9:45am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: Kennedy Center Honors Lift From Last Year
CBS annual telecast of the Kennedy Center Honors went it alone on Tuesday night. The only original New Year's Eve eve telecast across the broadcast networks, the two-hour fete improved from year.
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Between 9 and 11 p.m., the Washington, D.C., event averaged a 1.2 rating with adults 18-49 and 9.2 million viewers. In the key demo, that marked a year-to-year boost of 33 percent.
This year's event honored Tom Hanks, Patricia McBride, Lily Tomlin, Al Green and Sting.