It seems like an interesting premise. Take iconic figures like William Shatner, Henry Winkler, George Forman and Terry Bradshaw and send them on a trip together to Asia… film it and show it on NBC at 10 PM on Tuesday nights. Turns out, people will tune in. 1.6 million for the initial airing and there's still the DVR folks to count later.
The show is based on a South Korean series and features the former Star Trek and T.J. Hooker star, a man best known for being the Fonz and jumping a shark, a former boxer turned pitchman and a Superbowl winning quarterback who now gets paid to talk about the game.
BLTN did so well, it's the top non-game show debut of the summer. Looks like the Four Horsemen of AARP still have what it takes to draw an audience.