Michael Jackson’s CBS ‘Halloween’ Special A Ratings Winner

King of Pop Michael Jackson was the King of television Friday night (October 27th) as reports indicate his CBS Halloween special, ‘Michael Jackson’s Halloween,’ reigned over ratings and scored yet another win for the network in the process. 

Viewership:  5.67 million

‘Michael Jackson’s Halloween’ is an animated, reimagined take on the pop icon’s  magnum opus, ‘Thriller.’ Featuring the voices of Jim Parsons, Christine Baranski, Alan Cumming, Lucy Liu, and more, the made-for-TV flick soared onto small screens Friday night and – in the process – knocked the competition out of the park. Coming in as the #1 rated non-sports related program of the night for its time slot, the special helped lead CBS to an all around win.