You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Justin Bieber Roast Ratings: Third Most-Watched Ever for Comedy Central

Comedy Central’s roast of Justin Bieber drew strong numbers Monday, ranking as the net’s third most popular ever and standing as the night’s No. 1-rated program in key male demos.

The roast, taped March 14 and featuring Kevin Hart as roast master, averaged a 2.6 rating/9 share in adults 18-49 and 4.4 million viewers overall from 10 p.m. to midnight, according to Nielsen. The tune-in far exceeded the roasts in recent years of Donald Trump in March 2011 (3.48 million), James Franco in September 2013 (3.11 million) and Roseanne Barr in August 2012 (2.64 million).

Charlie Sheen’s roast in September 2011, which drew 6.43 million viewers, remains the most-watched of 14 roasts to date for Comedy Central. The only other one to outdraw Bieber’s on Monday was Jeff Foxworthy in 2005.

In 18-49, the Bieber roast ranked second to NBC’s “The Voice” (3.2 rating) among all primetime programs Monday. And in both men 18-49 (2.7 rating) and men 18-34 (3.6), it was No. 1. Nearly 53% of the 18-49 audience was male, according to Nielsen.

As might be expected, the “Roast of Justin Bieber” was also a big draw on social media, ranking No. 1 among all shows on television Monday with over 1.3 million mentions and more than 40 roast-related trending topics worldwide. Nearly 2 million people generated over 3 million posts, comments, likes and shares regarding the Roast of Justin Bieber, aka #BieberRoast, on Facebook.

Roast topics included Bieber’s rocky romance with Selena Gomez and his numerous run-ins with the law. Shaquille O’Neal, Martha Stewart, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg and Hannibal Buress were among those zinging the 21-year-old Bieber, the youngest person to be roasted on the network.



More TV

  • Jon Snow Arya Stark Game of

    'Game of Thrones' Final Season Vegas Odd Reveal Some Wild Theories

    With “Game of Thrones” hype at an all-time high, Las Vegas may be raking in as much money as the Iron Bank. HBO’s fantasy masterpiece has seized the gambling world’s attention nearly as much as the Super Bowl or Kentucky Derby. Fans spew countless theories on social media, such as which characters will be axed [...]

  • FX's 'Snowfall' Panel TCA Winter Press

    John Singleton Hospitalized After Suffering Stroke

    John Singleton, the two-time Oscar nominated director and writer of “Boyz N’ the Hood,” has suffered a stroke. Sources confirm to Variety that Singleton checked himself into the hospital earlier this week after experiencing pain in his leg. The stroke has been characterized by doctors as “mild.” According to TMZ, which first broke the news, [...]

  • Adam Lambert, of Queen, performs at

    Adam Lambert Back to 'Idol' to Mentor Finalists Through Queen's Catalog

    Adam Lambert famously launched his career on “American Idol” a decade ago performing a brilliant audition of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” He wrapped that amazing eighth season performing with the band on the season finale, and years later earned his current spot as the front man touring as Queen + Adam Lambert. On April 28, Lambert comes full circle as he steps [...]

  • Lily Tomlin SAG Lifetime Acheivement Award

    TV News Roundup: Netflix's 'Laugh-In' 50th Anniversary Tribute Sets Premiere Date

    In today’s TV News roundup, Netflix sets the premiere date for its 50th anniversary special of “Laugh-In.” DATES “Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate,” the 50th anniversary tribute to the original series by Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, will premiere on Netflix on May 14. The special, which was taped at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, pays [...]

  • Texas Tech's Norense Odiase (32) shoots

    Live+3 Ratings for Week of April 8: NCAA Championship Game Dunks on Competition

    The final of the 2019 NCAA basketball tournament, in which Virginia triumphed over a spirited Texas Tech team, unsurprisingly finished way out in front in the Live+3 ratings for the week of April 8. Although the sports broadcast’s scripted competition made some gains, its 5.4 ratings still more than doubled that of “Grey’s Anatomy” in [...]

  • Mueller Report Release Draws 11 Million

    Mueller Report Release Draws 11 Million Total Viewers Across TV News

    Coverage of the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report into whether President Donald Trump committed obstruction of justice unsurprisingly caused a ratings bump across TV news yesterday. In terms of overall viewership, around 11 million people tuned in to see Attorney General William Barr’s news conference regarding the report’s release, and the news coverage surrounding it. According [...]

  • Neilsons Measurment Problems TV Digital

    WarnerMedia Pulls Out of Audience-Targeting Alliance Open A.P.

    WarnerMedia is going its own way when it comes to helping advertisers find specific groups of TV-watchers. The company, a founding member of the audience-targeting media alliance known as Open A.P., said Friday it would withdraw from the group, citing its desire to pursue its own strategy under owner AT&T. AT&T purchased Time Warner in [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content