“12-12-12” Concert Averages 5.2 Million Viewers, Reaches More Than 19 Million U.S. TV Viewers

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December 14th, 2012

via nielsenwire:

In an effort aid those affected by Hurricane Sandy, multiple organizations came together to produce the “12-12-12” concert held on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The concert was the most widely distributed live musical event in history, accessible to nearly two billion people worldwide on television, radio and the Internet.

In the U.S., 19.3 million TV viewers watched at least a portion of the concert on television, which was carried live from 7:30PM to approximately 12:00AM on 15 networks. The average audience viewing the concert at any given moment was 5.2 million viewers.

Networks Included: ION, AMC, BIO, Cooking Channel, Destination America, Discovery Fit & Health, Encore Primary, FX Movie Channel, Fuse, G4, Hallmark Movie Channel, HBO Prime, IFC, VH1 Classic and WE tv

  • ReallyTired

    I’m glad that many people saw Kanye West. Maybe now his career is over.

  • david

    I agree when i watched they showed him for to long.

  • Jay

    Only watched for the Boss and Billy Joel. I believe both gave respectable performances.

  • jj

    So basically not many watched. 5 million on avg is not much. So much hype. And some people said it hurt other shows ratings? How? All those show avg more than 5 million viewers.

  • Phil

    Loved it–minus Kanye! He was out of place!

  • iMac

    What a great show! Watched it from up here in Canada on AMC – seriously though….WTF was Kanye doing there??? Alicia was lovely

  • Jarrod

    Ironically, I wish a hurricane would have just swept Kanye West of stage.

  • mike

    it was a great show. kayne didnt belong there and it was better than show they did for 9-11 tradegy

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