Garth Brooks, gives CBS a Thanksgiving weekend winner
"Garth Brooks, Live From Las Vegas" gave CBS a Thanksgiving weekend winner, drawing 9.33 million viewers during its second hour, as the network cruised to No. 1 in the ratings during both hours the special.
Used by Brooks to promote his multi-disc CD/DVD box set, "Blame It All On My Roots," the special also served as the closing concert in his residency at the Wynn Las Vegas.
Pacing the stage through much of the show, Brooks incorporated plenty of storytelling and comedic bits as he showed how his family's musical tastes in the 1960s and '70s helped shape the music that he introduced, beginning in 1989.