Maya Rudolph’s NBC variety show gets solid ratings

05.20.14 3 years ago

Maya Rudolph's NBC variety show gets solid ratings
“The Maya Rudolph Show” attracted 7.2 million viewers, winning the 10 pm hour and topping “The Bachelorette,” thanks to its “Voice” lead-in. She did, however, shed 21% of her viewers after the first half hour.

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“There was nothing spectacularly terrible about 'The Maya Rudolph Show,”” says Pilot Viruet. “Some songs went too long and some sketches fell flat, but nothing too egregious happened. As a whole, though, it was boring, full of shoddy writing, and not worth talking about the next morning. It”s hard not to compare the show to 'Saturday Night Live.' Rudolph even mentioned her seven-year tenure on that show in her first song.” PLUS: It relied more on familiar names than good writing, it was an extended “SNL” spoof of a variety show, it was dated yet joyous, watch highlights, and there”s no reason to make a variety show these days.

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