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Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve nYRE ) is an annual, new Year's Eve television special broadcast by, aBC. The special broadcasts from. New York City 's, times Square, and prominently features coverage of lopez its annual ball drop event, along with live and pre-recorded musical performances by popular musicians from Times Square and Hollywood, respectively.
Its creator and namesake was the entertainer. Dick Clark, who conceived, new Year's Rockin' Eve as a younger-skewing competitor to, guy Lombardo 's popular and long-running New Year's Eve big band broadcasts.
The first two editions, which were hosted. Three Dog Night and, george Carlin, respectively, and featured Dick Clark assuming the role of Times Square reporter, were broadcast. NBC for 19, respectively.
In 1974-75, the program moved to its current home of ABC, and Clark assumed the role of host. Following the death of Guy Lombardo and the decline of the Royal Canadians' special, New Year's Rockin' Eve grew in popularity, and became ingrained in pop culture even prompting Clark himself to make appearances on other programs in parody of his role.
To this day, New Year's Rockin' Eve has consistently remained the highest-rated New Year's Eve special broadcast by the. United States ' major television networks; its 2012 edition peaked.6 million home viewersnot including viewers watching from public locations, which were historically not measured by Nielsen.
1 2 3, dick Clark hosted, new Year's Rockin' Eve annually from 19, and served as a Times Square correspondent alongside Peter Jennings for ABC News 's special coverage of year 2000 celebrations. The complications of a stroke suffered by Clark in December 2004 had a major effect on his role in the special.
After having Regis Philbin serve as a guest host for 2005, Clark returned to the special for the 2006 edition: due to speech impediments resulting from his stroke, Clark ceded hosting duties to Ryan Seacrest, but still made limited appearances. The death of Dick Clark on April 18, 2012 left Ryan Seacrest as the sole host of New Year's Rockin' Eve beginning with its 201213 edition. Seacrest has most recently been joined by Jenny McCarthy as a correspondent from Times Square, with Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas serving as the presenter of the Hollywood concert segments.
Through its deal with Dick Clark Productions, New Year's Rockin' Eve will remain on ABC through at least 2024. Contents New Year's Rockin' Eve is primarily broadcast from Times Square in New York City, providing coverage of the New Year's Eve festivities held there, culminating with the long-running ball drop leading to midnight and the New Year.
The special also features pre-recorded segments featuring performances by popular musicians ; since the 200607 edition, these concert segments (branded since the 2014-15 edition as the " Billboard Hollywood Party 4 have been presented from a studio in Los Angeles by Fergie of The Black. Since the 200506 edition, New Year's Rockin' Eve has also featured live performances from a stage in Times Square. Since 200001's edition, coverage has begun with a segment airing in primetime : initially airing at 10:00.m.