Miss America Now Homeless
March 30, 2007 3:32 PM
I was a little surprised that cable net CMT, which successfully aired the Miss America Pageant for the last two years, getting great ratings, dropped the annual beauty contest like a hot potato.
Last year the special attracted 3.1 million viewers and although this year’s telecast had dropped to 2.4 million viewers, both telecasts were CMT’s highest rated shows.
Those are more than respectable numbers for a cable airing. So does Miss America still have legs, and what network, if any, will pick up the show for next year? I cannot imagine a women’s network like Oxygen or Lifetime going there, potentially riling up feminist viewers. So how about Spike TV, with it’s young male audience? Or how about nowhere? Your turn to judge and hand out the tiara.