‘Gangnam Style’ becomes 1st video to reach 1 billion views
“Gangnam Style” has just become the first video to reach and surpass one billion views.
This morning, Psy’s mega-hit reached this unprecedented milestone just 27 days after surpassing Justin Bieber’s “Baby” as the most watched video on YouTube, Billboard reports.
Photo: Psy performs “Gangnam Style” on the “Today Show” on Sept. 14, 2012. (TODAY)
Well it happened folks.
According to studio estimates, the colorful toddler-targeting entry, which is being distributed by Kenn Viselman Presents (Viselman formerly found massive success as producer of The Teletubbies) earned a truly awful $448,131 from 2,160 theaters in its three-day debut frame. That gross yielded a per theater average of $207.
$207 per theater equals an average of 30 people at each theater over the course of the entire weekend.
According to EW the movie cost $20 million to produce and another $40 million to market, which needless to say makes this a beyond huge bomb. The record was previously held by 2008’s animated fiasco ‘Delgo’ which only made $511,920 in its opening weekend in - wait for it - also 2,160 theaters
(via The AV Club)
What. Didn’t see this coming.
The premiere of the cable network’s mini-series Hatfields & McCoys drew a staggering 13.9 million total viewers, 4.8 million adults 18-48 and 5.8 million adults 25-54 from 9-11 PM to become the the No.1 non-sports telecast in ad supported cable television history.
Michael Ausiello reports on Twitter that 7.3 million tuned into the season 2 premiere of The Walking Dead last night, 4.8 million of which were in the 18-49 demo. This demo breakdown makes it a basic cable record.
Those are almost Jersey Shore numbers.
AMC is calling it the “strongest telecast for any drama in basic cable history.”
Tony Bennett, in his 61st year as a recording artist, proves his timelessness this week as his “Duets II” becomes the pop vocalist’s first No. 1 album.
Remember that record that Kanye and Jay-Z broke a few weeks ago, Lil Wayne’s got them and then some.
“Carter” has sold over 300,000 downloads via iTunes in only its first four days of release, according to Cash Money/Universal Republic Records. That outpaces the 290,000 that “Throne” moved through iTunes in its entire first week.
Behold the Cal Ripken Jr. of Broadway. Having been with Phantom of the Opera since its opening in 1988, Andrews has given 9,118 performances in four different roles over a 23 year span.
His final show will be September 3rd. That’s going to be a tough record to break.
The 2011 MTV VMA’s scored 12.4 million viewers. Damn. The most watched telecast in the cable net’s history.
By comparison last year’s topped out at 11.4 million and the previous years’ were around 8.5-9 million, dipping as low as 5.7 mil in ‘06.