The official YouTube channel of The Ed Sullivan Show has reached a new milestone, today crossing the threshold of 250 million views of its peerless archive.
The June 2020 digital rights agreement between UMe and SOFA Entertainment Inc. made countless rare performances available to view for free from the beloved show’s 23-year history in primetime on CBS. The deal has not only brought these stunning clips to a new worldwide audience, as well as those who saw them on their initial broadcast, but won praise for its contribution in illustrating the history of popular culture across every imaginable genre. The full library contains 1,000 hours of footage and over 10,000 performances.
The most-viewed clips in the archive include the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back,” “ABC,” ‘Who’s Loving You,” and “Medley: Stand!, Who’s Loving You, I Want You Back,” as well as Elvis Presley’s “Hound Dog,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” and “Love Me Tender.” Other popular performances have included Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline,” Tom Jones’ “Delilah,” Lesley Gore’s “It’s My Party & She’s A Fool,” and the Mamas and the Papas’ “Monday, Monday;” “California Dreamin’,” and “Creeque Alley.”
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