Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Beyonce Loses To Madonna In Ratings - Caused Power Outages

Beyonce had some bad news come out yesterday. Not only were there several reports that she caused the power to go out at the Superdome twice during her rehearsals last week, now comes news that some how Madonna beat her in the halftime ratings. I'm actually shocked by that. I feel like everyone in the world is talking about Beyonce's performance way more than Madonna's was discussed last year. Second, the Super Bowl this weekend set a record for most watched television show in US history. The ratings don't lie though and Beyonce got 104M viewers and Madonna got 112.5M. That is almost a ten percent bump for Madonna in a show that was rated lower.

95 comments:

Karen said...

I wasn't a huge fan of Madonna's show, but I thought it was better than Bey's.

KPeony said...

Can't stand either of them.

Mikey said...

Michael K has the funniest link to selected pics from Beyonce's "show".
http://www.buzzfeed.com/lyapalater/the-fiercest-moments-from-beyonces-halftime-show
Worst according to Michael K. are #5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 19 and 22.

Jolene Jolene said...

No, Enty, the Super Bowl was not the most watched show in US history. That's what they initially, but when ratings came in it was only the third--first being last year's SB and second the 2010 SB. And that is why you shouldn't get your "news" from Enty! :)

seaward said...

Beyonce's new nose totally ruined her face. CAN'T SHE LIVE???

greenmountaingal said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Despite what Beyonce thinks, Beyonce will never be on Madonna's level.

I wouldn't be surprised if her show did cause the power outage. All of the hot air coming out of her probably melted the power grid.

I think I had a drink of Mean Juice this morning...I'm feeling snarkier than usual.

ReesesPeace said...

Mean juice. LOL My nickname is Meanie and I had an overdose of Mean Juice y/day, but I'm in a jovial mood today. Thank goodness, because I don't like to be mean!

Yeah, Beyonce only wishes she had Madonna's pull. Funny though, I heard way more after Madonna's show than I've heard about B's. *shrug*

MISCH said...

Personally I thought she was awful, the faces (photo's which she wants removed from the web) the grunting, the aren't I sexy posing ....
During the entire thing I kept wishing for Tina Turner to come out and show her how it's really done..
And she is becoming the female Michael Jackson with all the tweeking of her face and body...

libby said...

Mikey---The best part was that Beyonce had her publicist write them and ask Gawker or Deadspin or Buzzfeed or whomever to SCRUB THOSE PICS from their article.

Trying to control the internet, just 'cause she's special. It WAS live TV, ffs!

camembert said...

Why were the ratings better for Madonna than Beyonce? Well, the obvious answer is that Madonna was slagged viciously in the press in the run-up to her performance, so there was morbid curiosity about what she would do. Beyonce received no such treatment in the press until her inaugural national anthem kerfuffle.

And the other answer? Madonna is the Queen.

JisforMe said...

I loved Beyonce's half time show. I thought it was great. She's an awesome performer.

cc423 said...

She's good and all that, but Madonna was the originator.

Wen said...

I refused to watch the egomaniac. I can't stand her or Joe Camel.

Vera L- said...

My kids likes Beyonce and hated the show. So there.

FSP said...

It was her thunder thighs that knocked out the power.

Schmucky Putz said...

Who cares. They both suck ass.

ReesesPeace said...

If those are thunder thighs, someone needs to shoot me dead right now. :( lol

Jessica said...

Can't stand Madonna and hated her show, but what annoyed me about Beyonce's show was... it seemed like she kept trying to prove she was singing live over and over, because of that inaugural thing. So it was a whole lot of sounds/noises that weren't part of songs that really made no sense, and there was more dancing than singing. I think the real reason there were less viewers is all the racist hillbilly football fans were mad it was wasn't Faith Hill or someone and turned it off (actually, sadly, know someone like that)

just curious said...

Madonna is the most overrated performer on the planet and should have retired years ago.Not excluding the fact that she jacked more shit from Black folk than anyone else.

EmEyeKay said...

The Short One and I both thought Madonna's show was more entertaining. LMFAO, M.I.A., Nicki Minaj, the bouncing rope guy... it was more fun.

Alma said...

You can't top the Queen. She takes a lot of crap for what she does. Madonna did it first and better.

Trey said...

Madonna may be a horrible person, but she is a hell of a live entertainer.

just curious said...

Originator of what???

libby said...

I think it was less likely racism, than Beyonce is simply overexposed of late. She still did extremely well, and almost beat Madge, who famously had just injured herself and was old for her show...and they milked it ad nauseum for drama and ratings.

IF Madge was injured that is, she the Mistress of Publicity Manipulation, in perpetuity.

MadLyb said...

I'm not really a fan of either Madonna or Beyonce - I guess when people get egos that big it starts to become a turn off. But damn, what did Beyonce do to her beautiful face? I hope that's just bad makeup. I mean, she's still beautiful, but I'll never understand why gorgeous women like her and Megan Fox keep tweaking their faces until they start to look freakish. My god, how beautiful do you need to be? :(

Darkmyst said...

Most of the people I've talked to thought the half time show Sunday was one of the worst ever.

Where's Shelly? said...

I find Madonna pretentious, and Beyonce even more so. If you're successful be gracious about it. period.

B. Profane said...

No, the worst ever in recent times was when Roger and Pete came out and made a mockery of the legacy of The Who.

libby said...

Where's Shelley, ITA.

Sherry said...

Half time shows are bloated wastes of time no matter who performs them. I'd rather see some local high school band on the field like football starts out. Giv us a bunch of college students in full band uniform and take down the scale a bit. Those were halftime shows!

LOVED the pics of Bey making all the faces. Funny someone said they werre trying to remove them.

Its just U said...

I love Madonna (80's kid here) and I like Beyonce. I don't really care about their ego's or their bitchiness. I like my pop music. (but I am a rock chick at heart).
Going by which show was better and leaving personal feelings aside I gotta say Madonna was better. It felt like an event.
Beyonce was good but we've all seen it so many times now it felt slightly boring. Same kind of dancing and costumes all the time.
Just my opinion.

figgy said...

I loved the piece Jon Stewart showed: she's kind of pawing the ground in a horse-y like motion. Jon's like "and... whatever... THIS...is..."

just curious said...

That's what you call being THICK.
Mind you,being THICK is totally different from FAT.

Chrissy Buns said...

I found the game boring, the commercials (for the most part) abysmal, and the halftime show sweaty and annoying...I'm wondering if I will bother watching next year.

yvettie said...

Was it really that exciting that everyone is STILL talking about it?

S.joy said...

Madonna has been an icon for YEARS. It's possible that she has more fans. Either way, I enjoyed both shows.

OAN: I'm very tired of the jokes about Beyonce's weight and her "thunder thighs." I think its pretty rude.

Ari said...

the song choices Beyonce chose were horrible, Baby Boy? Independent Woman? Just wrong...what happened to Lose my Breath? or Get Me Bodied, this wasn't a concert, this was a moment to boom it! but what do i know...

Tuxedo Cat said...

I think the difference is simply that Madonna has been around 20 years longer than Beyonce! She's had 20 more years in show business to get that ten percent of superbowl watchers.

Vkn said...

I think those were the worst according to Beyonces publicist not Michael K

Comma Chaser said...

I've thought the halftime show has been overdone for a long, long time now. I know there's incentive to give people a show, their money's worth etc., but man, she had to have had at least half of her tracks piped in with all of the complex choreography.

Does it make me a bad person to downscale it, maybe have a local high school marching band do the show, after some kinda American Idol-esque runoff is held? Too antiquated an idea?

lazyday603 said...

So the people in charge of the Superdome knew she overloaded their grid (twice!) before the day of the game & they did nothing? Idiocracy.

Schmucky Putz said...

@Libby- You seriously didn't just play the race card. Numbers don't lie. Obama got re-elected. Aren't you over your white guilt yet?

Meg said...

Setting aside the Madonna vs. Beyonce debate for a moment...regarding the "Beyonce caused the power outage" headlines, I don't blame her for this as much as I do the team in charge of operations at the Superdome. If she blew the power during rehearsals, they had plenty of warning that the system couldn't handle the load and they should have made accommodations to the power supply or changed the plans for the halftime show. Beyonce, although a shameless wretched diva, was not responsible for managing the Superdome's power grid.

LottaColada said...

@Wen- OMG I will be calling jigga by Joe Camel from now on! Lol

lazyday603 said...

Any older act is going to draw a bigger audience because more people are familiar with their music. My entire experience with Beyonce is her appearance in the Austin Powers sequel. I don't listen to the radio format she gets played on so she's just another random celebrity to me. Madonna on the other hand got famous when everybody watched the same videos on MTV. Even if you don't like Madonna, you are familiar with her music. She was everywhere from 1984-1995. Same deal with The Blackeyed Peas. I thought Fergie was Prince Andrew's disgraced ex-wife.

nevermindthat said...

I don't buy that this was the most watched Superbowl because so many people didn't even care about this Superbowl and that's probably why Beyonce lost in the ratings war. Giants and Patriots of last year were more important than the Ravens and 49ers. I beleive Madonna won by default because more people tune in to the Papa and Giants.

Susan said...

I think Madonna's music selection was more suited for the half-time show. And I'm saying that as someone who hates LMFAO with all of my being. In fact, pulling them onto stage was one of my least favorite parts of her show.

Love her or hate her, Madonna is a fabulous performer. I think if Madonna had the half-time gig at Beyonce's age, she still would have blown Beyonce out of the park. Just watch Truth or Dare, and you would clearly see that.

Beyonce's music just sucks. There's always so much going on. I really do not think her voice is that great. I totally agree with douchebag Simon Cowell, who stated in the past that he doesn't get America's fascination with Beyonce. Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood, Christina Aguilera, now those gals have some powerful voices.

Whatever.

Jessi said...

Huh. Maybe I was drunk, but I actually enjoyed her performance. And seriously if that girl has thunder thighs, well then damn give me her thunder things, actually I'll take her entire bod!



Tuxedo Cat said...

@Schmucky Putz

You're allowed to hang on to your white guilt bc I have a feeling you need it.

RocketQueen said...

I guess I'm in the minority here, but I much preferred Beyonce to Madonna. Madonna annoys the SHIT out of me.

auntliddy said...

they both leave me cold didnt even know Madonna was on!! not that I care, lol

SingBlue said...

Well being an avid bird-lover, I stayed up till the middle of the night to watch the advertised show about the Superb Owl, and all it was was this crappy American Football game, and a crap concert at half time. Never again I tells you.

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

I have to agree w/B. Profane on this one--I love The Who, but Pete and Roger were just awful that night, and my roommate the musicians was in total agreement w/me on that. I have to admit it was a relief to see them do so much better on the 12/12/12 show, because I would have hated for the Super Bowl performance to be the last time I saw them perform on TV.

And yes, Bey has thick legs, not fat ones; she's mentioned it herself in interviews in the past (I seem to recall reading comments to that effect in Allure back when her Austin Powers movie came out). There's not a whole lot diet, exercise, or even plastic surgery can do for that past a certain point; it's just her natural shape, and that's all there is to it. She may annoy the crap out of me at times, but I'm not going to give her grief for something like that.

JSierra said...

Rocket once again, I agree. I thought Bey put on a helluva performance, even if there wasn't too much singing involved.

I guess February is officially race blame month because people can't seem to help but bring up race in every single post these days.

Mango said...

I didn't watch either Superbowl show and HOLY FUCK, what did Beyonce do to her nose? She already had it tweaked and it looked great; please, let her nose in the clip I saw be a case of bad lighting or heavy makeup or anything but a hack job!

RocketQueen said...

JSierra - you read my mind. I may have finally lost my temper on that issue in the blind about the celeb on lock down today.

just curious said...

Funny thing about this site,since this is Black History Month,the few black celebs that get facetime on this site (Bey,Chris Brown) are hacked to pieces by commentators who by majority aren't even black.Chris may be the only black celeb who gets constant postings.The only black dude on the site and the most polarizing.

just curious said...

I hate white guilt.Its' another part of liberal racism.
Whitefolk going outta their way to help blackfolk or nonwhite demo and make sure their actions are documented.But they know their good deeds is just an distraction from damage that their Aryan brothers and sisters are heaping upon the same demo.

White Guilt aka White People Bullshit

MISCH said...

Gee she's just a girl who has to work at keeping the body she wants, believe me she's not alone. If we were all perfect the gyms would be empty..
I prefer a healthy body to a skinny under-nourished one.
However I still can't stand her, she's a vampire feeding off the admiration of others...it's almost as if I can hear her say...adore me, adore me. I pity her when someone knocks her off her pedestal...

lc said...

Yep, my daughter too. She DID like when Destiny's Child sang but couldn't understand why Bey's voice was louder than the other girls. She said, 'Mama, aren't they supposed to be a team?'
There is no Bey in the word team!
She also thought Madonna's show was 'way better' because of all the dancers and M.I.A, Nicki Minaj, LMFAO, and CeeLo Green. Oh and the tightrope dancer. Madonna is an egomaniac herself, but she did share the stage. And you could hear everyone of them just as loud as Madonna.

__-__=__ said...

Wrong music. She could have sung anything and she selects this? Wrong outfit too. Either tighten up the thighs or drape something, anything over them. It's a show ffs. What else does she have to do other than exercise?!?!?! She should have done better. JZ should have made sure she did better.

S.joy said...

@just curious I usually don't comment when race is brought up. What I WILL say is that most if not ALL celebs get hacked to pieces on this site. That's just what we do. It's doesn't always have to be because of race.

I definitely think that Enty should feature more black celebs. Rihanna, CB and Bey get too many posts. There's so many stories out there, so much gossip on urban blogs that i would love to see reported on here. That's why I sometimes send Enty interesting stories I find on missjia.com, necolebitchie.com and sandrarose.com.

B. Profane said...

I'm utterly uninterested or contemptuous of all things Beyonce, but she's got nice legs. That's muscle on those thighs, not fat.

Derek Harvey said...

Beyonce is a boring liar. Madonna was amazing last year. I don't understand how anyone in their right mind could say Madonnas performance last year was not better then Beyonces. I am bored with the Madonna hate. She has done so much in the past to fight racism and homophobia through her music and media presence. She single handily spoke out against homophobia and public acceptance of gay people in the 80s. No one was that bold and had that much impact. She still looks and sounds great. Not crazy about her latest album but she will bounce back, she always does.

Pookie said...

her song selection was a compilation of her highest grossing units. a quick lookup on soundscan proves that. keep in mind that everything here is by design.

i enjoyed bey far more than madonna trying to mimic taylor swift's drum majorette 'fearless' tour opening number, ceelo's teeny arms, or m.i.a.'s vulgarity last yr. granted, madonna has an iconic career, thus the upper hand on a broader demographic, but i'm really surprised at the percentage difference in the ratings was that high.

tara17 said...

Madonna's show was an extravaganza of all sorts, whereas Beyonce was just a stripper, albeit talented and not entirely naked, singing a song.

libby said...

Schmuck, I was dispelling the race comment brought up by Jessica, if you can read.


Mango said...

@ justcurious - I think we're color blind on this site. We pretty much snark about everyone. But please, take your dog and pony show elsewhere. We're not biting.

Taracu said...

Como wha? Curious, don't be hatin' cause I'm white!
I don't think Bey got a nose job. It looked like too much contour powder on the bridge of her nose to narrow it.

SashaJames2 said...

I really don't get the beyonce hate. I don't exactly think she has done anything terrible, she is beautiful, talented and not scandalous at all and yet she gets do much flack. Yes she probably did her nose, but so what???? Hollywood folks go plastic surgery all the time, it's not like beyonce has gone extreme with her surgeries. I'm not a fan of hers at all, but I think the hate is something else now.

Taracu said...

Curioass, yeah it has nothing to do with Chris Brown beating his girlfriend to a pulp and trying to kill her.. It's bc he's black we don't like him. FFS. Have you ever seen the commentary on TommyGirl , or the Pivert, or Travolta, or Coop? We are equal opportunity snarkers. Get over your big black racist ass.

cricket said...

I can't stand Beyonce. I watched a few minutes of her and switched to the much more entertaining Puppy Bowl. I wish the lights would have gone out during her show instead of during the game.

Kimberly said...

Yes, I have thick legs like Bey. So do Pink and Brooke Hogan. So do alot of people. I've been a size 4 and a size 10 and I always have had huge bones and large muscle groups in my thighs and upper arms. I'm built like a gymnast, or a roller derby girl, or a weight lifter. No one's body is the same and not even a coke addiction, anorexia and plastic surgery can change the total way that you are built and framed on the muscoskeltial level. Look at Broke Hogan.... she would look like hell at 98 pounds.. she's not built like a super model.

****But the good thing about huge bones, large muscle groups and being athletic..I was in a wreck three weeks ago where I was hit at 65 miles an hour on the side of my car, pushed into another car and rolled my car. I walked away saying ouch. A small boned anarexic person would have probably been hurt.

All about Eve said...

I didn't hate Beyonce's show but it could have been better. The songs were not the best choice and I would have loved to have seen Jay make a cameo appearance. I'm not a fan but she is beautiful, pretentious as hell but still talented too

Madonna is a legend and love her or hate her her songs are iconic. I did like her show last year, very entertaining.

Seachica said...

Please, do not feed the troll

Amartel said...

Probably got lower ratings because the score was so lop-sided at the half that a lot of people tuned out.

Wen said...

@LottaColada - I believe that is a Michael K. quote.

lilo723 said...

I am sick of always having to look at Beyonce's nasty crotch every time she performs. Her and Rihanna both.

just curious said...

We're not biting.

Shiiit,I got all kinds of panties wadded,boxers bucnhed,thongs twisted,bra straps sliding off in the Brown/Community service post. Trust me,they're biting..go check the drama.

lazyday603 said...

I just think Madonna is a credit to her race, wouldn't you agree just curious?

just curious said...
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__-__=__ said...

Anybody else check buzzfeed? Hilarious!! Thunder thighs, back fat, bingo wings, bitch face, and when did she get the football player neck implant!?!?!?!? Seriously, WTH! And what is with the spreading of legs to show us her crotch? It's nothing special!!! She's pretty and should have done better. All that could have been fixed - but then I wouldn't be laughing so hard at the buzzfeed photos now.

just curious said...

Fool,I can't even say your name.No ones hates you because your white nor do I feel sorry for you when you fuck up through your own self-infliction (Lohan,Bynes,next white girl that comes up missing during Amber Alert).

dragon said...

When Destiny Child came out I died of joy. also makes me feel old.


JSierra said...

Dragon I did a fist pump and a half leap out of my seat accompanied by a screeched "I knew it!" before I realize how foolish I looked. I was just so excited to see Kelly and Michelle fly up from the stage that I couldn't contain myself.

dixie lee said...

Hello! I have never posted here before but I have read for a long time! Some of you guys are great and I love reading what you have to say, but others are not as wonderful. @just curious you are one of the most racist people I have seen! You seem to blame white people for everything, so you need to get over it! I read some of your other posts today and it is not a time issue.

dixie lee said...
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ReesesPeace said...

@dixie lee: Welcome to CrazyLand!! That's a helluva first post and I wholeheartedly agree! Hope to see you post again! ;)

just curious said...

I wasn't really making race claim just an observation.There are bigger Black celebs than Brown like Denzel and Smith who cultivate their white fanbase.I'm sure the geeks can do the numbers but I think there are more posts about Chris Brown on this site than any other Black celeb.And those posts are based solely on his mis-deeds.

You make a good point.

Honestly,I think this site shouldn't have that much material on Black celebs..what for? so folks on here can mangle.

Enty's site is about $$$

He wants the white dollar.

His audience are mostly white female.

Can you imagine CDAN folks going to a urban blog ,identifying themselves as white and comparing Bey to Madonna???
That Bey Army will eat'em alive.

Henriette said...

What's going to happen next year when there might not be a half time show?

Henriette said...

I still haven't gotten over my Niners losing! I'm glad they're moving to Santa Clara now. Let Santa Clara pay for them. I remember when I was a little girl and the Niners gave donkey rides to kids with the football tickets. First time I ever saw Joe Montana.

Anyhoo, Vadge was more interesting than Bewolf. Bewolf always does the same stuff. Vadge did some weird cheer leading crap.

Alita said...

@just curious, I believe you. You are *totally* the authority on thick.

Sorry for oppressing you.

Be said...

I think she puts on a good show; however, I think that I've reached my saturation point with her.

italiangal56 said...

Madonna is a much better entertainer. Beyonce sucks-ugly & no talent. She's looking whiter & whiter. Those stupid wigs she wears, doesn't she have hair of her own? She should lay off the testosterone.She is having alot done to her face, pretty soon she'll be white!

babo said...

Beyone sure does a lot of squats in this halftime, I d have kept them at the gym and her outfit in the bedroom she shares with Jay Z, Agent Provocateur and Mad Max