored at “The 38th Annual Kennedy Central Honors.”
The broadcast of the star-studded gala helped give CBS an easy ratings win for the night, as the other broadcast nets settled for all-repeat lineups.
Also honored during the ceremony, which was held Dec. 6 in Washington, were Carole King, Rita Moreno, Seiji Ozawa and Cicely Tyson.
Based on Nielsen overnights, the ceremony delivered a 0.9 rating in adults 18-49, along with 7.49 million total viewers, topping everything on the other broadcast nets. But it wasn’t the top show of the night — that honor went to CBS’s own “NCIS” repeat, which came through with a 1.2 average in 18-49 and 10.39 million total viewers.
For prime time overall, CBS led the way in adults 18-49 with a 1.0 average rating, ahead of NBC (0.8 average), ABC (0.6), Fox (0.5) and the CW (0.3). CBS trounced the competition in total viewers with 8.46 million for the night, followed by NBC (4.15 million), ABC (2.47 million), Fox (1.72 million) and CW (1.07 million).