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ABC’s Malibu Country Outperformed the Sandy Benefit

ABC's Reba McEntire-produced and -headlined show about a former country star who shacks up in her double-crossing country singer husband's Los Angeles bachelor pad did quite well last night, dominating the 8:30 p.m. slot. This "comfort-food TV," as our own Matt Zoller Seitz called it, commanded a 2.2 rating, Variety reports, beating out NBC's star-studded "Coming Together" telethon to benefit the Hurricane Sandy relief effort.

Photo: Nicole Wilder/ABC