LADY GAGA & THE MUPPETS Not a Rating's Winner for ABC
Deadline reports that ABC's Thanksgiving Day presentation of Lady Gaga And The Muppets Holiday Spectacular was down 25% from the network's Michael Jackson special Bad 25 which they aired in the same time slot last turkey day. The show matched the 0.9 that FOX's Glee delivered last night in the 9-10 PM time slot. Glee's episode, titled 'Puppet Master' proved that it was not a good night for puppets!
ABC aired the 90-minute special, "Lady Gaga & The Muppets' Holiday Spectacular," which offered an avant-garde twist on the classic holiday variety show as Lady Gaga went backstage with The Muppets, making a performance dream come true for the multi-platinum singer songwriter when they combine forces to sing holiday favorites and Lady Gaga hits.
The special featured Lady Gaga performing songs from her new album, ARTPOP, available Monday, November 11 on Streamline/Interscope Records. Performance highlights included a duet between Lady Gaga and Kermit the Frog, a dazzling rendition of Gaga's hit "Applause" with special Muppet guests, and performance duets with Sir Elton John, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and RuPaul. Kristen Bell appears in a special sketch alongside the Muppets and Lady Gaga. In addition, Swedish Chef, Beaker and Animal will perform special Muppet renditions of the holiday classics "Deck the Halls" and "Jingle Bells."
The program also featured sneak peek from the upcoming Disney movie "Muppets Most Wanted," which features Lady Gaga herself in a spectacular cameo performance. Disney's "Muppets Most Wanted" hits theaters March 21, 2014.