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'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve' 2018 Ratings Way Up From Last Year!

'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve' 2018 Ratings Way Up From Last Year!

Plenty more people were ringing in the New Year with ABC this year!

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest enjoyed a considerable uptick in viewers compared to the 2016-2017 broadcast, according to the numbers reported by The Neilsen Company.

The first part of the 2018 New Year’s Eve special, which ran from 8-10 p.m. EST, averaged 9.11 million viewers, up from 6.61 during the 2016-2017 broadcast. The second half averaged 15.72 million viewers, compared to 11.56 million last year, resulting in a 48% overall increase in adults 18-49 versus last year’s program.

This year’s special included performances by Mariah Carey, Britney Spears and BTS. Check them all out if you haven’t already!

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  • Lalique Murano

    Nothing like the expectation of Mariah Carey screwing it up again, lip-synching again, or acting like a diva again, to increase ratings. She didn’t disappoint on the acting-the-diva part!

  • Always_Tastey

    She sounded great & the only ones who will say anything negative is her HATERS!!

  • BTS myforever bae

    The power of DNA & MIC DROP REMIX of course my BTS

  • Yalda

    BTS impact

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  • Eyes Wide Open

    You used “is” but you meant to use “are.”

  • Eyes Wide Open

    I’m sure these ratings are can be attributed to the arctic temperatures that plagued a lot of the country. Here in the Northeast, many bars and clubs took a bit hit on NY Eve when it came to numbers due to peoples staying home because in some places, the temperatures was below zero. These people who stayed home probably tuned into the NY Eve countdown shows.

  • Always_Tastey

    I typed what I meant to be typed!! 🤔

  • DH Saunders

    MC comeback of the decade -

  • Ice Kaneki

    The Power of BTS! KINGS! Great support from armys!!!! 🤟🤞❤️

  • timmyy

    agreed, but she nailed her performance. i was surprised lol

  • timmyy

    cant lie, i tuned in to watch mariah carey to something horrific, but she killed her performance. i mean that woman 100% REDEEMED herself.

    she sang in – 10 degree weather & didnt lip synch a SINGLE WORD.

    i have to give credit where its due.

    seems like the media is giving her credit too

    i wouldnt doubt for a second that the reason the views sky rocketed was because of mariah carey alone..