TV Ratings Report: America Has Talent, Hates Howard Stern

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America may have talent, but it also possesses a disdain for Howard Stern, at least based on the ratings for this judge's debut on America's Got Talent last night:

Its overall viewership fell 31 percent from the previous season's opener. We run down a finale-filled evening of programming below...

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8 p.m.
America's Got Talent: 10.3 million viewers
Dancing with the Stars: 14.7 million
Bones: 7 million
Gossip Girl: 1.2 million
How I Met Your Mother: 8.5 million

9 p.m.
Two and a Half Men: 11.3 million/Mike & Molly: 11.6 million
Dancing with the Stars: 17.1 million/The Bachelorette: 9.3 million
House: 6.4 million
Hart of Dixie: 1.5 million

10 p.m.
Hawaii Five-0: 11.3 million
The Bachelorette: 7.7 million
Smash: 6 million

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Hmm, what to comment that I already haven't discussed on Zap2it? HIMYM, was initially lower than expected which was raised to 8.58 million viewers, but it got an IMMENSE publicity world wide with the reveal of Barney and Robin endgame. Proof of a great Season.
GG got 1.14 million (lowered) while Hart of Dixie got 1.6 (higher). And rightly so, the Universe provides. I know which one is trash while the other the better. It's also nice that some reality TV went down in the trashes.


I wouldn't say GG is "back". I would just simply say that as a season finale, most fans would choose to watch as they won't see it for months.


I don't think the ratings reflect so much the addition of Howard Stern as a judge on America's Got Talent, as much as they reflect the final weeks of DWTS. Viewers are locked in to DWTS and can't wait to see who wins. Once the mirror ball is finally handed out, AGT will beat anything on the air. By the way... I've been listening to Howard Stern for almost 30 years, and know very well his radio persona. It is so nice to see the "other" Howard Stern, and for those that still have that shock job image of him, you really don't know Howard Stern. I wish him the best. He provides humor, humanity, and is more than humble when he needs to be. I'm still celebrating the departure of Pierse, that jackass. BaBaBooie!!!


You also have to remember AGT premiered last night against DWTS which is in it's final weeks. Last year when AGT premiered it was on May 31st and it was up against reruns. You should attempt to provide more context to your reporting. It provides a more accurate portrayal of what is actually taking place.


Haha another chair hater! Smh


LOL GG got less views than that garbage Hart of Dixie, in fact it's the lowest hahahahaha! Shows how trash it is, regardless of Chair (Mistake number 1 was revolving the show around them) that show has sunk


nice raise for GG! Chair fans are bacK! And they deserve it was a solid episode!