Yes, Tony Bennett's Christmas Special will draw a big audience. I believe that a longing for simpler times will drive record numbers to the television special this year. In addition to his older, loyal, big band followers, he will attract younger viewers who are fans of Lady Gaga, a pop star with whom he has recently performed several duets.
Tony Bennett himself can draw a large crowd. After all, he has been around for decades. On top of that, he has multiple famous people joining him, which will help boost his audience. I don't think there is going to be any issue at all getting people to watch his show.
Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come” — We’re all invited to a fabulous birthday bash in honor of the beloved crooner. This two-hour special, recorded earlier at Radio City Music Hall, features tributes from a long line of prominent artists, including Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Lady Gaga, Billy Joel, Elton John, Diana Krall, k.d. lang, Leslie Odom Jr., Rufus Wainwright and Stevie Wonder. Of course, Bennett will perform as well. With all these celebrities, of course it will .
Of course, I can be proved wrong. I think there are folks who still like Tony Bennett. I dont' think he can really sing anymore, but he's got enough A-list friends set to appear with him, including Lady Gaga, Elton John, kd lang, Alec Baldwin and Homer Simpson, so they've managed to assemble some multi-generational appeal.