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'Rosie Live' a ratings turkey: Variety show special bows to weak numbers
Variety ^ | November 30, 2008 | RICK KISSELL

Posted on 11/30/2008 7:42:48 PM PST by EdnaMode

NBC’s attempt to revive the variety show genre hit a serious snag last week as “Rosie Live” drew a small audience on Thanksgiving Eve.

Preliminary Nielsen estimates show that the Rosie O’Donnell-hosted spec, featuring celebrity guests, musical acts and comedy skits involving the likes of Alec Baldwin, Harry Connick Jr. and Liza Minnelli, settled for about 5 million viewers. In the 18-49 demo, it matched ABC’s “Pushing Daisies” as the night’s lowest-rated program on the major nets (1.2 rating/4 share), coming in below what the struggling “Knight Rider” has been averaging in recent weeks.

NBC can’t be pleased with the performance even on the night before Thanksgiving, when many auds are distracted and viewing levels are lower than usual. The net was going to gauge viewer interest before ordering more segs.

For her part, O’Donnell seems resigned to the fact that the experiment ended last week. “There will be no more,” she wrote on her blog. “No ratings. Bad reviews.”

(Excerpt) Read more at variety.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: rosie; rosieodonnell
One and done!
1 posted on 11/30/2008 7:42:49 PM PST by EdnaMode
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To: EdnaMode

Fatso’s allure is a gone! Maybe she’ll disappear off the radar like that fat anti-Semite Rosanne Barr! What joy!


2 posted on 11/30/2008 7:45:42 PM PST by Nonstatist
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To: EdnaMode

Who was the queer exec who actually green lighted this thing in the first place? Have they been fired?


3 posted on 11/30/2008 7:46:26 PM PST by OCC
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To: OCC

Seriously. I saw the ads for this during “The Office” and “30 Rock” last week and it was very clearly going to be one of the worst things every broadcast for public consumption. My first initial reaction was, “Who is the genius who gave the OK to put this nonsense on?”


4 posted on 11/30/2008 7:48:52 PM PST by ravensandricks (Jesus rides beside me. He never buys any smokes.)
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To: EdnaMode
'Rosie Live' a ratings turkey

Cow gives birth to turkey. News at 11.

5 posted on 11/30/2008 7:53:10 PM PST by TheWasteLand
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To: EdnaMode

Wow, the comments after the article are pretty harsh, but dead-on...


6 posted on 11/30/2008 7:53:17 PM PST by Hegemony Cricket (The emporer has no pedigree.)
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To: EdnaMode

7 posted on 11/30/2008 7:58:58 PM PST by smokingfrog (If it's to be a bloodbath, let it be now. Appeasement is not the answer. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: EdnaMode

“There will be no more,” she wrote on her blog

And for that, we can all be thankful

8 posted on 11/30/2008 8:02:54 PM PST by TheCipher
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To: smokingfrog

The Fat Lady has sung.


9 posted on 11/30/2008 8:03:03 PM PST by VA_Gentleman ("There are sheep, and there are wolves. In the end, the wolves always win." - Col. Ripley, RIP)
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To: smokingfrog

If I was better with Photoshop, I’d put a popup timer on the rump of an ass...


10 posted on 11/30/2008 8:05:43 PM PST by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: EdnaMode
Oh Woe is me... Whys everybody pickin on me???

11 posted on 11/30/2008 8:06:35 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist -)
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To: EdnaMode

Glad to hear. I hope that mean spirited charlie weis in drag never gets another gig again.


12 posted on 11/30/2008 8:08:27 PM PST by MAD-AS-HELL (How does one win over terrorists? KILL them with UNKINDNESS)
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To: EdnaMode

Sounds like a total yawn fest.


13 posted on 11/30/2008 8:09:32 PM PST by Tempest (Obama is not my president.)
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To: EdnaMode

And Rosie gets more coverage than Obama not proving he is eligible to be our president..... Amazing.


14 posted on 11/30/2008 8:10:27 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Join the Constitution Party)
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To: EdnaMode

I can not believe they gave this hateful, mean dried up old husk a show. She is so bloody disgusting.


15 posted on 11/30/2008 8:16:37 PM PST by constitutiongirl (We will not go quietly into the night...we will fight to save our Republic.)
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To: EdnaMode

Maybe nobody wanted to watch a fat lesbian trying to funny....especially on Thanksgiving.


16 posted on 11/30/2008 8:59:27 PM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: EdnaMode

She’ll be pissed at those who didn’t watch. She gave me the evil eye on the way to her limo because she heard me criticize her performance at a fundraraiser while I was outside having a smoke.


17 posted on 11/30/2008 9:01:58 PM PST by CaptRon (Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: EdnaMode

It’s not over yet. We all know she’s too big to fail.


18 posted on 11/30/2008 9:08:39 PM PST by Birch Barlow (Hollywood Left: The John Wilkes Booth wing of the Democrat Party)
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To: EdnaMode
Photobucket
19 posted on 11/30/2008 9:09:02 PM PST by skimask (Never argue with an idiot, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience)
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To: EdnaMode

Go figure that a leftist, bitter, angry, fat, lesbian just didn’t cut the mustard for the American public. Color me surprised.


20 posted on 11/30/2008 9:09:13 PM PST by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: EdnaMode

She’s no Carol Burnett.


21 posted on 11/30/2008 9:14:58 PM PST by poindexter
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To: poindexter

>>She’s no Carol Burnett.

That’s exactly what I thought. Carol Burnett was a very good variety show. There were so many of them in the 60’s and 70’s, but Hollyweird has dried up. Commies, fags and Bush haters are the show du jour.


22 posted on 11/30/2008 9:53:22 PM PST by MarineBrat (You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.)
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To: EdnaMode; All

The networks just jumped the Whale-Shark.

tehDeetz


23 posted on 12/01/2008 1:55:00 AM PST by ebiskit (South Park Republican ( I see Red People ))
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To: EdnaMode

Even women are giving up on that pig. She can’t get fat enough to bring them back.


24 posted on 12/01/2008 2:00:43 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: EdnaMode
As a GE stockholder, I think it way past time for Mr. Immelt to shake the place to its foundations.

They are selling off profitable businesses whose returns to capital are much better than NBC.

25 posted on 12/01/2008 3:46:41 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: EdnaMode

I believe NBC knew this show was going to bomb. They ran a lot of commercials trying to get people to watch that Miss Piggy.


26 posted on 12/01/2008 4:04:22 AM PST by seemoAR
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To: OCC

The one with the most fudge on his face


27 posted on 12/01/2008 4:35:28 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: EdnaMode

Look TV is insane. You can’t turn on the tube without seeing an autopsy table, an episode of Charmed (24/7) (hey I know they have tits, but cone-on!) or an NCIS/Law and Order/Missing/or something about some wacko who see dead people. Lots of dead people, lots of autopsies. What a bunch of crap!


28 posted on 12/01/2008 4:47:14 AM PST by Doc Savage ("Are you saying Jesus can't hit a curve ball? - Harris to Cerrano - Major League)
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To: EdnaMode

I could have told them nobody would want to tune in to see that nasty witch. Maybe I should be a highly paid television executive.


29 posted on 12/01/2008 10:10:27 AM PST by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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