just checked out the AGT boards at NBC.. http://boards.nbc.com/nbc/index.php?showtopic=858306 -Howard brings NOTHING to the show...he is overbearing and very annoying. It became very difficult to watch the show. Not worth losing young fans. -AGT, I am begging you. PLEASE edit out those mic'd seat fillers. PLEASE!!! I can understand the video packages, but I cringe every time I hear one of the planted audience member make a corny comment. It REALLY is a turn off. -Great post ,I felt the same way. This show is supposed to be about the acts not the judges, Howard Stern showed just why this is no longer a family show with his comment about that contestant's "package". NBC, you blew it. -The show needs a new title: "The Howie, Howard and Nick Show" or "All about Howard, Howie and Nick!" Episode #1 of Season 7 totally boring. After 6 seasons of being a loyal fan of AGT I'm out. -I had hoped that Howard Stern could rein in his over inflated ego. He acted as though he was the only judge there. I really like Sharon Osborn and even though his germaphobe routine is annoying, he's still a cut above Howard Stern with his trigger happy approach to buzzing the performers. He did not allow any of the contestants to even get into their performances before he would buzz them. There's a place for people of Stern's limited appeal and that's radio. His only talent is he can talk. We watched a half hour and turned over to DWTS. Tonight, (since we know what to expect), we won't even bother. Too bad, cause we really enjoyed the show. http://boards.nbc.com/nbc/index.php?showtopic=855825&st=240 -Whoa!!! Howard must have been watching Eureka and was transported from an editorial show to AGT! If I wanted to hear opinions about our country, school system etc. I'd turn to another channel. GET RID of the OBNOXIOUS FOOL! -Season 7 Opener in a nutshell: SUCKED. The Network needs to rename America's got talent to "The Howard, Howie, and Nick!" I have been a dedicated AGT Fan but now I am out! -My teenagers can't stomach him...so annoying and boy does he try to take over the show. -I watched and he was annoying and overbearing...nothing to offer. BTW I subcribe to Sirius.....still, I can't stomach him on this show. -I absolutely agree! I loved this show I've watched it from day one and got all my friends to quit watching American Idol for this show. Unfortunately a poor choice by Piers to hire the most disgusting excuse for a human being. Really? What does Howard Stern know about anything except himself and how he looks. He uses people to make him self look better ( or so he thinks). To me he's is the epitome of Evil Incarnate of a very weak man. I will not watch this show again until he's removed. Sorry really loved this show! -I will never watch this show again. Howard is ruining it for me thats for sure. Cannot stand him. They should keep him on the radio so I dont have to look at him. Disgusting man. NBC you lost me as a viewer.