JANET: THE VELVET ROPE outpaced the competition when the HBO live concert event was seen SUNDAY, OCT. 11 (9:00-11:15 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed MT & PT). The exclusive presentation received an 11.9 rating/17 share, outperforming ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in HBO homes. ABC received a 7.6/11, CBS an 11.2/16, NBC a 4.9/7 and FOX a 7.2/10, according to Nielsen ratings data.* In all, 15 million viewers in 8.9 million households viewed some part of the special.**
JANET: THE VELVET ROPE brought international superstar Janet Jackson's sold-out world tour to HBO in an exclusive live concert event from New York's Madison Square Garden. Her first full-length TV concert, the high-energy show featured songs from her current double-platinum album "The Velvet Rope," including the number-one smash "Together Again," as well as many other Jackson hits. Songs also performed included "If," "Again," "Alright," "Black Cat," "Rhythm Nation," "That's the Way Love Goes," "Control," "What Have You Done for Me Lately," "Nasty" and "When I Think of You."
JANET: THE VELVET ROPE was directed by David Mallet; produced by Jon Small.
*Nielsen Media Research, NHI program household ratings and shares for HBO, ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in HBO's universe from 9:00-11:15 p.m. (ET) on 10/11/98. Qualifications available from Nielsen upon request.
**Based on NTI Client cume projections.