Tonight, ABC is running the National Spelling Bee finals – live. Ponder that for a second.
There’s no way I would have ever expected to see it on prime time TV. I’m saying that even after having seen ESPN’s success over the last few years!
Hit or miss? what do you think? I asked one of my co-workers.
“Big,” he said.
He’s right. This has got everything… beside beauty. The Spelling Bee will get big ratings.
I’ll let you know tomorrow.
2 thoughts on “Spell-bound”
ABC averaged an 8 rating in Nashville; enough to handily beat NBC’s Office re-runs but we were beat by CSI in the spelling bee’s second half hour. I was impressed by the numbers it pulled.
Similar story here in Connecticut where it was second in its time period. I was surprised that the highest ratings were prior to the conclusion.
You can expect to see this on network TV again.