September 16, 2013 |
ABC's broadcast of the Miss America pageant, which crowned its first-ever winner of Indian heritage and its second consecutive victor from New York, grew significantly in the ratings from last year, according to early numbers from Nielsen. The Sunday night telecast, which ran from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., drew 8.43-million viewers, up 18% from last year for its fourth year of audience growth, and it garnered a rating of 1.9 among advertiser-desired 18-to-49-year-olds,...
June 13, 2006 |
The Miss America pageant will tape a seven-episode documentary series titled "Finding Miss America" in Los Angeles from Sept. 5 to 13, the Miss America Organization announced. The series, which is to air on Country Music Television, will show the 52 women in preliminary competition and give viewers a chance to choose which ones advance to the top 15 for a shot at becoming Miss America 2007.
June 29, 2005 |
Miss America's goin' country. The famous beauty pageant, its future in doubt since ABC dropped it last fall, has signed a multiyear broadcast deal with cable country music network CMT. The pageant, traditionally held in September or October, won't crown its next winner until January. And it may not happen in Atlantic City, N.J., where Miss America was born as a Labor Day publicity stunt in 1921.
March 30, 2007 |
The Miss America Pageant has been dropped by Country Music Television, leaving the 86-year-old competition without a TV outlet. The Viacom-owned network, which had rights to air the pageant through 2011, notified the organization, which had moved the pageant to Las Vegas from Atlantic City, that it would not exercise its option to televise the contest "in 2008 and beyond." "It's been a very good two-year run," said pageant head Art McMaster.
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November 18, 1996 |
She is even named after beautiful things. Tara Dawn Holland, Miss America 1997, was in Glendale recently, stumping for her favorite cause--literacy. The TV cameramen, including one from Korea, probably wouldn't have cared if she had been stumping for better psychiatric care for household pets. Or if she had chosen to state her position in Inuit or some other obscure tongue. After all, causes, however worthy, are not what Miss America is all about.
May 6, 1990 |
In a recent issue of Rolling Stone magazine, prominent rockers were asked to name their favorite records of 1989. No. 1 on the list turned in by Cowboy Junkies singer Margo Timmins was "Miss America," the much-heralded but little-heard debut album by Mary Margaret O'Hara, a fellow Toronto native. In fact, the Junkies like O'Hara so much they recorded her album's closing song, "You Will Be Loved Again," as the capper to their own new effort. Michael Stipe of R.E.M.