December 1, 2008 / 1:25 AM / in 9 years

Ratings not so rosy for O'Donnell variety show

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - A mere 5 million viewers tuned in Friday for the 8 p.m. bow of Rosie O’Donnell’s variety show, “Rosie Live,” on NBC. The show has been dropped from the network’s schedule.

Rosie O'Donnell gives the victory sign in New York, November 13, 2003 . REUTERS/Stephen Chernin SC/HB

Among those making appearances on the hourlong program — conceived as a throwback to such series as “The Carol Burnett Show” — were Alanis Morissette, Alec Baldwin, Clay Aiken, Ne-Yo and Liza Minnelli. It earned a 1.2 preliminary rating among adults 18-49.

During the weekend, O’Donnell, a former cohost of “The View,” wrote on her blog that the low ratings and bad reviews meant that NBC would not pick up the series.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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