Yesterday in his late nite show, Jay Leno asked the viewers if any of them knew the name of the 2006 Miss America. A stoic silence followed.... Leno went on to say that this year it was not even broadcast on National TV ..
Got me curious - askmama, googlemama .. and here goes some random facts
In 1954, 39 percent of the television audience (27 million viewers) watched Miss America
In 2004, "a record low of 9.8 million watched it, half a million less than the previous year"
And this year, it was only on cable and guess the numbers - 3.1 million !!
(the link has some more stats)
Naturally, whats up in my part of the world ? Miss India ....
The mid nineties found 300 million viewers
Its so difficult to get such stats about India (I actually wonder how u get the no: of TV viewers...) ,and the above one stat was after some 15 mins search.... so I give up...
I hope Bal Thackerey and Ashok Singhal read my blog.. atleast then they will know why they are mocked at in India for oppossing beauty contests... It ain' western culture anymore, fellas ... Apun ka khoon mein hai !!