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Miley's TV show flops big time

By Alan Pergament

It looks like Miley Cyrus better plan her next career move.

The Lady Gaga performance act thing isn't working ... on television anyway.

Cyrus' two-hour NBC special Sunday night was a local and national flop on a low viewing night that ended the holiday weekend.

According to Marc Berman of the website Media Insights, the rating for Cyrus' two-hour "Bangerz Tour" program may have hit a historic national low for a Sunday night on NBC.

It had a 1.4 household rating nationally and dropped audience every half hour until the final 30 minutes. It had only 2 million viewers and didn't even hit a 1 rating in the age 18-49 demographic.

It didn't even do as well nationally as a repeat of a reality show that was its lead-in, "American Ninja Warrior" (1.5), or a two-hour ABC reality singing competition "Rising Star" (2.7).

Locally, Cyrus' program had a 2.8 rating on Channel 2, finishing third among network programs in its time slot to "Rising Star" (3.3) and the two-hour CBS original drama competition on Channel 4 of "Reckless" (2.2) and "Unforgettable" (3.7).

In short, you can just about forget about Cyrus ever getting another national broadcast TV special.


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Alan Pergament

Alan Pergament

Alan Pergament has continued to blog about television topics since retiring in 2010 as The News' television writer after 28 years on the beat. From local on-air personalities to ratings to the latest on network and cable programming, he keeps you informed.

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