Friday, July 08, 2005

More Live 8 Schadenfreude

In Ratings, Live 8 Was Dead Weight for ABC
By John Maynard Washington Post

How little interest was there in ABC's Saturday night broadcast of Live 8 concert highlights? NBC's coverage of the rain delay of NASCAR's Pepsi 400 in the same time period drew nearly double the audience.

ABC's two-hour summary of the 10-city mega-concert to pressure G-8 summit leaders to address world poverty drew a paltry 2.9 million viewers, making it the third least watched show last week among the big four networks. (The rain delay managed just over 5.2 million.)

...rock and roll is dead.... rock and roll is dead....


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