You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Maher rises with helmers

Movie-themed episodes helps 'Incorrect' imrpove ratings

Last week Spike Lee, John Waters and Jerry Bruckheimer helped “Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher” deliver its largest audience and its strongest 18-49 demos since the second week of May.

A series of movie-themed episodes — focusing on recent theatrical releases such as Waters’ “Cecil B. Demented,” Bruckheimer’s “Coyote Ugly” and Lee’s “Kings of Comedy” — helped ABC’s latenight show deliver an average audience of 2.84 million viewers for the week ended Aug. 11, according to Nielsen numbers.

Compared to the previous week, “Politically Incorrect” was up 13% in total viewers (2.84 million vs. 2.51 million), 32% among adults 18-49 (1.57 million vs. 1.18 million) and 33% among adults 12-54 (1.57 million vs. 1.18 million).

More TV

  • Jane The Virgin -- "Chapter Eighty-One"

    'Jane the Virgin' Boss on Season 4 Finale: 'I Knew It Would Be the Ultimate Surprise'

    Last week Spike Lee, John Waters and Jerry Bruckheimer helped “Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher” deliver its largest audience and its strongest 18-49 demos since the second week of May. A series of movie-themed episodes — focusing on recent theatrical releases such as Waters’ “Cecil B. Demented,” Bruckheimer’s “Coyote Ugly” and Lee’s “Kings of Comedy” […]

  • SCANDAL - "Over A Cliff" -

    Joshua Malina on 'Scandal' Series Finale: ‘I Like That Shonda Didn’t Wrap Everything Up So Neatly’

    Last week Spike Lee, John Waters and Jerry Bruckheimer helped “Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher” deliver its largest audience and its strongest 18-49 demos since the second week of May. A series of movie-themed episodes — focusing on recent theatrical releases such as Waters’ “Cecil B. Demented,” Bruckheimer’s “Coyote Ugly” and Lee’s “Kings of Comedy” […]

  • WGA Writers Contract Talks

    Writers Guild Seeks to Reshape Talent Agency Business in Proposed Deal

    Last week Spike Lee, John Waters and Jerry Bruckheimer helped “Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher” deliver its largest audience and its strongest 18-49 demos since the second week of May. A series of movie-themed episodes — focusing on recent theatrical releases such as Waters’ “Cecil B. Demented,” Bruckheimer’s “Coyote Ugly” and Lee’s “Kings of Comedy” […]

  • charlie corwin imgine entertainment

    Charlie Corwin Exits Imagine CEO Post

    Last week Spike Lee, John Waters and Jerry Bruckheimer helped “Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher” deliver its largest audience and its strongest 18-49 demos since the second week of May. A series of movie-themed episodes — focusing on recent theatrical releases such as Waters’ “Cecil B. Demented,” Bruckheimer’s “Coyote Ugly” and Lee’s “Kings of Comedy” […]

  • Obit Obituary Placeholder

    TV and Film Producer Susan Reiner Dies at 69

    Last week Spike Lee, John Waters and Jerry Bruckheimer helped “Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher” deliver its largest audience and its strongest 18-49 demos since the second week of May. A series of movie-themed episodes — focusing on recent theatrical releases such as Waters’ “Cecil B. Demented,” Bruckheimer’s “Coyote Ugly” and Lee’s “Kings of Comedy” […]

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    10 Works That Influenced 'Westworld'

    Last week Spike Lee, John Waters and Jerry Bruckheimer helped “Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher” deliver its largest audience and its strongest 18-49 demos since the second week of May. A series of movie-themed episodes — focusing on recent theatrical releases such as Waters’ “Cecil B. Demented,” Bruckheimer’s “Coyote Ugly” and Lee’s “Kings of Comedy” […]

  • Idina MenzelLA Premiere of "Coco", Los

    'American Idol': Idina Menzel to Mentor Disney-Themed Night (EXCLUSIVE)

    Last week Spike Lee, John Waters and Jerry Bruckheimer helped “Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher” deliver its largest audience and its strongest 18-49 demos since the second week of May. A series of movie-themed episodes — focusing on recent theatrical releases such as Waters’ “Cecil B. Demented,” Bruckheimer’s “Coyote Ugly” and Lee’s “Kings of Comedy” […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content