Skip to comments.'Rosie Live' a ratings turkey: Variety show special bows to weak numbers
Posted on 11/30/2008 7:42:48 PM PST by EdnaMode
NBCs 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 ODonnell-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 ABCs Pushing Daisies as the nights 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 cant 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, ODonnell 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.
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Fatso’s allure is a gone! Maybe she’ll disappear off the radar like that fat anti-Semite Rosanne Barr! What joy!
Who was the queer exec who actually green lighted this thing in the first place? Have they been fired?
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?”
Cow gives birth to turkey. News at 11.
Wow, the comments after the article are pretty harsh, but dead-on...
There will be no more, she wrote on her blog
And for that, we can all be thankful
The Fat Lady has sung.
If I was better with Photoshop, I’d put a popup timer on the rump of an ass...
Glad to hear. I hope that mean spirited charlie weis in drag never gets another gig again.
Sounds like a total yawn fest.
And Rosie gets more coverage than Obama not proving he is eligible to be our president..... Amazing.
I can not believe they gave this hateful, mean dried up old husk a show. She is so bloody disgusting.
Maybe nobody wanted to watch a fat lesbian trying to funny....especially on Thanksgiving.
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.
It’s not over yet. We all know she’s too big to fail.
Go figure that a leftist, bitter, angry, fat, lesbian just didn’t cut the mustard for the American public. Color me surprised.
She’s no Carol Burnett.
>>Shes 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.
The networks just jumped the Whale-Shark.
Even women are giving up on that pig. She can’t get fat enough to bring them back.
They are selling off profitable businesses whose returns to capital are much better than NBC.
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.
The one with the most fudge on his face
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!
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.