Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, alleged "Sexiest Man Alive" and the undisputed champ of 2016, is heading into a new year with yet another brag in the bag. The ratings for his Rock the Troops variety special on Spike TV were strong enough to smash a four-year record for the network, Variety reported Friday.
Rock the Troops brought in 2.2 million viewers, giving Spike their best numbers for a "tentpole event" in four years. The holiday variety special, produced by Johnson and Dany Garcia's Seven Bucks, included an impressive roster of top-shelf guests. Nick Jonas, George Clooney, Matthew "Please Make True Detective 3" McConaughey, and Kevin Hart all popped in for the military-honoring festivities.
In a statement announcing the special back in October, Johnson explained that Rock the Troops was born out of his "boundless" respect for the armed forces. "This December we will honor the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor and given that I have military in my family, vets and Navy SEALs, the goal was to create an event that honors our troops and their families in epic fashion," Johnson said. "Seven Bucks Productions and I are privileged to have this opportunity to salute America's finest and thank them from the bottom of our hearts for all their dedication, bravery, sacrifice and loyalty to our country."
Johnson will next be seen in what is arguably the only major motion picture to have ever been preceded by an extended "candy ass" scandal, The Fate of the Furious. Until then, just peep this compelling video of The Rock enjoying a quality hang with an awesome dog: