Timberlake And Aguilera TV Specials Turn Off Viewers

Contributed by elgato:

It’s official. According to mediaweek.com’s Programming Insider, is a loser. Well, at list his NBC special “Down Home In Memphis” is. The show had incredibly low ratings. NBC expected this, which is why they moved the special from before Thanksgiving to Black Friday. The Programming Insider posted that Timberlake’s special drew a “mere 2.8/ 4 in the overnights and a fifth place 1.6/ 5 in adults 18-49. Stick to MTV, Justin.” For the week, NBC came in dead last. Of all the music specials airing during sweeps, Britney Spears was the winner. Her ABC special drew a drew a 7.0/11. had a special, too. It aired on the WB network and pulled in a mere 1.7/3, which was less than what Tarzan pulled in while airing at the same time.

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11 thoughts on “Timberlake And Aguilera TV Specials Turn Off Viewers

  1. Madfan says:

    Aguilera HAD a special? Never heard of it…

  2. babet says:

    I couldn’t watch Christina’s special. I don’t think a lot of people could have because it was on an American channel which most people have to pay extra for here in Canada. BUT it will be on MuchMusic very soon. Yay! I don’t know what people were doing…..but Justin’s special was awesome.

  3. SJ says:

    Neilsen reported Britney Spears special pulled in only 5.8 million viewers. The above post says 7.0.

  4. SJ says:

    MADFAN… its probably because your were too busy HATING on the internet!


    Maybe they should have performed together…. then they could have got more ratings…. I hope they didn’t count me on the7.o 11 people cause I changed the channel real quick it sucks even for Christina….. she’s not nice to look at and I think she has a horrible voice.

  6. Kaoss921 says:

    Wow! One more person hating on a celebrity- Surprise, surprise! I kept flipping back and forth on the X-Tina special to watch Big In ’03 on VH1, I would have watched Justin but I had to work.

  7. getalifeyall says:

    Well, the Justin special was nice and different, basically something new that showed off his other talents. I think a lot of people expected him to perform like he does in concert, but this special was actually more like what he does when he performs at clubs in the late night hours. As for Christina’s performance, it was an edited, less exciting version of her performance in concert. Seeing her in concert was great, but her show actually had a theme to it and the way the WB cut in and out of performances made the concert look stupid and pointless when actually the concert is great. I feel sorry for the people in London though, because she performed much better for the US and had a lot more special effects on stage.

  8. Xtina-Dirrty says:

    Not everybody gets WB so that rating is pretty impressive. I’m shocked at Justin’s, knowing it was shown in NBC. Christina’s special was perfect though.

  9. Cicero says:

    I’m surprised Christina lost 33% of the audience that was watching “Charmed,” which ended right before her show started on the WB. I would think the target audience is the same, right? Very young and teenage girls. I really wonder what’s up with that. Anyway, sounds like she did a great job, even if it wasn’t as good as her other shows, according to some posters. Justin’s really poor showing surprises me a lot. I mean, it was on a major network and everything, yeesh..! Still, not to hate, but I can’t imagine a lot of 18-49-year-old men would be interested, and that’s the biggest group who watches at that time, I think.

  10. getalifeyall says:

    Justin’s special was shown on Friday night, the night most of his fan base goes out and has a life. I know it must confuse most of you who do nothing but sit around and bash people, but that’s why it didn’t do so well in the ratings. Almost everyone gets the WB so that’s no excuse for Xtina. If it bombed, it’s because no one knew about it or no one cared. The saddest thing is that her special had no competition; network television has aired repeats this weekend of all their shows. And people watched the Britney special for the same reason they bought her album… because only a loser wouldn’t.

  11. popnicklover says:

    Stop making up excuses, Justin fans! Just admit that Justin’s not as popular as he seems to be. “It was on Friday when most of his fans go out and have a life”. Right, getalifeyall. But that obviously doesn’t include you, since you stayed in to watch the special! Guess that means you’re one of his few fans who doesn’t have a life.

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