Clark rings in boffo aud for ‘Rockin’ Eve’

Spesh bests every primetime net entertainment program

There’s no slowing down Dick Clark or his annual New Year’s Eve bash on ABC, which this time around drew its third-largest audience ever.

National ratings for the opening hour of latenight coverage from last Wednesday’s (11:35 p.m.-12:32 a.m.) show “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” averaging 20.83 million viewers and big demo ratings of 7.5/27 in adults 18-49 and 8.7/28 in adults 25-54, according to in-home viewing estimates by Nielsen.

In all key ratings categories, “Rockin’ Eve,” co-hosted by Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, bested the rating of every primetime network entertainment program for the week of Dec. 29-Jan. 4.

Show’s overall aud was up 8% from last year (19.31 million).

Fox’s competing program, “America’s Party,” averaged 3.7 million viewers and a 1.8/7 in adults 18-49 from 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. “American Idol’s” Ryan Seacrest hosted the show for a second straight year.

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