Even though messy Andy Cohen got messy drunk while hosting CNN’s New Year’s Eve special with pal Anderson Cooper, he’ll be back next year. But, as previously reported, he regrets one thing: shading Ryan Seacrest and ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. Andy told CNN’s viewers, “if you’re watching ABC, you’re watching nothing,” and referred to ABC’s musical guests (Journey, Ashanti, and Ja Rule) as “Ryan Seacrest’s group of losers.” Snort. And even though Andy went on his radio show to express his remorse and call Ryan “a great guy”, maaaybe Ryan isn’t totally over it? Cuz yesterday he posted a screenshot of an article to his Instagram Stories about how his New Year’s special was the highest-rated New Year’s special. By far. Seacrest OUT.
Here’s Ryan’s Instagram Story:
ABC’s 50th New Year’s broadcast pulled in 19.6 million viewers, triple the amount that watched Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson on NBC’s Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party (hey, I enjoyed it). CBS’ country-themed broadcast got 5.2 million viewers, and Andy and Anderson on CNN reached 3.3 million viewers. So it’s a landslide win for ABC and Seacrest stans nationwide. My theory? Old people. The youngins are partying, the elders are cozying up on the couch with a hot toddy to watch the ball drop. Since Andy Cohen and Miley are too edgy, they’ll stick with the broadcast with milquetoast Seacrest and Dick Clark’s name in the title.
The real question is: where does Kelly Ripa stand? She’s besties with Andy and Anderson, but she also co-hosts LIVE on ABC with Ryan Seacrest. So which special did you watch, Ripa? Television scientists need to do a diagnostic of her big screen, STAT.