Al Gore’s Live Earth Concert … Tuned out by Most Americans … Others Did as Well


The over-media hyped Live Earth Concerts to save the globe were tuned out by most, skeptical of the concerts motives. You know your music cause event is doomed when it does not get the stamp of approval by Bob Geldof.


Musicians including Bob Geldof, Roger Daltrey and the Pet Shop Boys pointed out that a concert highlighting climate change had itself generated huge carbon emissions.

It would appear that Al Gore best stick to documentaries as opposed to Live events. As The Blue Crab Boulevard stated, they were “Bored by Gore”.

The Live Earth concert promoted by former Vice President Al Gore received plenty of media coverage and hype, but most Americans tuned out. Just 22% said they followed news stories about the concert Somewhat or Very Closely. Seventy-five percent (75%) did not follow coverage of the event. (Rasmussen Report)

Al Gore seemingly has misread the tea leaves an bit off more than he could chew. One thing is for certain, Al Gore did prove a couple of points with the Live Earth concerts. One, there are many who have an opposing view to his and two, many of those who claim to support the global warming cause are hypocrites at best.

Skepticism about the participants may have been a factor in creating this low level of interest. Most Americans (52%) believe the performers take part in such events because it is good for their image. Only 24% say the celebrities really believe in the cause while another 24% are not sure. One rock star who apparently shared that view is Matt Bellamy of the band Muse. Earlier in the week, he jokingly referred to Live Earth as “private jets for climate change.”

According to the UK’s Daily Mail, Live Earth branded a foul-mouthed flop. The poor attendance turnout was blamed on everything from good weather in England to cold weather in Johannesburg. Yes, thats correct. A concert for global warming where fan turn out is lowered by cold weather.

Live Earth has been branded a foul-mouthed flop.

Organisers of the global music concert – punctuated by swearing from presenters and performers – had predicted massive viewing figures.

But BBC’s live afternoon television coverage attracted an average British audience of just 900,000.

In the evening, when coverage switched from BBC2 to BBC1, the figure rose to just 2.7million.

Two years ago, Live 8 drew a peak television audience of 9.6million while Live Aid notched 10million in 1985. (Daily Mail – UK)

 Live Earth ratings on cool side

NBC’s three-hour Live Earth primetime special, which included highlights from Saturday’s global concerts, failed to generate much enthusiasm in the ratings.

The estimated 2.7 million viewers were slightly less than the 3 million NBC would average on a normal Saturday night in the summer with repeats on what already is the least-popular night of television.

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    14 Responses to “Al Gore’s Live Earth Concert … Tuned out by Most Americans … Others Did as Well”

    1. Derek on July 9th, 2007 8:13 pm

      {The Live Earth concert promoted by former Vice President Al Gore received plenty of media coverage and hype, but most Americans tuned out. Just 22% said they followed news stories about the concert Somewhat or Very Closely. Seventy-five percent (75%) did not follow coverage of the event}

      Cause the majority of us knows, that these concert’s, will do squat. All they’ll give is more money to the producers of these concerts.

      Nothing real important.

    2. Carpe Noctem on July 9th, 2007 10:01 pm

      I told Al to sell all the rest of

      the tickets he had stuffed in his lockbox.

      … but would he listen to me? Nooooooo!

    3. MIss-Underestimated on July 9th, 2007 10:06 pm

      It was a huge buddy back patting love fest.

      “Look how good we are”
      Narcissim hype party

      Just like the running of the bulls, ppl got GORED…

    4. columbo on July 9th, 2007 10:33 pm

      were there signs in the restrooms over the toilet paper:


    5. Julie on July 10th, 2007 2:19 am

      Al Gore is a hypocrite, it is unbelievable to me that anyone that knows anything about his lifestyle would follow his “enviormental causes”. He uses more energy in his huge home monthly that most families use in a year. He says we should consume energy according to our “footprint”. What the heck does that mean? Because he is rich, he gets a bigger footprint…what a joke! It is even wierder that liberals listen to him and regard him as an enviormentalist. I have more respect for some one who is a wacked out enviormentalist and actually lives like one than a rich man who says one thing and does another while expecting others to live in megerness and him live like a king. Julie

    6. Skyboxx on July 10th, 2007 6:21 am

      This was presidential candidate (Yet to officially announce) Gore’s attempt to get the young people out to vote. Gore, who in my opinion will announce has 1/2 the voting block in his pocket, let me explain. Americans are vastly a “fair” nation. At least half who voted believe he should have a chance since the 2000 election. By 1/2 I mean about 20-23 percent of Americans. As we all know presidents are elected by minority numbers a many DO NOT bother to vote.

      Gore is popular with environmentalists (small percentage)
      Gore is courting young people (Concert disquised as environmental message)
      Gore is popular with women voters. (In polls he routinely trounces Hillary. Hillary is too polarizing)
      Gore is 40-60 with his own Democratic base, 60% opposed.
      Gore is working the American landscape over in order to get support.

      If he gets Obama, who is very popular with hometown America, has black vote, but no experience, to become his VP in exchange for larger role and a chance at White House experience, Gore is in by what we call a landslide today.

      The concert was nothing more than another step for Gore to get to the White House. He has to cloak everything he does because of the Clinton’s who are powerful enough to damage him. This is all about outsmarting the Clinton’s people. Gore is running and running hard. Just not officially!

    7. Carpe Noctem on July 10th, 2007 8:03 am



      “I ain’t gonna go diggin’

      with no one ply!”


    8. ScottK on July 10th, 2007 11:52 am

      Gore is even a bigger idiot that GW and I voted for GW. It takes a bigger idiot to lose to an idiot so what does that say about Gore. I’m glad the concert fell flat on it’s face. I just love too how Leonardo DiCaprio stated it’s “scientifically” proven but when in fact, there is also “scientific” evidence that proves Gore and his movie were a far-fetched farce.

    9. katablog on July 10th, 2007 12:31 pm

      There was soooo much hypocrisy at that concert that it would be hard to choose a winner. Yes, Hollywood and Gore (and others) actually believe they are more “special” than the masses and can’t imagine having to live like the masses. They preach and we are suppose to blindly follow.

      #6 Gore ain’t gonna win dog catcher. He lost the 2000 election and needs to get over it.

    10. Joanie on July 10th, 2007 2:12 pm

      Instead of a concert; why not a world wide day of cleaning up and recycling trash? Oh…that may not make headlines, huh? He coulda adopted highways across this country and had a beautify highway day. Oh…..thats not glamerous. He coulda had programs for school children educating them about how important it is to recycle and protect our earth. Oh…that won’t make headlines either. Gosh – I must be out of touch.(sarcasm) I wish he’d just go away.

    11. columbo on July 10th, 2007 3:53 pm

      here is the crown jewel of American politics…..and the politicians are posturing for the next New Deal to sweep them into power for generations:

    12. Carpe Noctem on July 10th, 2007 4:47 pm

      Is it just me, or is Madonna starting

      to look a little like Lucille Ball

      circa 1986.


      I am just glad that she didn’t throw her hip out on

      stage like she did a year or so ago!


      Brought to you by:

      Depands, Bengay, The Clapper,

      and Vitameatavegamin ;)

    13. Papito on July 13th, 2007 2:35 pm

      Be afraid…be very afraid…
      It all boils down to contriving another new tax on all of us.
      (CO2 Tax)

    14. Birdzilla on September 21st, 2009 3:51 pm

      How many kilowatt hours of electriciy how many carbon footprints how much CO2 and what about how they got there im sure they didnt flap their arms or use pixie dust of had scotty beam them down THEIR ALL RANK HYPOTCRITS

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