ABC's live staging of cult episodes of All in the Family and The Jeffersons was a success for the network.
The television event with stars, moderated by Norman Lear and Jimmy Kimmel dominated the ratings on Wednesday night with an average demo rating of 1.8 and 10.4 million viewers.
Live in front of a studio audience: Norman Lear's All in the Family and The Jeffersons marked ABC's third-highest comedy show of the season, after only the first two episodes of Roseanne spin-off Series, The Conners TVLine first reported.
The strong entry from the live event, and a Norman Lear-centered edition of Nightline ̵
Harrelson and Foxx were reportedly the first actors to be invited to attend The special event also included a startling Jefferson original actress Marla Gibbs, who repeated her beloved role as Florence Johnston.
Foxx made headlines during the broadcast after forgetting one of his lines and completely breaking the character during Part's All in the Family special.
"It's live," Foxx said, "Anyone sitting at home just thinks his TV is messed up." Then he turned back, stifling another laugh, ending the joke, and accepting the praise of the cheering one Audience.
The moment led Harrelson to play Archie Bunker as we were Another highlight of the episode was when Oscar and Grammy nominated singer Jennifer Hudson performed before the Jeffersons episode to sing a breathtaking interpretation of the The song's title song The performance was endlessly praised in social media.
Live in front of a studio audience can be streamed on Hulu.The 90-minute special and the special Nightline of the legendary Television producers will re-air on Saturday, May 25, at 8:00 pm ET on ABC.