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THE 'KING OF POP' BECOMES KING OF THE NIGHT

 THE 'KING OF POP' BECOMES KING OF THE NIGHT


One-Time-Only HBO Event 'Michael Jackson in Concert in Bucharest:

The Dangerous Tour' Draws a 21.4 Rating/34 Share and Outperforms All
 Three Networks Combined in HBO Homes
 BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Premiering one time only on HBO Saturday, Oct. 10, the HBO concert event has become the highest-rated original program ever on HBO (excluding championship fights). According to Nielsen ratings data, the concert event received a 21.4 rating/34 share in HBO homes from 8:15-10:15 p.m. (ET).
 The event beat all three commercial networks combined, which only totaled a 20.1 rating/32 share. (More specifically, ABC was 3.7/6, CBS was 7.5/12 and NBC was 8.9/14). It also beat all of basic cable combined (16.3/26). It topped this year's highest-rated fight, the Foreman-Stewart fight, which had a 20.8 rating/34 share in April.
 The show built on its rating, reaching a peak of 22.3 rating/35 share at the 9:45-10 p.m. quarter hour. The concert event's rating was in a league with HBO's blockbuster movies this year ("Home Alone" and "Sleeping With The Enemy").
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