Saturday, April 13, 2024

Madonna (Remember Her?) Does YouTube Show For Smallish Audience


It’s hard to say how many people watched Madonna’s live YouTube show from Paris. Right now, at 8:45pm, there are only 6,000 people logged in. I think that means around the world. The announcement of the broadcast did bring in 100,000 people. The show played Live in New York at 4:15pm, and 1:15pm in Los Angeles–not prime time. It could be that 337,000 people were watching around the world during the first cycle.

Now, when people are home on both coasts, it doesn’t seem like it’s getting much attraction. The video is below in our video player. The music sounds mostly pre-recorded. And Madonna points a gun at the audience in her James Bond segment. The show cuts out around 45 minutes (I guess Madonna went on to play to the audience at the Olympia Theater at that point). But everyone sounds like they’re having fun, Madonna has banked millions from the tour, and Yankee Stadium is still a month away.

There are now about 4,600 people sitting in front of nothing, waiting for the loop to start again. They are the hard core fans. Meantime, Marshall Crenshaw is playing to 300 devoted fans down at City Winery despite tornado warnings. He’s singing and playing Live. Tomorrow night, Ronnie Spector will be there playing to a full, full house.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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