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MAY 15201212:04 PM ET
[h=1]'America's Got Talent' ratings lower despite Howard Stern[/h]by James Hibberd
Tags: America's Got Talent, Bones, Dancing With the Stars, Gossip Girl, Hart of Dixie, Hawaii Five-O,How I Met Your Mother, Howard Stern, reality, Reality TV, Smash, The Bachelorette, Two and a Half Men, News
Surprise: NBC’s America’s Got Talent premiered lower in the ratings this year despite the high-profile addition of Howard Stern as the show’s new judge.
Monday’s two-hour Got Talentreturned to 10.3 million viewers and a 3.6 rating, down 16 percent from last year. EW’s Ken Tuckersuggested Stern’s performance was almost too nice.
Before everybody points fingers at Stern, however, here’s a big mitigating factor: Last year Got Talent premiered at the very end of May and was paired with The Voice. This year, Got Talent faced a full boat of competition from rival networks, so the talent competition might have returned lower in the ratings due to the scheduling change. NBC points out last night’s rating matches Got Talent‘s performance two years ago. At 10 p.m., NBC’s Smash (6.1 million, 1.8) finale was steady. [NBC, ABC and Fox's 2012-13 fall schedules posted here].
Got Talent was up against CBS’ one-hour HIMYM finale (8.5 million, 3.6), up 9 percent, and the finales of Two and a Half Men (11.3 million, 3.8) and Mike & Molly (11.6 million, 3.3). Men was steady while Molly was up 6 percent. The finale of Hawaii Five-0 (11.3 million, 2.7) jumped 17 percent.
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NBC wasn’t the only network to launch a summer reality show to lower ratings last night: ABC’sThe Bachelorette (8.3 million, 2.5) came back 11 percent lower than last year. Also Monday: Fox’s Bones finale (7.1 million, 1.9) was steady. The CW’s Gossip Girl (1.2 million, 0.6) was up for its last episode of the season, while Hart of Dixie (1.5 million, 0.6) was unchanged.
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'America's Got Talent' ratings lower despite Howard Stern
No bonus muthafucka!
This is some broughhaha
ahahahaha that made my day
Was that a contestant or howards father?If so why was he there?I watched the first half hour then changed it
He told him not to be stupid, the moron. He should shut up, sit down.
That's Ben Stern. It was in the opening montage of upcoming clips for the season.
I blame Ben Stern for all this faggotry. He couldn't be happy enough to just blow his load on Rae's face?
Ben? Oh i thought Stern's wig fell off