Stern Show AGT Ratings Up 10% Over Last Season

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  1. diggitydank1968

    diggitydank1968 Well-Known Member

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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/...t-nbc-grace-vanderwaal-simon-cowell/90306694/

    America's Got Talent will crown a Season 11 champion Wednesday night, but there's already a clear winner: the show itself.

    The NBC talent competition (tonight and Wednesday, 8 ET/PT) is again summer's top-rated program, enjoying its biggest audience in five seasons (an average of 13.7 million viewers, up 10% from last year) and its best performance with young adults since 2013. Besides naming a winner, Wednesday's finale will feature performances byStevie Nicks, Jersey Boys and Il Volo.

    Judge Howie Mandel attributes the increased popularity to a rising level of talent, especially among singers, that has accompanied the arrival of AGT executive producer and former American Idol arbiter Simon Cowell as a judge, replacing Howard Stern. (They join Mel B and Heidi Klum).

    "Simon created more of a gravitas to the judging panel; it's not just a talent contest, but stars can be made," Mandel says, referring to performers such as One Direction,Susan Boyle and Fifth Harmony who have competed on Cowell's X Factor. Contestants "come on with hopes of not just doing well in this contest but having a career beyond this, and singing in front of Simon Cowell means more than it ever meant before."

    Mandel marvels at the youngest competitors, including 14-year-old opera singer Laura Bretan and this season's breakout performer, singer-songwriter Grace VanderWaal, who's just 12.

    "All these really young people, younger than ever before, are showing up and doing things at a level far beyond anybody three times their age," he says. . She "is not only an adorable, little ukulele-playing singer, but an amazing, already accomplished songwriter who has caught the ear of everyone in the business."
     
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    Howard who?
     
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    tv910 Well-Known Member

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    Gee what a coincidence, it's also the first time in five seasons that Howard HASN'T been on the show. It's clear he was the reason for the decline in ratings, he ruins every show he's on (including his own).
     
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    What are the chances this ever comes up on the show? 0 point 0
     
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    Howard's slow build is still working
     
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    The girl with the ukelele is worth a 30% bump. Best talent they've ever had
     
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    The AGT PTB clearly didn't do their homework on Howard--they thought they were getting circa 1995 Howard. And Howard has never been effective, funny, or even mildly entertaining out of his comfort zone, which became painfully obvious during his stint there. But he was just following the money anyhow.

    Both sides were at fault for not seeing what a mistake it was to bring him on the show.
     
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    This is the best news I've gotten all day!

    "Happy days are here again..." :whistle:

     
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    Howard loved the juggler with the huge cod piece. He loved how he played with his balls.
     
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    Marci Turk failed at creating Howard as a marketable "brand" that everyone would want.
     
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    Howie Mandel is probably dead to Howard after his honest comments on Simon joining the show. Petty little man that he is.
     
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    after this news, Howard's therapist is the winner
     
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    I sent a nice tweet to Howard.

     
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    If he mentions it at all, Howard will probably claim Simon pressured Howie into saying that.
     
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    "Robin everyone is saying the ratings are better now but when I was on it was an event. People would gather around the TV in groups on 10 or more to watch me. It's actually less people because the numbers don't show how many people are in front of one screen. Right Robin? Besides I did it as a goof anyway so why would I even care. Right Robin?"
     
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    Gotta say, I actually watched the show and enjoyed it this year.

    I just couldn't get past Howard's dour presence over the show in past years. His stick-in-the-mud, I'm-a-serious-judge routine just made the show a dirge. And his attempts at forcing events by prancing onstage gave me dough chills.
     
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    This sums it up pretty well. I would give credit to whoever made it, but I don't know who it was.
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    tv910 Well-Known Member

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    And aren't the ratings supposed to DECLINE in years when the season is interrupted by the Olympics? That's one of the excuses Howard used when his ratings tanked.
     
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    The wig, the ridiculous scarf, the leather jacket.

    No sane man in his 60s would be wearing this shit in the middle of the summer.
     
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    I have been DVRing that show all year, so you're welcome. :ufacepalm:

    Seriously though, you'd have to literally be retarded to say, "Hey, you know who would be great for a prime time HD TV family show? Howard Stern!"
     
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