Tuesday, January 02, 2007

365 - Day Two - The year of rosie...

Rosie Vs. Trump
The clear winner here is Rosie - and I am completely over the Donald. I think there is a small group of over inflated celebrities like Donald, Regis, Paris Hilton who are famous for being famous.

Donald trump can go suck it! His latest accusation is that The Views ratings are bad due to Rosie O'Donnell and that her own talk show's ratings were down and that they fired her.

The truth is that it's Trump's ratings that truly suck ass!!!

Case in point - here are The Apprentice's ratings:

Season Timeslot Season Premiere Season Finale TV Season Ranking Viewers
(in millions)
Finale Viewers
(in millions)
1st Thursday 9:00PM January 8, 2004 April 15, 2004 2003-2004 #7 20.70 [1] 28.05 [2]
2nd Thursday 9:00PM September 9, 2004 December 16, 2004 2004-2005 #11 16.14 [3] 16.93 [4]
3rd Thursday 9:00PM January 20, 2005 May 19, 2005 2004-2005 #15 13.96 [3] 14.02 [5]
4th Thursday 9:00PM September 22, 2005 December 15, 2005 2005-2006 #38 11.01 [6] 12.81[7]
5th Monday 9:00PM February 27, 2006 June 5, 2006 2005-2006 #51 9.73 [6] 11.25 [8]
6th Sunday 9:00PM January 7, 2007 [[]], 2007 2006-2007

As for the Views Ratings: According to David Bauder of the Associated Press,

Walters envisioned a show with irreverent, back-porch chatter for women when she invented it a decade ago. This year's departure of current "Today" co-host Meredith Vieira, usually the moderator of the day's discussions, led Walters to seek out O'Donnell.

"It always had an edge to it, but not a cutting edge," said Bill Carroll, an expert in television syndication for Katz Television. "Rosie brings a cutting edge to the show."

She also brought renewed attention, rare for any program in its 10th season. The show's typical audience of 3.3 million so far this season is up 13 percent over the same period in 2005, according to Nielsen Media Research. "The View," shown on ABC stations, is co-owned by Walters and ABC, which is owned by the Walt Disney Co.

And Rosie's Ratings, I couldn't find specific ratings information for the rosie o'donnell show - but as for her ratings slide, Ratings have slid for "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," as they have for most talk shows, because there's more competition in daytime TV, said Bill Carroll of the Katz Television Group.

"The audience has accepted her and I think they will be accepting of any choice she makes," he said.

IN FACT - Donald himself benefited from Rosie's contribution to boosting NYC's economy by promoting, successfully, Broadway Theater to the average American. She also contributed to the successful television airing of the 1997 Tony Awards. According to the June 3, 1997, NY Times, Nielsen rating for CBS portion of Tony Awards broadcast jumped about 35 percent from 1996, to 11.2 rating and 17 share in 37 major markets; PBS, which took part in Tonys for first time, doubled its usual market share in New York City for time period; League of American Theaters and Producers credits role of Rosie O'Donnell as host, move to Radio City Music Hall and PBS participation for attracting wider audience; awards sharply boost ticket sales of winners.

So DONALD maybe you should spend more money on better hair and stop wasting america's time. Because in fact you are the liar not her.

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