Howard Stern - Howard Stern Fails To Ignite 'America's Got Talent' Ratings

Radio personality Howard Stern has been doing the rounds of talk shows as well as the feature interview circuit recently, in the lead-up to his first season as a judge on the popular family show show Americas Got Talent.
Having already proclaimed himself as 'King of All Media' this was yet another twist of character on offer following the somewhat out of character performance on the first show of the season. Whilst hints of his outrageous radio persona gleamed on Monday's debut show, his kinder, more loving side shone through, earning his many plaudits for his light-hearted touch. Still, critical praise or not, this did little to draw in the crowds it was supposed to, as viewer figures were down considerably since the last season. Although viewing figures were commendable, Monday's show was seen by 10.3 million viewers and earned a 3.6 Neilson rating, viewership was down a considerable 33 percent, from the 15.3 million of last years debut.
Stern stepped into the judge's chair for the first time on Monday, filling in for Piers Morgan following his appointment to Cnn as well as Itv in the UK. While ratings may have been low, the good performance from Stern gives Nbc, who air the show, one less thing to worry about as they were long harassed by parental pressure groups upon the news of the risque radio host's appointment. A spokesperson for one group, who had not seen the show, expressed an overall approval of Stern's first turn out, but warned they would continue to be watching for any future antics.


Contactmusic

Tags: Howard Stern - Piers Morgan - CNN - NBC


Editors Recommendations

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

The Cannes Film festival is sneaking up fast. The Oscars felt like they were 8 minutes ago...

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

Next weekend's CounterPoint Festival will be the event's first year at a new 5000-acre site, featuring...

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Superhero movies have been striving towards the almost unobtainable goal set...

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Ricky Gervais is "Hooked" on David Brent Again - Former Paper Merchant To Return

A return for David Brent has been mooted ever since the character was wheeled...

Ricky Gervais is

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing "Made In America" To Downtown Los Angeles

Jay Z and the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti have announced that the rapper’s...

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing

Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

The editor-in-chief of US VOGUE magazine is reportedly determined for the annual...

Anna Wintour - Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

The comedy classic 'Mrs. Doubtfire' is reportedly set to return to the big-screen...

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Of Mice And Men premiered on Broadway last night, giving critics a chance to cast...

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'

Sofia Vergara has been speaking about her nerves at shooting a ménage a trois with...

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'


More recommendations

Comments

Howard Stern Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Howard Stern

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All