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Dick Clark Is Still The Man!

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After almost 40 years of ushering in the New Year, Dick Clark is still on top. At least with a little help from Ryan Seacrest!

According to Nielsen ratings, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve on ABC was the most-watched show of the night. It was even up 2% from last year!

It may not have been #1 but NBC’S New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly did better than ever. The ratings were up 13% in adults 18-49, while Fox's Billboard New Year’s Eve Live was down by 21%.

Congrats, Dick! Wishing you a healthy 2010!

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43 comments to “Dick Clark Is Still The Man!”

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  2. 2

    ps- Perez, get a hi-res image next time. jesus.

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    When I'm at home on New Year's Eve, Dick Clark's special is always the one I watch when it gets close to midnight. I've been watching it since I was a little kid. It's the go-to place to see the ball drop. Stay strong and healthy Dick and I'll try to do the same so that I can see you again for New Year 2011.

  4. 4

    Bleh, your posts suck today Perez.

  5. 5

    That totally looks like a high school prom picture!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!!

  6. 6

    I like watching Kathy Griffin on CNN instead.


  7. meme says – reply to this


    ABC screwed up big time. They didn't show the ball dropping at midnight. They showed the stupid countdown screen under the ball. Morons.

  8. 8

    Instead of a Rockin' Eve, how about a Dick Clark vs. Bob Dole dance-off?

    Just sayin'.

  9. 9

    We watched it and I love Ryan but Dick needs to step down. Very painful and annoying to watch….can't understand him. TIME TO GIVE IT UP DICK!!

  10. 10

    This old dude needs to go cause he looked aweful

  11. 11

    God bless Dick Clark, but nothing like feeling real bad for someone to start the new year. He simply isn't able to speak. An appearance and a hello would do just fine. I wasn't able to understand what he was saying and he kept on talking!!

  12. 12

    Love Ryan but Dick needs to give it up!!! We couldn't understand a single word he said!!! Way too painful and annoying to watch. GOODBYE DICK….PLEASE!!!!

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    Seacrest likes….dick!




  14. 14

    Re: star_brite – 4/realzRe: meme
    of courze, ABC=aka=obama channel=govt.=zuckz
    Dick Clark iz the devilz brother, thatz why he iz ztill alive and making moola.

  15. 15

    Scaaaary, to say the least. He needs to retire. Just like those NY Mets announcers they trot out; older than hell with garbled speech (like Kiner). And I'm a senior!

  16. 16

    I hate that people make fun of Dick Clark, I've watched his New Years show since I was little and I hate that they talk crap about him; he had a stroke people. I think he sounded better this year than last year and I hope he keeps getting better through 2010!!

  17. 17

    without Adam Lambert I'm not watching

  18. 18

    I thought this fucker die years ago, Just go away and make room for the younger dudes

  19. 19

    awesome good to see him alive!

  20. ap076 says – reply to this


    Ryan Seacrest would never do this show if there was no dick for him.

  21. ap076 says – reply to this


    There was a FRIEND"S episode where Ross and Monica got onto the pre-taping of this show and showed off their dance skills, ten years too late. Very funny.
    Years before when I found out how fake the performances were, in that they were recorded on a entirely different date, I stopped watching the Clark show.
    Say what you want about her but Kathy and Anderson were perfect for our group this year.

  22. Ammie says – reply to this


    What were the 50+ watching? Why don't they matter?

    I understand the stroke. However, Dick Clark's cosmetic enhancements were painful to watch. Just be natural dude!

  23. @v@ says – reply to this


    Talk about your life well lived; Dick Clark's work made a big difference to me. Thanks very much, Mr. Clark. : )

  24. 24

    I was watching it. I usually don't watch, but I stan for Selena Gomez and I enjoyed the whole show. Yay for it rising and being on top! It was funner than getting wasted in some ways lol..

  25. 25

    I don't know why Dick Clark is getting a free pass from Perez here. I guess Perez doesn't have the balls to be critical of Dick Clark. Afraid of the power he still wields, I guess.
    He really is painful to watch. Thank godness they only show him for a few seconds and then fade to action in Times Square.
    Dick Clark should step aside and let a younger person take over. It's the circle of life.

  26. 26

    Re: Husker

    I agree. It's like watching death.

  27. 27

    probably would have been #1 if they hadn't canceled adam lambert.
    I made sure not to watch it this year b/c of that. went for kathy and anderson.

  28. 28

    Ergh. We stupidly thought Cartool Daily had replaced Dick Clark….. then we changed the channel - after midnight.

  29. 29

    Brraaahahahaha…it'slike the movie, Weekend at Bernie's" Wheel him in and prop him up….where are his shades? Just kidding, I love Dick….hee hee!

  30. 30

    He needs to step down, but he doesn't deserve these
    hurtful comments. He sounds like crap because he had a stroke! Most people are
    lucky to be alive after a stroke .

  31. 31

    I love Dick Clark…. But I can tell he is suffering from his illness. I hope he gets better but at his age, his time might be up. I feel really bad writing it so I really hope I am wrong!

  32. 32

    Re: Edgenet – What a heartless thing to say.

  33. 33

    Re: Edgenet – I'm a younger "dudette" but I can't wait until YOU are an "old dude" and everyone wants to toss you aside and out. That will be soooooo sweet.

  34. 34

    He messed up the countdown. 11 comes before 12 dude.

  35. 35

    ahahaha that was on friends.. lmao

  36. 36

    Dick is a Dick. After seeing Bowling for Columbine, he doesn't exist anymore. F**k him now and forever.

  37. 37

    Re: Edgenet – Are you even human?!? What a horrible thing to say!

  38. 38

    Tou mean, Dick Clark is STILL alive? Look at that picture! Seacrest wants him dead so bad he can taste it so he can take Clark's mantel. I hate Seacrest!

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    Dick is the best! It ain't a New Years Eve without Dick Clark!! Damn there are some mean angry (immature) people !! Don't feel bad for Dick… he's doing his thing regardless of his setbacks INSTEAD of lying there and taking it… now that's admirable people! How about learning from those who overcome adversity!

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    Re: tpagirl – Kudos, i agree with ya. I just hope all these ppl that are makeing these ugly comments never go through an ailling illness of a stroke or anything similar. Where is .the compassion ppl. It is called Dick Clarks Rock'n New years Eve last time I checked and he had a stroke he's not deceased. A Lot of mixed up ppl in this world eh?

  42. 42

    Dick looks like The Joker! Under the knife much?

  43. @v@ says – reply to this


    Get over it. A speech impaired Clark is worth 100 Perez bloggers.