May 27, 2010, - 4:36 pm
Despite all the hype about Arab Muslim Hezbollah supporter Rima Fakih winning Donald Trump’s Miss USA pageant, NBC might wanna look beyond the Donald and affirmative action for extremist Muslims in bikinis for ratings.
The Miss USA pageant was a bust, especially in the second hour when the Arab Muslima was closer and closer to getting the dubious title. Nielsen ratings show that Miss USA was in third place behind ABC’s “America’s Funniest Videos,” for the first hour of the show. The second hour was even more of a disaster, with the show not even placing in the top four, behind FOX’s “The Simpsons” and Univision’s “Nuestra Belleza.”
Sorry, Muslims and Hezbollah fans, your Miss USA just wasn’t as appealing as you think. Also, during and after the show, the terms “Miss USA” and “Rima Fakih,” were never trending terms on Twitter, while “Lost Finale” and “American Idol” were. So, the first Arab and Muslim (and Hezbollah-supporting) Miss USA was neither a TV ratings nor social media success. Don’t believe the hype.
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