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AT 90, BETTY WHITE TRIUMPHS IN NBC SPECIAL

January 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A two-hour NBC special celebrating Betty White’s 90th birthday managed to beat everything else on television Monday night, including a highly touted episode of Two and a Half Men in which star Ashton Kutcher shaved his beard and trimmed his hair. Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America’s Golden Girl averaged 13.6 million viewers in the 8:00 p.m. hour and 14.4 million in the 9:00 p.m. hour, which included the second Betty White’s Off Their Rockers special in the second half-hour. The special faced formidable competition. CBS’s comedy lineup in the two hours averaged 11.4 million viewers. The series debut of Fox’s Alcatraz averaged 10 million viewers. And ABC’s two-hour The Bachelor ended up with 7.4 million viewers.