December 1, 2013


Lady Gaga Thanksgiving Special Ratings Flop

Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images
Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images

While we here at Fuse may have been pretty pumped about Lady Gaga teaming up with the Muppets for a Thanksgiving special, it appears the rest of the world was not quite as thrilled.

"Lady Gaga & the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular"—a 90-minute show that aired on ABC on Thanksgiving tanked in the ratings.

Not even help from Sir Elton John, Kristen Bell, RuPaul and Joseph Gordon-Levitt could save the sinking ship.

According to Huffington Post, the special garnered a meager 3.6 million viewers.

Adding insult to injury, it also had a 0.9 rating in the coveted adult 18-49 demographic.

Highlights from the show included a super adorable Gaga and JGL duet of the Xmas classic "Baby It's Cold Outside" and a very muppety take on the Mother Monster's smash hit, "Applause."

Sadly, the star-studded musical numbers couldn’t even elevate the show past an annual repeat of "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving"—which nabbed 5.3 million viewers.

The disastrous numbers come as a personal blow to Gaga as well, who drew in 5.4 million viewers for her 2011 muppet special, "A Very Gaga Thanksgiving.

In case you're trying to do the math, that's 78 percent higher than this year's special.

And her Turkey-day flop wasn't the only loss Gaga endured this November: she also lost out to Madonna as highest paid female musician of 2013.

But we have a feeling the "Poker Face" singer will quickly dust the dirt off her shoulders and be back in bizarre-face-paint form in no time.