No One Liked Lady Gaga’s Muppet Special

The singer's Thanksgiving special flopped

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Lady Gaga may wear the muppets well, but she can’t hang with them.

ABC’s Lady Gaga & The Muppets Holiday Spectacular was anything but dazzling, with only 3.6 million people tuning in for the Thanksgiving special. Even the star power of Kristen Bell, Sir Elton John, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and a 1990s throwback to Ru Paul wasn’t enough to draw in viewers.

As Entertainment Weekly points out, the ARTPOP singer’s Thanksgiving special two years ago, which aired at the same time, had 5.4 million viewers. (Perhaps they were all at the early Black Friday sales?) Earlier in the evening, 5.3 million viewers tuned in for the annual showing of  “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.”

[Entertainment Weekly]

23 comments
ToanNguyen
ToanNguyen

Gaga - 260.000 sales
Cyrus - 270.000 sales
Perry - 280.000 sales
Eminem - 700.000 sales
And then they called Gaga (not Katy, not Miley) a ''flop''.
This article is just full of hating. I don't buy her album but it's obvious that the media is just trying to turn her into some kind of epic fail.

angelique
angelique

Dont speak for me time magazine douchbag downplayer. I have my own mind and thoughts and I effing loved it. Thats the problem with media today thinking they know peoples thoughts. Give me a break....

LucyMcFadden
LucyMcFadden

THE FLOPPING CONTINUES!!!!!!  LADY WHO?

cuchulain999
cuchulain999

Typical misleading headline.  There is no evidence provided that viewers disliked the show.  To say that not many people watched (relatively speaking) would be true.  The headline as written is unsupported and likely false.  In the very limited sample here, those who watched seemed to like it...

chrispy50
chrispy50

This is a terrible headline;  I thought the special was a ton of fun, and she and her guests kicked it big time.

KarlosWis
KarlosWis

Poor Lady Caca she is so desparate, show after show she waits for the "magic boost" in sales but nothing seems to be working, she flops and it seems her 15 minutes are up LOL

thoneellaneras
thoneellaneras

 3 MILLION PEOPLE are considered "NO ONE"? The title is extremely misleading. How trendy of you to join the "lady gaga flops" bandwagon. That flop is getting richer every single day and has a freakin social network site dedicated to worshiping her. She's far from the failure you "journalists" continue to write about.

MJPrego
MJPrego

Who told you that? I loved the show

JohnBrown1
JohnBrown1

Lady gaga is so obnoxious that I wish someone would just ki ll her. Well, maybe not ki ll her, but I wish her career was like reaaaaly over and she was never heard from again.

DfghfgFgdhgfd
DfghfgFgdhgfd

The show was amazing! Her vocals are out of this world!! :)

patsijean
patsijean

Sorry, but not true.  My husband, and many other friends loved the show.  

Brattyoz
Brattyoz

Not watching is not the same as not liking!

mmgonewild
mmgonewild

@KarlosWis You do realize Gaga was a major hit in ratings not but a couple weeks prior on SNL right? Let me help you educate, its called demography. And it has nothing to do with her "15 minutes of fame" ...which hasn't she been going on for 5 years now?

By the way after watching the special later I thought it was pretty good and I'm not really into the muppets.

angelique
angelique

You are full of caca seeing as how you are here hating.

AdamStevenson
AdamStevenson

@thoneellaneras Um. 3 million people out of 300 million...is pathetic in terms of ratings. That's the point. If it were ANY TV show, 3 million is awful. Understand? It was a bomb. And to be honest, her latest album hasn't sold NEARLY as well as her previous records. She's on her way out. I know that's hard for you to deal with, but most people are just tired of her Madonna shtick at this point. It's not that she's untalented - it's that her music is generic as hell and doesn't live up to the aesthetic that she presents. She wants to be some Andy Warhol-ian post-modernist concept, but her music is generic dance music - it's indistinguishable from anyone else - her last single sounded like a Katy Perry song; not to mention, she doesn't realize that the culture is so beyond post-modernism at this point that it's just kind of sad to watch her try to push a dead visual concept to shovel generic dance music. The numbers don't lie: she's on the way out - at least in terms of mega-popularity. That said, I hope it gives her time to focus more on her ballads, because that's where her voice and talent really lies.

angelique
angelique

Dont wish death on anyone its bad karma TROLL. You may just wake up and find yourself dead...

mizzrheya09
mizzrheya09

@JohnBrown1 well thats not gonna happen being that she is already super famous. so i wish someone would kill you, like tomorrow. and i bet that NO ONE will care :)

mmgonewild
mmgonewild

@AdamStevenson  You completely misunderstood Gaga's intent with ARTPOP. She wasn't trying to make her music seem like "art" or "god-like" and whatever else pretentious mind set your thinking of. She was merely trying to make music ABOUT art, bringing in a bit of the art culture which most people don't have a f****** clue about. Practically no one knew who Jeff Koons was before her song Applause, or who Donatella Versace is? Hell I bet most teeny boopers don't even know who the f*** ANDY WARHOL EVEN IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and that's just f****** sad...

Gaga wanted to bring the content of art into her music as a subject, not as a self-worshiped bigotry your trying to make her out to be. Learn to read, comprehend, and get a better understanding of s*** before you start spouting that ad nauseam bandwagon that everyone likes to flail on about with ignorance.

mizzrheya09
mizzrheya09

@AdamStevenson there are ALOT of other shows and programs who dont even reach 1 million viewd and are on average. Understand? Maybe in chart terms it was a bomb because it wasnt the most watched but ppl expect her to ALWAYS be #1 and it isnt happening for her right now the way it use to. But that doesnt mean shes "on her way out" she will never stop making music. She doesnt wanna be popular and for u to say her music is generic dance music, she is the one who brought that and put it into pop music and now everyone is doing it so shes suppose to swicth up her formula?? Her latest single sounds NOTHING like KP.. idiot, what a stupid thing, ive never heard kp sing an R&B tune. Madonna schtik? She has done ALOT of things that madonna hasnt. if he "on her way out" puts her numbers at the same level of all these other pop stars such as Miley and Katy then that is ok, cuz being that is her rock bottom, when she fights her way back to the top again, the world WILL be eating their hearts out, kinda like they did when she first came on the scene. I think bcuz what she is doing is different, ppl are rejecting it cuz they dont understand. but this problem is only in america, she has been very successful this year over seas.