Al “The Goracle” Gore, failed 2000 Presidential candidate and former co-conspirator to Bill “BJ” Clinton threw a huge party for all of his Chicken Little the Sky is Falling crowd to raise awareness for Climate Change, formerly known as WEATHER. Well, as it would turn out, Katie Couric gets better ratings then Al Gore and his traveling Cathedral of Global Warming:
NEW YORK — NBC’s three-hour primetime “Live Earth” special, which included highlights from Saturday’s global concerts, failed to generate much enthusiasm in the ratings.
The estimated 2.7 million viewers was slightly under the 3 million viewers NBC has averaged on Saturday nights in the summer with repeats and the Stanley Cup hockey playoffs on what is already the least-popular night of television.
It also performed below the Live 8 concert two years ago, according to preliminary estimates released Monday by Nielsen Media Research.
The three-hour concert special from Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., drew a 0.9 rating/3 share in adults 18-49 — the same as a typical summer Saturday after Memorial Day.
The special was also just under ABC’s primetime coverage of the Live 8 concert, which occurred Independence Day weekend on July 2, 2005. Live 8 averaged 2.9 million viewers and a 1.0 rating/5 share in adults 18-49.
Ratings for the all-day, all-night telecasts on NBC Universal’s cable platforms, including 18 hours on Bravo and even more than that on Sundance Channel, won’t be in until Tuesday.
Meanwhile, CBS and Fox split Sunday night in primetime, with CBS winning viewership while Fox won in adults 18-49 thanks to repeats of “Family Guy” and “The Simpsons.”
At least Fox had Homer Simpson to come to the rescue and pull them out of the environmental porta potty of television ratings! Can you tell? I’m laughing my ass off as I write this little ditty.
Even the EuroGreenWeineis were’nt buying into the bullsh*t that Gore and his Hollyweird friends were shoveling.
From the Daily Mall in the UK:
Live Earth has been branded a foul-mouthed flop.
Organisers of the global music concert – punctuated by swearing from presenters and performers – had predicted massive viewing figures.
But BBC’s live afternoon television coverage attracted an average British audience of just 900,000.
In the evening, when coverage switched from BBC2 to BBC1, the figure rose to just 2.7 million.
And the peak audience, which came when Madonna sang at Wembley, was a dismal 4.5 million. Three times as many viewers saw the Princess Diana tribute on the same channel six days before.
The BBC blamed the poor figures on Saturday’s good weather and said its Wimbledon tennis coverage had drawn away afternoon viewers.
Good weather and Foul Mouths seemed to be the main reasons the Brits didn’t warm up to Live Earth causing to seemingly die a cold lonely death!
It seems that the hip celebrity crowd was quite loose with their Botoxed lips and were letting the four letter words fly as much as their gas hogging private jets globe-trotting between concert venues.
The BBC’s coverage, which ran for 15 hours from 12.30pm on Saturday to 4am yesterday, also sparked dozens of complaints about bad language.
The swearing started at 1.30pm when Phil Collins, the first act on in London, used the f-word while singing with his band Genesis.
Razorlight singer Johnny Borrell used the same expletive a few minutes later in one of his songs. And Chris Rock swore while introducing fellow comic Ricky Gervais, who soon followed suit.
The bad language prompted a number of angry postings on BBC messageboards.
One viewer wrote: “Why did the BBC transmit this during daytime TV when many children will be watching? Why hasn’t an apology been immediately forthcoming?” Another said: “It was disgusting behaviour.” Other comments included: “It was pretty bad at that time of day” and “There is a line to be drawn”.
And the Pièce de résistancewas the huge amount of garbage the “environmentalists” left behind in their wake of idiocy:
The mounds of rubbish left by the 65,000 concert-goers at Wembley further tarnished the event’s green credentials.
Organisers claimed most of the waste would be sorted and recycled but the Daily Mail saw little evidence of that taking place. The Alliance for Climate Protection event was organised by Al Gore, the former U.S. vice-president and environmental campaigner.
As usual, this crowd is all show and no go! They expect us to change OUR lifestyle and want to bankrupt the world into a 6th century economy, and for what? Something the earth has been doing naturally for millions of freaking years? It’s called weather you schmucks! It’s warm today, and guess what????? It’s going to be cool tomorrow! Junk science is all they are trying to force feed us and coerce us to believe that they are right and that their is absofreakinglutely no way they are wrong! Guess What? I’m not buy now, nor will I buy into this later!
Well, I’m off to do my own little part in saving the planet. Cows cause the most greenhouse gasses by farting….I’m off to throw some burgers on the grill. We’re going to eat the real source of the gas, the cows!
Once again, Al Gore can kiss my carbon laden a$$ while I dream of placing my own carbon footprint on his backside!