Jackson Documentary Is No Ratings Killer
Spike Lee's documentary Michael Jackson: Bad25 was no match for NFL football on Thanksgiving night. It drew just 4.2 million viewers on ABC versus 15.9 million for NBC's telecast of the New England Patriots-New York Jets game. Fox's The X Factor, delayed by an NFL overrun in much of the country, placed second for the night with an average 9.4 million viewers. CBS, the usual Thursday-night winner, fell to third place with an entire schedule of reruns that averaged 6.8 million viewers.