Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest Scores Big Ratings

Taylor Swift on New Years Rockin Eve.

Taylor Swift on New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013, which included performances by a mix of country and pop hitmakers, scored its best ratings since 2000.

Partying in New York’s Times Square were Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen, Neon Trees and Psy. The West Coast countdown welcomed Jason Aldean, Justin Bieber, Greyson Chance, Ellie Goulding, The Wanted, Brandy, Flo Rida, Karmin, One RepublicPitbull and host Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas.

According to, the ABC show was No. 1 with adults 18-49 and with total viewers. It garnered a 4.1 rating for adults 18-49, it’s biggest in 12 years. It averaged 13.26 million viewers.

On NBC, New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly lagged with about 3.8 million viewers.

Jason Aldean on New Year's Eve

Jason Aldean on New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.


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