Madonna Concert Special Fails To Score Ratings

The controversial broadcast of MADONNA's CONFESSIONS tour special on US TV failed to lure viewers and ended up finishing fourth in its time slot. US network NBC made headlines when it censored the concert and refused to broadcast controversial footage of the pop star hanging from a crucifix during one of her songs. The special MADONNA: CONFESSIONS TOUR was broadcast on Wednesday (22NOV06), the night before Thanksgiving, and failed to find an audience. Among those shows beating Madonna were CBS drama JERICHO, ABC's SHOW ME THE MONEY and Fox broadcasting of the movie CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN.



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Madonna is quite tiresome. We've made her a multi-millionaire so now she should just stick with helping the less fortunate HERE and in other countries. It's sad but true that no one wants to watch an aging rock star. We've established that in our culture. I wish it weren't so but it is. And Mick Jagger grosses me out! Hang it up old man!! yuck!
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Madonna is the most talented, gifted, and inspiration women singers of today. I think the reson for the low turn out was because a T.V concert is not that exciting to watch. It's one thing ot watch a music video or two, but a whole concert is tough. Madonna at age 50 ooks as beautiful as she did in her early 30's. She is the one person I can think of and relate to as a person who believed in something and went after it was passion and commitment. I feel that she is a role model and an excellent person. May she and her family have only happines, health, and good fortune.Brock from Jerusalem
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Many years ago, Madonna was a hip and trendy young woman who used people to gain an audience.Now, Madonna is a foolish old woman who uses children to gain a spotlight.Guy Ritchie is as dumb as a doorknob.
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Madonna has always been the most over-rated talentless tramp in the music industry. Her repetitive bubble-gum pop was both boring and annoying. Let's face it... If she hadn't acted like a complete slut at the start of her career, she wouldn't have had a career at all. Now nobody wants to see her sagging body anymore so she resorts to bashing Bush. And for the absolute idiot who claims some moronic professor "proves" the towers were brought down using thermite (instead of the planes we saw crashing into them on live TV). Please explain how saying "prove to me they weren't brought down with thermite" is "proof" that they were. Because that's the entire basis of this morons' argument... Prove to him it didn't happen that way. So basically it's the same as saying every US president has actually been an alien from Mars. Don't believe me? Well, prove to me they were not from Mars. Birth certificates and other public documents can be forged, so producing them won't count as proof. I say they came from Mars... So untill you provide absolute proof disputing it, my theory is accurate. Now, go drink the rest of your kool-aid.
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I saw a few minutes of this and was interested beforehand to see what the deal was. The problem with this was production value - it was like a 2 hour long music video with androgenous men in synchronized dance. This is before Thanksgiving???I think the concert idea can work on TV, but probably something more like an MTV unplugged where someone engages the audience. This was too canned...too prepackaged....who were the demographics for this? Teenage girls?I am 31 and Madonna first caught my eye with that girl next door look and brunette look briefly in the 80's where she was beautiful. She went off the deepend with that book, and skeezed many of us out. She won me back with Evita. Then she sort of disappeared from my radar until this kid thing, which was just a week or two before a concert that had been planned for how long? I think at this point, Madonna has three choices. 1) Go down the Cher route, which this concert seemed to do. 2) Go down the semi-retired route and do last tours for the next 5 years and disappear. 3) Retire. Madonna never had the best pipes of anyone, she had the best marketing. Now that the market is depleted and the talent is lacking, she can retire a legend instead of hanging on the next 10 years.She is the greatest female performer, ever, no question, look at the records she has. But she's pushing 50 and there comes a time and a place for it all.
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Yes, I absoltely think that Madonna is a role model. If my doughter at the age of 50, is married with kids, has a great amount of wealth that is used for tons of charities, and has faith than I will be more than happy. Regardless of how Madonna acts on stage, in real life she is a woman of integrity, values, and truth. She seems to be an amazing mother dedicated to family. She has a passion for what she does and she is a paragon to all us who believe and have dreams and know that some ordinary folks can reach those dreams. I truly think she is a woman of valor.
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Madonna was on TV? Looks like the ratings kinda prove the second part of her/your 'free speech' rights - I have the right not to listen to you. Rather than her looking at it as a function of a free market though, I'm sure it's W's/Republicans/Christians/America's fault she didn't get a huge audience.
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Madonna is like all the women who look so nice when they are all gussied up. However, on the small screen all that gloss is a barrier for her to get close to us and more importantly for us to connect to her. I taped the show to time shift on my viewing of the concert. It is hard to tell wher the commercials end and her show begins. Not good if you want to CONNECT to her and her songs. On TV sometimes LESS is MORE. But then again she wouldn't be Madonna. So much for expanding your audience. Looks like the Cher route for her. Let Madonna go, laughing all the way to the bank!
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I liked Madonna in the early stages of her career, then she got too darn weird and freaky for me. The adrenaline rush celebrities feel from constant attention must be addicting. When the attention begins to wane, many seem to do just about anything to stay in the lime light. It's really kinda sad.....they have more money then they could spend in 2 lifetimes and they never seem to be happy. We all just watch them self-destruct.
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i tuned in to NBC to see one of my favorite shows (the biggest loser)and found that it had been replaced with an even bigger loser. stop messing with the schedule NBC
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