Last Saturday's "Concert for New York City" proved to be VH1's highest-rated night in network history. According to VH1, roughly 16 million people watched all or part of the concert nationwide between 7:00 p.m. and 12:45 a.m. (ET). AOL provided nearly a half-million streams of the live event to their members worldwide. As of today, the concert has raised over $17 million to benefit the victims of the September 11 tragedy.
CBS has obtained the American rights to the concert and plans to rebroadcast segments of the show. A CBS spokeswoman said it is likely that the concert will be cut down to fit into an hour time slot.
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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