Dust Bowl from Ken Burns scores well for PBS ratings

By Dru Sefton

Filmmaker Ken Burns’ latest documentary, The Dust Bowl, more than doubled PBS’s average primetime rating during its premiere last week, according to PBS and Nielsen. For Nov. 19, the program’s household average rating was 4.3, with some 6.6 million viewers. Its conclusion the next night scored a 3.5, with around 5.2 million people watching. PBS’s nightly primetime average is around 2.1 million viewers.

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