Was the excitement all just smoke and mirrors…??
Because it seems like re-runs of Sheldon Cooper and the cast of The Big Bang Theory beat out Jay Z and Beyoncé's EPIC On The Run tour special in the ratings game on Saturday night!
The HBO feature, advertised on billboards and in commercials, only pulled in around 888,000 viewers during the east coast 9PM showing — while BBT repeats captured the public at 2,790,000 million views.
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While some would call it a flop, we really can't compare the two shows, since one is on a premium network people pay extra for, and the other is basic cable!
So we decided to put Jay and Bey's number's up against HBO's last wildly popular airing — which just so happens to be True Blood 's series finale.
The vampy show brought in a cool 4 million viewers to the network, leaving the popular couple's concert in the dust!
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Now, we get that a singing special and a scripted series are still very different, but we really thought more people would turn out to see Yoncé and her man live…
Considering they've been at the forefront of tabloid rumors questioning their marriage!
Encore, on-demand and HBO Go plays have not been taken into account just yet, but we have a feeling the final tally is going to be nowhere near 4,000,000!
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