The much-talked about Lady Gaga & the Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular finally aired and well, it flopped. According to TV by the Numbers, the Thanksgiving special garnered a paltry 0.9 viewer rating with adults 18-49. This means that a large number of U.S. viewers did not tune in and comments such as these from those who did:
Was I hallucinating, or did Lady Gaga dress like a bottle of Coke for a duet with RuPaul on her show with the Muppets? Why, Kermit, Why?!?
— galvanqi2 (@galvanqi2) November 30, 2013
Programmers seriously felt Lady Gaga and the Muppets would go really well together? Okay then.
— Arlene Dickinson (@ArleneDickinson) November 30, 2013
ABC is shocked ppl didn't tune in for Muppets w/ Lady Gaga? Many parents don't dig Lady Gaga 4 small kids. Duh. See also Kinky Boots.
— Milkshakes Anytime (@MomMilkshake) November 30, 2013
didn’t help at all.
As earlier reported by us, the show featured Lady Gaga performing with acts intriguing in their own way– RuPaul, Elton John, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and of course, the Muppets. Even with their help, it didn’t do well with television viewers. Maybe a little behind-the-scenes tension between Gaga and Miss Piggy would have helped, or maybe this one will take a while for America to appreciate.
We’ll see if it becomes a cult hit in the future.