Two ratings are out on the Live Earth program, one for language and another for veiwership.
Rated for Strong Language
I wonder how many parental control programs on family TV’s had to black out the program for inappropriate content. If Live Earth is for the benefit of future generations, shouldn’t it be appropriate for them to watch it?
Viewership was a dismal failure and couldn’t keep pace with guess what? Tennis! Yea, a real thriller! Ok, it was the Wimbledon Cup, but it’s still tennis.
Viewing figures for the show failed to live up to expectations. The live afternoon television coverage attracted an average of less than 1 million viewers on BBC2, losing out to BBC1’s coverage of the Wimbledon ladies’ singles final.
In the evening, when coverage switched from BBC2 to BBC1, the average audience was around 2.7 million viewers.
The peak audience, for Madonna’s set, was watched by 4.5 million after 10pm.