Rosie O’Donnell posted a message on her blog following the airing of her one hour NBC variety show Rosie Live. In her online shorthand she said, “there will b no more”.
Nielsen ratings showed that only 5 million viewers tuned in to watch Rosie’s comeback and evidently that doesn’t cut the mustard. Special guests on the show included Alanis Morissette, Clay Aiken, Liza Minnelli, Alec Baldwin and Ne-Yo.
The Hollywood Reporter said:
“There’s nothing like a good holiday variety show, and this was nothing like one.”
Rosie also wrote on her blog that even though the ratings were poor and the reviews harsh, it was still a thrill for her. She had stiff competition from an ABC special that dominated the time slot. Barbara Walters, Rosie’s old boss from The View, interviewed President elect Barack Obama and his wife Michelle.