The official YouTube channel of The Ed Sullivan Show has crossed more than 250 million views. The long-running variety show expanded its reach exponentially via a global digital rights agreement between UMe and SOFA Entertainment Inc. with more than 200 million views since June 2020. The library encompasses the show’s historic 23-year primetime run on CBS. Scores of rarities were made available digitally for the first-time including iconic entertainers and influential figures from just about every category of cultural relevance, including music, comedy, sports, film, dance and opera.
Among the most-viewed clips 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,” Elvis Presley’s “Hound Dog,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” and “Love Me Tender”; Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline;” Tom Jones’ “Delilah,” Lesley Gore’s “It’s My Party & She’s A Fool,” and The Mamas & the Papas’ “Monday, Monday;” “California Dreamin’,” and “Creeque Alley.”
About The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show is the most popular primetime variety show in American history. For nearly a quarter century, Ed Sullivan hosted the greatest array of talent on television, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley and Motown artists such as The Supremes, The Temptations and The Jackson 5. Every Sunday night at 8pm on CBS from 1948-1971, The Ed Sullivan Showshowcased a wide variety of pop culture from the worlds of music, comedy, novelty and much more. The library of 1,000 hours includes over 10,000 performances.
About SOFA Entertainment
In 1990, Andrew Solt founded SOFA Entertainment Inc. and acquired The Ed Sullivan Show from the Sullivan family. In 2020 Josh Solt left Google to lead SOFA as CEO of the company. The Ed Sullivan Show is the most revered variety show in American television history. SOFA Entertainment is the copyright holder of the original Ed Sullivan programs and over 150 hours of newly created programming.