Lady Gaga, Kermit, Miss Piggy, Muppets


Talk about a ratings turkey.

Lady Gaga teamed up with the Muppets for an ABC special on Thanksgiving, which failed to reel in viewers on the holiday night. The 90-minute special, titled Lady Gaga & The Muppets Holiday Spectacular, only attracted 3.6 million viewers and a low 0.9 rating in the all-important adults 18-49 demo. 

And while we would blame viewers just being too tired from all the turkey they consumed earlier in the night, the network's annual 8 p.m. repeat of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving brought in 5.6 million viewers and 1.6 rating. 

The low ratings for Gaga's special with the Muppets, which featured cameos from Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sir Elton John and Kristen Bell, are especially shocking when compared to the ratings for her other ABC special, A Very Gaga Thanksgiving, which aired two years ago; that special brought in 5.4 million viewers and 1.6 rating. 

Still, the ARTPOP artist wasn't too focused on the ratings of her special, tweeting her gratitude for her beloved monsters (that's Gaga-speak for fans, by the way).

"Happy Thanksgiving little turkey+tofurkey monsters, I love you with am, my heart and thought all day about how grateful I am to be," she posted on Thursday. 

Lady Gaga, Muppets


During the special, Gaga posted a nice message about the Muppets' creator Jim Henson, who died in 1990, writing that he "has to be one of the most far out dudes of all time."

After the special was announced, Gaga expressed her excitement over celebrating the holidays with the fuzzy gang. 

"I was so excited when ABC called me about doing a holiday special this year," Gaga said in a statement earlier this month. "I knew it just wouldn't be a complete night of laughter and memories without The Muppets! Can't wait to see the gang again and I hope Miss Piggy's still not mad about Kermit. We're just friends!"

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