A decade after Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga‘s first shared a microphone aboard his 2011 ‘Duets II’ album, the duo gave their last showing via the CBS concert special, ‘One Last Time.’
Aired on CBS on November 28, the live extravaganza – filmed in August across two sold-out shows at New York’s historic Radio City Music Hall – marked the 95-year-old Bennett’s farewell to performing amid a highly publicized battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
And if the ratings are anything to judge by, legions of both performers’ fans couldn’t wait to give the legendary act a proper send-off.
Viewership: 6.4 Million
Approximately 6.38 million viewers tuned in to CBS and Paramount+ to catch the jazzy twosome’s ‘One Last Time,’ directed by the three-time Emmy-nominated Alex Coletti.
The most-viewed unscripted, non-sports & news program of the day, the TV special is one of three the ‘Cheek to Cheek’ duo signed on for Bennett to bid adieu to his 7-decade career.
Next up is “MTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga,” pegged for December 16 (as we reported here), followed by the Paramount+ exclusive documentary, “The Lady and the Legend” (due in 2022). The latter is described as providing “an intimate look into a beautiful friendship and musical partnership that transcends generations.”
The ratings win came the same weekend Gaga dominated movie box offices with her latest film, “House of Gucci.” Click here to read more.