Ryan Seacrest took home an Emmy on the Creative Emmy show last night: his production company created ABC’s “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,” which won best reality program, beating out the likes of “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List” and “Antiques Roadshow.”
But Seacrest lost to “Survivor” host Jeff Probst yet again for best reality show host. This past season, you could tell he was straining to make things more interesting than they were and frequently failed.
“Idol” lost all other categories, deservedly so given what a dud the past year was:
Best Art Direction for Variety or Nonfiction Program (Academy Awards), Outstanding Short Form Picture Editing, (Late Night With Jimmy Fallon), Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series, (Grammy Awards & Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Concert).
I didn’t go see Maroon 5 opening with Kris Allen last night at Gwinnett Arena. But several of his performances are already online, including this one:
The sixth and final audition city in San Francisco drew 9,200 people. In recent years, “Idol” has gone to seven cities so they’ve scaled back to six.
Here are the six city estimates:
New Orleans: 6,000
New Jersey/New York: 17,000
San Francisco: 9,200
It took me some time but I dug through the archives to find estimates of the seven audition cities from 2009 and attendance at each:
Boston (7,000), Atlanta (9,200), Los Angeles (11,000) Orlando (9,000), Denver (9,000), Dallas (10,000) Chicago (12,000).
So year over year, with one less city, “Idol” drew about the same number of people.