Star-Studded Fox’s ‘iHeart Living Room Concert for America’ Wins Big In The Ratings

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Fox’s “iHeart Living Room Concert For America,” lead by a celebrity filled line-up, topped the Sunday night ratings and brought in millions of viewers.

The evenings concert, which consisted of performers from all over the world participating via video from their phones and other equipment due to the coronavirus, scored a 1.3 rating among adults ages 18-49 and 4.6 million total viewers, according to Variety in a piece published Monday. (RELATED: REPORT: Coachella Potentially Rescheduled To October Due To Coronavirus Fears)

The concert, filled with performers like Tim McGraw who sang from the diving board of his backyard pool and Demi Lovato putting on a show from her New York City home, scored the network a higher Sunday night rating that what it usually gets in the 9 p.m. slot. (RELATED: Here Are The Members Of Congress Self-Quarantining After Meeting Person With Coronavirus At CPAC)

During the concert, entertainers encouraged viewers to support two organizations that have been helping during the pandemic, Feeding America and First Responders Children’s Foundation, per USA Today.

“Everyone out there fighting to keep us safe is such an inspiration,” John shared. (RELATED: Pearl Jam Postpones North American Tour Over Growing Coronavirus Concerns)

The iHeart Radio concert didn’t end up alone winning the night, but tied with “American Idol” for the top spot. Over on ABC, the reality singing competition scored a 1.3 rating, with 7.3 million tuned in to watch the show.

CBS’s “60 Minutes” ended up with a 1.0 rating for the night, but a massive audience of 10.2 million viewers.