Garth Brooks still has lots of friends in low places — and elsewhere. That’s judging by the viewership for Part 1 of his Biography episode Monday. A&E said Biography – Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On drew 1.2 million total viewers, which the network notes is the biggest audience for the veteran series in 15 years.
That boast, while impressive, comes with an asterisk. After running on A&E from 1987-2006, Biography moved to the lower-rated Biography Channel — later known as Bio and now FYI — from 2006-12. It then had a five-year hiatus before returning to A&E in 2017.