9 million out of 300 million citizens. He must be proud.
I caught part of the show when I had my cable switched and it was on that channel. He was praising some stupid Asian women and telling them how it was a million dollar act (I didn't see it, but I doubt it was a $25K a year act) .
He has lost all credibility. He just wants the audience and America to love him.
For comparison purposes - 2nd Semifinal performance show:
2011: (Piers Morgan): Rating 3.1 Viewers: 11.1 million
2012: (Homo Howie): Rating 2.4 Viewers: 8.9 million
2013: (Homo Howie): Rating 2.3 Viewers: 8.9 million
Overall: Ratings Down 26% Viewers Down 20%
He will blame it on Heide and Scary spice. But he was the one they paid big money for and he didn't help the show to do well in ratings.
Andy Dick replacing Howard would have the same ratings, and maybe more, it's a show for idiots.
Howard was brought in and paid well to do one thing, raise NBC's profits. The results: ratings are down, which means revenues are down. Moving to NYC, Howard's salary, extra judges and raises for the existing crew means expenses are up. This can mean only one thing, that profits are down considerably so in NBC's eyes Howard failed to deliver.