ABC's live lineup of iconic episodes of Everyone in the family and The Jefferson's was a rating team for the network.
The star-protected television event hosted by Norman Lear and Jimmy Kimmel dominated the ratings on Wednesday night with an average 1.8 demo rating and 10.4 million total viewers.
Live in front of a study audience: Norman Lears All in the Family and Jefferson's marked ABCs Roseanne spinoff series The Conners TVLine first reported.
The strongest comedy broadcast of the season, behind only the first two episodes of Roseanne Introduction from the live event and a Norman Lear-centered version of Nightline ̵
The living sitcoms star many Hollywood stars in decaying Marissa Tomei, Woody Harrelson. Jamie Foxx, Wanda Sykes, Ellie Kemper, Kerry Washington, Will Ferrell, Ike Barinholtz, Sean Hayes, Jovan Adepo, Anthony Anderson, Stephen Tobolowsky and Jackée Harry.
Harrelson and Foxx were allegedly the first actors to participate in the live event, and they immediately agreed the opportunity to honor Lear's work on live TV.
The special event also included a surprising look Jefferson's original cast member Marla Gibbs, reprising her beloved role Florence Johnston
Foxx made headlines during the broadcast after he had forgotten one of his lines and completely broke character in Everything in the family of the thesis. "
" "It's alive," Foxx said. "Anyone sitting at home just thinks their television is shaken." He turned around, fought for another laugh, ended the joke, and accepted praise from the happy audience.
Currently, Harrelson, who played Archie Bunker, as we other members of the cast, was laughing at the moment before coming back to the scene.
Another highlight of the episode came when Oscar and Grammy nominated songs Jennifer Hudson performed in front of Jefferson's episode to sing a fantastic rendition of the Comedy theme song, which received endless praise on social media.
Live in front of a study audience is available to stream at Hulu. special, and the Nightline special on the legendary television producer flies again Saturday, May 25 at 8 ET on ABC.