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Michael Jackson Memorial Service Ratings: 31 Million!

Michael Jackson Memorial Service Ratings: 31 Million!

Tuesday’s Michael Jackson Memorial Service garnered an impressive 31.1 million viewers, but fell behind the 2004 burial of Ronald Reagan (35.1 million) and the 1997 funeral of Princess Diana (33.3 million).

If you missed Brooke Shields’ speech from the service, check it out below. It’s funny and heart-warming!

Brooke told the crowd that when Michael started wearing his white glove, she teased him, saying, “What’s up with the glove dude?”


Brooke Shields – Michael Jackson Memorial Service, 7/7
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# 1

Will the ratings make Michael rise from the dead. Only in America you like quantifying things…it is not the quantity , it is the quality- useless post!

# 2

She is great and absolutely gorgeous. I admire Brooke a lot and she is one of the women like Halle Berry, Demi Moore and Jennifer Aniston that we really can say that they are like wine: better and better with age. Stunning Brooke!

# 3

i call bull on that number. add a 1 in front of the 31.5 and i’ll beleive it. what about all the people who watched it online live? or in the stadium worldwide? or in those poorer countries where the village have 1 tv? the world watched the memorial. check facebook status updates…

# 5

boring
i thought it was just a big exploitation, didnt even bother watching a few mins of it

# 6
black beauty @ 07/08/2009 at 5:14 pm

those numbers are wrong. i know it was much more

# 7

as if american idol had more viewers than mj’s death. they just can’t admit that the numbers where so high to watch a black entertainer’s memorial.

# 8

millions of people were watching live ONLINE and in theaters and on scrrens in the streets so i know that number is more but either way it’s alot of people

# 9

Shiolo @ 07/08/2009 at 5:02 pm

Will the ratings make Michael rise from the dead. Only in America you like quantifying things…it is not the quantity , it is the quality- useless post!
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Exactly, wtf, and so true brina, I was one of them watching online. It was about 6,000 people making a comment per min. according to CNN.

I’ll just be glad to change a channel and not have to hear any more about Michael Jackson. He was a man, a great entertainer yes, but still just a man. People act like he was the 2nd coming of Christ. I’d have thought Mankind would have learned enough by idolizing other men. Bury him where the crazies can’t find the body and have done with it.

R.I.P King Of Pop! @ 07/08/2009 at 5:47 pm

R.I.P Michael Jackson!

You didn’t deserve the disrespect and the hate you got from the world, effin Media!Its all the medias fault, Who milks everybody for ratings/readers.
They should be ashamed of them selfs.
And those 2 lying boys, Oh dont get me started!
You were a great man and a great artist.

You will always be loved, respected and missed!

She never said the word ‘dude’. Pay attention JJ.

Old man and child beater Jackson and his sidekick troublemaker, Sharpton, said billions would be watching…what happened guys? We have no kings or queens in America and that includes our Presidents, First Ladies, Elvis, Michael Jackson, and all others. All flesh and blood just like the rest of us using their best talent to make a living. It’s important to separate the talent from the struggling and narcissistic egos.

I’m sorry but Brooke hadn’t spoken or seen Jackson in 18 yrs and looking at that video again her eyes were not welled up with tears even though her body language was trying to say something different. The only person who seemed to actually humanize Michael was Magic Johnson and Barry Gordy. The rest not so much

-gotta agree with #14( about Brooke Sheilds). Although I enjoyed MJ’s music, I saw the memorial in part, as a cleansing of his reputation so his legacy can move forward and make money. His real friends were not there, the ones who were with him over the last decade + of his life,both stars and regular folk.

i thought she looke out of place, out of time…

She NEVER said the word DUDE
Watch the video yourself jared…..Does she say it?

I though Brook was great, she is a true beauty, no nose Job like Angelina, and Halle Berry, she’s been beautiful since she was on the Baby Ivory detergent commercials when she was a babe. She was the perfect person to be there because she was always Michael’s date when he needed one, that was so priceless.

I never remembered Brooke saying the word ” dude ” either.
And I agree with the rest of you that the numbers are alot higher than what they mentioned. No-one wants Diana beat. Especially Michael Jackson. The only guest I loved was Barry Gordy, and little Paris. I though Mariah’s dress was a little low cut for that service.
She should have worn something a little more appropriate.
Joe Jackson makes me sick just to look at him. And I hope Debbie Rowe stays away from the Jackson family. So far, she seems decent, always taking up for Michael in the past, so let’s see if she keeps true to her word, or if she becomes another gold-digger in Michaels life, taking money from the childrens future, like the a–hole accuser’s who ruined his life to begin.
Those parents who made their kids lie,( and coached them ) have to live with themselves now. Well, their past will catch up with them. They better hope it catches up here on earth ( hell )and they have to deal with whatever is dealt them , because the after-life is not so nice, I heard. How those disgusting creatures sleep at night now, is beyond me. May you accusers who lied, and you know you did, rot !!

I never remembered Brooke saying the word ” dude ” either.
And I agree with the rest of you that the numbers are alot higher than what they mentioned. No-one wants Diana beat. Especially Michael Jackson. The only guest I loved was Barry Gordy, and little Paris. I though Mariah’s dress was a little low cut for that service.
She should have worn something a little more appropriate.
Joe Jackson makes me sick just to look at him. And I hope Debbie Rowe stays away from the Jackson family. So far, she seems decent, always taking up for Michael in the past, so let’s see if she keeps true to her word, or if she becomes another gold-digger in Michaels life, taking money from the childrens future, like the a–hole accuser’s who ruined his life to begin.
Those parents who made their kids lie,( and coached them ) have to live with themselves now. Well, their past will catch up with them. They better hope it catches up here on earth ( hell )and they have to deal with whatever is dealt them , because the after-life is not so nice, I heard. How those disgusting creatures sleep at night now, is beyond me. May you accusers who lied, and you know you did, rot !!

sorry for the double post guys. I only pressed ” submit ” once!

I saw the whole thing and was crying during all of it. I know she didn’t talk to Michael for quite some time but she seemed quite honest in how she felt. I don’t personally like Al Sharpton but his speech was impressive. and for those who said this memorial was boring, like that the he/ll? I didn’t know memorials were supposed to be fun especially when your remembering someone who passed away, even though you might want to celebrate his life its hard not to feel sad. I thought it was an appropriate memorial. My favorite part was Magic Johnson. I also believe there were much more viewers than that Jared.

Not sure why anyone in the world would want to watch this tasteless crap. The guy was a child molester, face mutilating drug addict. He should have been in jail anyway. No one seems to concerned about what a horrible person he was. Besides he has not put out good music in over 20 years.

^Thinks of Elvis, except exchange “face [mutilator]” with “uncontrollable eater”

Now do you see how hypocritical you are? Stop trying to reduce people to lies.

or over-simplified statements

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