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GRAMMY VOTERS SNUB TOP POP STARS, RATINGS FALL

December 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Wednesday night’s fifth annual Grammy Nominations Concert Special on CBS again produced lackluster ratings, drawing just 5.4 million viewers, down 4 percent from 5.6 million last year. But the nominations themselves may foreshadow deeper ratings drops for the Grammy Awards telecast itself on Feb. 10. Completely ignored were some of the year’s biggest recording sensations, […]

OPRAH’S OWN NETWORK SETS RATINGS RECORD

March 13, 2012 by · 3 Comments 

Oprah Winfrey’s struggling OWN cable network got a huge boost Sunday from Winfrey herself when her recently launch Oprah’s Next Chapter attracted 3.5 million viewers, a record for the channel. The program featured an interview with Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina and her family, brother Gary Houston and her sister-in-law Patricia Houston. . That audience […]

HUGE RATINGS FOR ABC’S NEW YEAR’S EVE SHOWS

January 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

You’d have to go back to December 31, 1999, the eve of the millennium, to find a New Year’s Rockin’ Eve show that attracted more viewers than Saturday’s on ABC. The 11:35-12:32 segment of the nearly night-long telecast attracted 22.6 million viewers. Numbers were boosted by the appearance of Lady Gaga, delivering a greatest-hits medley, […]

NO SURPRISES AT MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS

August 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The MTV Video Music Awards show was staged without controversy or surprise Sunday night (no interruptions by the likes of Kanye West, no meat dresses worn by the likes of Lady Gaga), with top awards going to Katy Perry for Video of the Year (“Firework”); Justin Bieber for Best Male Video (“U Smile”); Lady Gaga […]

MCCREERY WINS BIG; SO DOES AMERICAN IDOL

May 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox’s season finale of American Idol Wednesday night averaged 28.16 million viewers. Here’s a run-down by half-hours: 8:00 p.m.: 22.95 million: 8:30 p.m.: 27.78 million; 9:00 p.m.: 30.63 million; 9:30 p.m. (in which the winner, 17-year-old Scotty McCreery, was crowned): 31.27 million. In addition, Fox announced earlier in the day that 122.4 million votes were […]

MTV VIDEO AWARDS GO GAGA OVER GAGA

September 13, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Bearing out the fact that pop music is no longer just about the sound, Lady Gaga, dressed in an outfit that looked as if it were made from slabs of raw meat, accepted a record-tying eight awards at Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards, seven of them, including video of the year, for her “Bad […]