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Tonight's New Year's Eve special on ABC has a really long title

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 31st 2009 2:29PM
Ryan SeacrestEvery year we get to watch the ball drop in Times Square on New Year's Eve. A lot of people grew up watching Dick Clark host the show from a very cold Times Square, but in recent years medical problems have forced Clark to co-host the show with American Idol's Ryan Seacrest. But do they call the show New Year's Rockin' Eve or ABC's New Year's Rockin' Eve or New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest or maybe Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve?

No. The title of the show is Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2010. Actually, the hour before the big ball drop throws another word in there: Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2010. The hell?

Let's break down that title. I bet Clark demanded that "Dick Clark" be in the title (he deserves it, of course), and you have to have "New Year's Rockin' Eve" there because that's been the name of the show for years. You also have to have "Ryan Seacrest" in there too. He's on one of the top TV shows and he probably demanded it too. Not sure why "2010" has to be there. It's not like we would think they're going to run a repeat show from 2009. It's almost like they're going for SEO in TV show titles now.

I think they should just go all out and call it Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve Ball Drop From Times Square In New York City with American Idol's Ryan Seacrest, December 31, 2009 Happy New Year Music Extravaganza!

What are you watching tonight?
New Year's Rockin' Eve On ABC51 (42.9%)
New Year's Eve with Carson Daly on NBC6 (5.0%)
Billboard's New Year's Eve Live on FOX5 (4.2%)
Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin on CNN16 (13.4%)
DVDs or stuff I have on my DVR23 (19.3%)
Nothing, I'll be out drinking18 (15.1%)

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