Slow Start For Howard Stern
Howard Stern isn't the King of Prime-Time TV. At least not yet.
The Nielsen company said that Stern's debut last week as a panelist on NBC's "America's Got Talent" drew 10.5 million viewers on Monday and 10.6 million viewers on Tuesday.
That's down sharply from the 15.3 million viewers who watched the season debut of the talent competition last year. Radio star Stern replaced Piers Morgan as one of the judges this year.
Stern faced a tougher road: NBC premiered "Talent" this year during the last week of the traditional TV season, as opposed to during the summer rerun season.