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28 May 2013 5:27 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Behind the Candelabra HBO Hit: Liberace movie starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon nearly breaks record Behind the Candelabra, the Steven Soderbergh-directed Liberace biopic starring Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as his lover-chauffeur Scott Thorson, was first aired Sunday evening on HBO. The result: 2.4 million television viewers, the largest audience for an HBO original film in nearly a decade. Another 1.1 million viewers watched a repeat broadcast later in the evening. (Photo: Michael Douglas as Liberace, Matt Damon as Scott Thorson in Behind the Candelabra.) Curiously, the flamboyantly gay Behind the Candelabra trailed only another (much more sedate) HBO biopic about the relationship between two disparate men: Joseph Sargent’s Something the Lord Made, about heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock (Alan Rickman) and Vivien Thomas (Mos Def). According to Nielsen, Something the Lord Made was watched by 2.6 million people in late May 2004. Behind the Candelabra: HBO hit »

- Andre Soares

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Steven Soderbergh's 'Behind the Candelabra' Is the Highest Rated HBO Movie Since 2004

28 May 2013 11:16 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The premiere of Steven Soderbergh's highly anticipated Liberace biopic "Behind The Candelabra" was a huge ratings success for HBO, giving the network its best ratings for a TV movie since 2004. Read More: Que(e)ries: It Was an Impressively Gay Cannes, But 'Behind The Candelabra' Ended Up Having Little To Do With That "Candelabra" -- which stars Michael Douglas and Matt Damon and screened in competition at the Cannes Film Festival -- was watched by 2.4 million viewers Sunday night at 9pm. The last time an HBO movie managed that feat was Alan Rickman-Mos Def starrer "Something The Lord Made," about the black cardiac pioneer Vivien Thomas and his partnership with white surgeon Alfred Blalock, a pioneer of modern heart surgery. "Lord" found 2.6 million viewers at the time. Read More: Cannes Review: 'Behind the Candelabra' is Steven Soderbergh's Glamorous, Garish and Great Goodbye (For Now) Comparably, »

- Peter Knegt

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Steven Soderbergh's 'Behind the Candelabra' Is the Highest Rated HBO Movie Since 2004

28 May 2013 11:16 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The premiere of Steven Soderbergh's highly anticipated Liberace biopic "Behind The Candelabra" was a huge ratings success for HBO, giving the network its best ratings for a TV movie since 2004. Read More: Que(e)ries: It Was an Impressively Gay Cannes, But 'Behind The Candelabra' Ended Up Having Little To Do With That "Candelabra" -- which stars Michael Douglas and Matt Damon and screened in competition at the Cannes Film Festival -- was watched by 2.4 million viewers Sunday night at 9pm. The last time an HBO movie managed that feat was Alan Rickman-Mos Def starrer "Something The Lord Made," about the black cardiac pioneer Vivien Thomas and his partnership with white surgeon Alfred Blalock, a pioneer of modern heart surgery. "Lord" found 2.6 million viewers at the time. Read More: Cannes Review: 'Behind the Candelabra' is Steven Soderbergh's Glamorous, Garish and Great Goodbye (For Now) Comparably, »

- Peter Knegt

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‘Behind the Candelabra’ Becomes HBO’s Biggest Original Film Since ’04

28 May 2013 11:11 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Liberace biopic “Behind the Candelabra” drew 2.4 million viewers with its premiere telecast Sunday night, becoming the most-watched HBO Film original in nine years.

The pic, helmed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, also drew 1.1 million for its repeat later Sunday for a total of 3.5 million, according to Nielsen.

No HBO Film original has drawn a larger audience since “Something the Lord Made” in 2004.

Last year’s HBO Film originals included “Game Change,” which drew 2.12 million in its premiere, and “The Girl” (722,000). »

- Rick Kissell

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HBO’s ‘Behind The Candelabra’ Hits Near-Decade Viewership Record

28 May 2013 10:43 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Steven Soderbergh’s look at the tempestuous secret love affair between Liberace and his onstage driver hit some high notes for HBO on Sunday. Helmed by the Oscar-winning director, Behind The Candelabra was watched by 2.4 million viewers on Sunday at 9 Pm. That’s the most viewers an HBO original movie premiere has garnered since 2.6 million watched Something The Lord Made on May 30, 2004. Candelabra also did considerably better than HBO’s last biopic, on record producer Phil Spector. Starring Al Pacino and Helen Mirren, the film about Spector’s first trial for the 2003 death of actress Lana Clarkson pulled in 754,000 viewers in its 9 Pm airing on March 24. Overall, Phil Spector had 1.039 million viewers over two plays on March 24. Across two plays Sunday, Candelabra had a total of 3.5 million viewers watching the 9 Pm and 11 Pm broadcasts. Related: Fleming Q&A With Soderbergh: Retirement, Liberace, Legacy Based on Scott Thorson’s 1988 memoir, the »

- DOMINIC PATTEN

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'Behind the Candelabra' ratings dazzle

28 May 2013 10:41 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

HBO’s Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra lit up the network’s ratings Sunday night.

The Steven Soderbergh film delivered 2.4 million viewers in its first airing, making it the most-watched HBO Film title in almost a decade (since 2004′s Something the Lord Made). Across two Sunday plays, Candelabra totaled 3.5 million viewers. The performance is especially impressive coming on Memorial Day weekend, when TV viewing levels typically decline several percent. Compare Candelabra’s performance to HBO’s previous recent record-settter Game Change, which had 2.1 million viewers for its Saturday night debut last year.

Candelabra stars Michael Douglas as the Vegas legend »

- James Hibberd

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TV Ratings: HBO's 'Behind the Candelabra' Premieres to Strong 2.4 Million Viewers

28 May 2013 10:29 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A whopping 2.4 million viewers went Behind the Candelabra on HBO. The cable network's Sunday premiere of the Liberace biopic brought in its best numbers for an original film since Something the Lord Made opened to 2.6 million viewers in 2004.

Starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, the two-hour film pulled an additional 1.1 million viewers for a nightly total of 3.5 million. The film saw its official premiere in Cannes, where it received positive reviews. Behind the Candelabra tops last summer's HBO

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- Michael O'Connell

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Ratings: Bachelorette Opener Drops Vs. 2012, HBO's Liberace Hits High Notes, Longmire Strong

28 May 2013 9:03 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The season premiere of The Bachelorette: Desiree Edition drew 5.9 million total viewers and a 1.9 rating on Monday night, down 27 percent from the dating show’s year-ago opener — which aired during sweeps and followed a DWTS final dance-off — to hit an all-time low.

A special 20/20: Royal Babies Are Royally Magical* led out of that with a 1.3.

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Over on NBC, The Voice‘s Top 8 sing-off did a 3.1, slipping 11 percent week-to-week. Revolution‘s penultimate freshman hour capped NBC’s night with a 1.9, unchanged from its previous outing. Coil guns! »

- Matt Webb Mitovich

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5 Greatest Singers Turned Actors

30 January 2013 4:12 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

The sight of Gwyneth Paltrow teetering in six-inch heels on the edge of Cee Lo’s piano, warbling out a shaky rendition of “Forget You” was enough to make me swear off the Grammy’s for years to come. This wasn’t an isolated incident, either. I could name a dozen actors and actresses who, when famous enough, decided to declare their musical talents to the world and drop albums, collaborations, and musical cameos on their unsuspecting fans.

Frankly, I just don’t understand. Aren’t you famous enough, adored enough, and paid enough to be satisfied with acting? Maybe we’re just watching another side effect of the cult of celebrity; the glitterati are so famous, so adored, so well paid that they feel free to indulge their every whim, trusting their brilliance will cushion them.

Actors/actresses aren’t alone in this either. For every Minnie Driver (yes, »

- Angel Woods

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R.I.P. Robert F. Chew

18 January 2013 4:43 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Actor Robert F. Chew, best known for the character Proposition Joe he played on HBO’s The Wire, has died. Chew died Thursday at his home in Baltimore of apparent heart failure during his sleep. He was 52. Chew broke into TV with a role in Homicide: Life On The Street and appeared in the miniseries The Corner and the TV movie Something The Lord Made. He also taught and mentored young actors at Baltimore’s Arena Players, and he maintained his relationship with the troupe after his career took off with David Simon’s HBO series. He introduced new talent from the group to casting directors and coached young actors who played students in the Baltimore City School system in Season 4 of The Wire. Chew continued to teach in the Arena Players Youth Theatre after The Wire ended production in 2007. ”Robert was not only an exceptional actor, he was an »

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