Elmopalooza receives low ratings
Unfortunately, Elmopalooza received "less than anticipated" ratings as the show aired Friday night on ABC. It was programmed against a repeat of "Speed" on Fox, and the Tara Lipinski-Michelle Kwan figure skating finals on CBS.
The overall ratings for Elmopalooza were 4.7/8. This means that only 8% of households with their sets turned on from 8:00-9:00PM were watching the special. The entire evening is also the worst Friday average (6.1/10) for ABC this season.
However, many industry insiders and outsiders don't believe in ratings because they only count about 1% of the American viewing public. Still, Children's Television Workshop and The Jim Henson Company will probably make their money back on the special - a video and DVD release of the is planned for April and a CD soundtrack is expected sometime this Spring.