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originally posted by: hombero
"This will be the most awaited New Year's performance probably of all-time. "
No. I don't think it will be. Most prior don't care about Mariah Carey, never did, never will. Most people are too busy spending time with friends on New year's not watching some glam Hollywood crap.
Or at least that's how people used to do it when it was worth doing.
Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" annually tops the list of most-streamed holiday songs and is officially the most-downloaded holiday single of all time. According to Tech Times, it’s also the 11th-highest selling single of all time and has earned more than $50 million for Carey and cowriter Walter Afanasieff. It is, bar none, the most enduring modern Christmas “standard” of our time.
ABC remained the clear-cut ratings destination for ball-dropping festivities on New Year’s Eve again this year, with more than 35 million viewers watching the Alphabet’s coverage at the magical midnight minute, according to final Nielsen national estimates.
Overall, viewership for the hour surrounding midnight was down a smidge at ABC this year (22.0 million vs. 22.7 million and a 7.1 rating in adults 18-49 vs. a 7.2 a year earlier), according to Nielsen estimates for the 11:30 p.m.-12:39 a.m. portion of the night. But “Rockin’ Eve” crushed its combined NBC-Fox competition by similar margins to the previous year — by 75% in total viewers (22.0 million vs. 12.6 million) and by 58% in adults 18-49 viewers (9.0 million vs. 5.7 million).
Prior to the premiere of New Year's Rockin' Eve, the most well-known New Year's Eve program was the annual big band remote of bandleader Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians, broadcast from the ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Guy Lombardo hosted 48 straight New Year's Eve broadcasts on CBS until his death in 1977, beginning on radio in 1928 (and for a period, splitting with NBC Radio following midnight ET), and on CBS Television from 1956 to 1976 (which also featured coverage of the ball drop in Times Square). Lombardo was also well known for his band's performance of the song "Auld Lang Syne" at midnight, which helped make the standard synonymous with the New Year's holiday in North America.
Mariah Carey's ' All I Want for Christmas is You' reached the number nine spot earlier this week for the first time since its release 23 years ago.
originally posted by: antiantonym
This is brilliant marketing. This will be the most awaited New Year's performance probably of all-time.
Could lightning strike twice? I imagine lots of people will tune in just for this.
I have no doubt Mariah Carey will burn the house down. She's an awesome performer.