Bruce Willis & Katy Perry — no match for Miley Cyrus. Saturday Night Live, with Willis hosting and Perry performing as musical guest, scored a 4.3/11 in metered-market households, and a 2.2/10 in adults 18-49 in the Local People Meters. Yes, the Willis/Perry SNL ranked as the No. 1 telecast of the night on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in the demo 18-49 in the Local People Meters, outscoring all primetime programs on those networks, per usual. But When Miley was the show’s guest host and music act, one week earlier, SNL drew a 4.5 rating in the metered-market households and a 2.7 in adults 18-49 in the Local People Meters. The show with Cyrus as host/musical matched the 18-49 performance of the September 28 SNL season premiere hosted by Fey as well as the May 18 season finale with host Ben Affleck and musical guest Kanye West. In households, last night’s show was down 4% from the season opener.
National ratings, including viewer totals, for last night’s SNL are due from Nielsen on Thursday, October 17.
UPDATED: Surely CBS didn’t really think celebs were going to obey its strict Standards & Practices memo tonight. Besides banning breasts and buttucks and genitals on the Grammy telecast as first reported by Deadline’s Nikki Finke, it forbade obscenity on wardrobe. So Deadmau5 showed up on the Grammys Red Carpet making a slight wardrobe edit. Joel Zimmerman arrived with a hat reading “Your Shit Bums Me Out”. But within minutes he covered the ‘S’ with tape so it read only “Your Hit Bums Me Out”. Deadmau5 told E!: “It was kind of forced.” ”By me,” said his fiancée Kat Von D. That CBS memo also forbade ”bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks”, “bare sides or under curvature of the breasts”, or exposed “puffy bare skin” around genitals. But on the Red Carpet tonight, Rihanna ignored the wardrobe restrictions with a nipple-revealing sheer dress. Katy Perry showed lotsa cleavage. And Jennifer Lopez bared her right leg all the way to the start of her crotch. ”They didn’t say anything about leg!” she told E!’s Ryan Seacrest on the Red Carpet. ”Did you read this memo?! It mentioned things that I don’t say around my house or my children. It’s crazy.” Other offenders on the … Read More »
Paramount Insurge has set a Thursday, July 5, 2012 release date for Katy Perry: Part Of Me, the 3-D concert movie and more for the recording artist whose most recent collection, “Teenage Dream,” produced 5 No. 1 hits. Katy Perry: Part Of Me will be a bit of counter-programming to Sony’s The Amazing Spider Man summer tentpole, which opens July 3, in front of the Independence Day holiday. The film chronicles her California Dreams tour and was inspired by Madonna’s Truth Or Dare documentary in 1991, she tells Teen Vogue. A trailer for the Paramount Pictures release was posted a week ago.
I don’t know whether Viacom chairman Sumner Redstone’s appearance at this morning’s 45-minute annual meeting will do enough to end the speculation that the 88-year-old majority shareholder is becoming frail. Although he showed up — something he briefly said last week that he couldn’t do, due to a scheduling conflict — attendees couldn’t see him walk to or from the dais. When the meeting began the company pulled back a curtain to show Redstone, CEO Philippe Dauman, and General Counsel Michael Fricklas seated at a table. The curtain closed on Redstone when the event ended. He appeared moderately engaged throughout the session, after reading from a prepared statement. Paraphrasing “my very good friend Mark Twain, who couldn’t be here today,” he said, “my absence from this meeting has been greatly exaggerated.”
Dauman then led the session. He said that Paramount yesterday greenlighted a 3D movie with singer Katy Perry, to be called Part Of Me, that will be released this summer. He also acknowledged that plans are in the works for another Mission: Impossible sequel. Dauman said that cable channel Nick Jr will introduce a “Nick Mom” evening programming block beginning this fall. And he says that he’s enthusiastic about the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV series launching on Nickelodeon later this year — to be followed by a Paramount film due out by the end of 2013. Dauman added that the company plans a global consumer products initiative for the franchise. “It’ll be a big hit,” he says. Read More »
We already told you that Katy Perry was getting a 3D feature film. Now the songstress with the Smurf-colored tresses has confirmed it and revealed the title for the concert film that Paramount will release and Imagine Entertainment is producing. Here’s her tweet:
FINALLY, my MOVIE is coming out with Paramount this summer! It’s called “KATY PERRY: PART OF ME” Presented In 3D! KATYCATS-LETS TREND #KP3D
EXCLUSIVE: The CW has picked up two episodes of Perez Hilton Superfan, an unscripted series featuring the celebrity blogger getting close and personal with a different superstar each week. The series of specials was originally commissioned by U.K.’s ITV2 in November with a four-episode order, which premiered in December (trailer below). The two specials acquired by the CW showcase Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. Superfan hails from Chris Coelen’s Kinetic Content, Scotland-based STV Prods., GroupM Entertainment and The Collective. Coelen, Hilton, Alan Clements, Richard Foster, Tony Moulsdale, Steven Grossman, Jennifer Danska and Matilda Zoltowski executive produce. With the acquisition, Superfan joins Kinetic’s two unscripted U.S. broadcast series, recent ABC entry You Deserve It and NBC’s upcoming Betty White’s Off Their Rockers.
BREAKING: Paramount will make a deal for an untitled 3D feature focusing on pop sensation Katy Perry. I’m told the film has already been shot by director Nanette Burstein. Imagine Entertainment and AEG filmed Perry as she performed late last year with 3D cameras. The film includes concert footage but is a real story and the story of her growing up and becoming a global sensation. Several studios have been into it, but Paramount seems a natural given its success with Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. The plan is to release the film in June or July.