Live Earth’s Lackluster Ratings

I have just been sent Live Earth ratings by our Nielsen guru, Rick Kissell. It shows that the concerts didn’t exactly break any records.

According to Nielsen estimates, 19 million Americans watched at least some of Live Earth across all of the NBC networks, which is not bad but not especially big considering the blanket coverage and big name acts.

In primetime, NBC averaged 2.7 million viewers, finishing behind ABC (3.4 million), Fox (4.6 million) and CBS (5.2 million).

Live Earth did break some records for online hits, according to organizers. But it’s interesting to note that broadcast networks have had a tough time with concert broadcasts in recent years, so the fact that Live Earth didn’t do well in prime time isn’t a major surprise.

More Voices

  • HadestownNew York Theatre WorkshopBy Anaïs MitchellDeveloped

    Streaming to Broadway: How New Titles, Talent Grow Buzz Online

    I have just been sent Live Earth ratings by our Nielsen guru, Rick Kissell. It shows that the concerts didn’t exactly break any records. According to Nielsen estimates, 19 million Americans watched at least some of Live Earth across all of the NBC networks, which is not bad but not especially big considering the blanket […]

  • Randall Arney Geffen Playhouse

    What No NYC Nonprofit Theater Likes to Talk About

    I have just been sent Live Earth ratings by our Nielsen guru, Rick Kissell. It shows that the concerts didn’t exactly break any records. According to Nielsen estimates, 19 million Americans watched at least some of Live Earth across all of the NBC networks, which is not bad but not especially big considering the blanket […]

  • The Lion King Broadway

    How 'The Lion King' Ushered in the Era of the Blockbuster on Broadway

    I have just been sent Live Earth ratings by our Nielsen guru, Rick Kissell. It shows that the concerts didn’t exactly break any records. According to Nielsen estimates, 19 million Americans watched at least some of Live Earth across all of the NBC networks, which is not bad but not especially big considering the blanket […]

  • Kevin Spacey Clarance Darrow Broadway

    Broadway Gets Serious About Sexual Harassment

    I have just been sent Live Earth ratings by our Nielsen guru, Rick Kissell. It shows that the concerts didn’t exactly break any records. According to Nielsen estimates, 19 million Americans watched at least some of Live Earth across all of the NBC networks, which is not bad but not especially big considering the blanket […]

  • Scrips Discovery Partnership

    A Merger Between Scripps and Discovery Could Be a Smart Fit

    I have just been sent Live Earth ratings by our Nielsen guru, Rick Kissell. It shows that the concerts didn’t exactly break any records. According to Nielsen estimates, 19 million Americans watched at least some of Live Earth across all of the NBC networks, which is not bad but not especially big considering the blanket […]

  • profiles theatre Sexual Harassment

    Sexual Harassment in the Theater: How Chicago Fought Back

    I have just been sent Live Earth ratings by our Nielsen guru, Rick Kissell. It shows that the concerts didn’t exactly break any records. According to Nielsen estimates, 19 million Americans watched at least some of Live Earth across all of the NBC networks, which is not bad but not especially big considering the blanket […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content