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‘Bad 25’ Set To Premiere On The BBC – But Doesn’t Fare Too Well On ABC

'Bad 25' Set To Premiere On The BBC - But Doesn't Fare Too Well On ABC

Spike Lee’s documantary about the making of Michael Jackson’s Bad album will soon make it’s U.K. broadcast premiere, while its debut on American TV screens did not live up to what was hoped for.

First of all, regarding news across the Big Pond, the documentary will premiere next Saturday December 1 on BBC2 at 9:45PM (21:45).

However, the film had a lackluster debut on the ABC Network on Thanksgiving evening, pulling in only 4.2  million viewers.  

No doubt, the competition played a major role in the disappointing numbers, when you consider that the NFL football game on NBC that same night pulled in 15.9 million viewers, and The X Factor USA on Fox came in second with 9.4 million.

Obviously, Thanksgiving was a poor choice for ABC to showcase Bad 25. Football is the public’s choice of what to watch on TV on Turkey Day.

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Mark & Darla

Good, let the nincompoop rest in peace.


These comments are so immature. I don't care which side of the fence your on about MJ but saying you wish a Ghost would hunt a person and touch their privates is completely ridiculous and sort of mentally unstable. I choose to stay hidden and not really entertain these comments so but I just had to say something. People can voice their opinions without taking them so personally.


Yes, if we only celebrated artists that were wholesome, there'd only be 2 or 3 paintings at the Met and a similar amount of songs written or sung. However I think for a lot of black folks, the extra sting; the obliteration of his blackness to the point where he didn't even want black offspring, makes it hard to separate the man from his demons.


Didn't Patti LaBelle say that Jackie Wilson almost raped her?
Didn't Miles Davis beat all of his women, including CICELY TYSON?
Bill Withers beat Denise Nicholas.
Jerry Lee Lewis, Marvin Gaye and Elivis all married women whom they had been sexing as teenagers. And Jerry's underage wife was also his COUSIN.
In addition to underage girls Chuck Berry also got caught peeping through peep holes he had cut into rooms adjacent to the women washrooms in his club.
James Brown beat women including Tammy Terrell.
I have seen movies on Marvin and James posted on this site and I did not see any posts about them personally.
Acknowledging one's art, does not mean one cosign their personal demons or misdeeds.
BAD 25 was about MJ and his music… no more no less.


Wow. I am surprised at those low ratings, even with the football game airing.

elke hassell

Oh look at the Haters on here, the tabloid junkies, the brainwashed assholes! You will never be half the person MJ was. You sit behind your little screen, instead of doing some real research (if your bird brains allows) you running your big traps on a Man you f…ing never knew!! But alas you are the same mentally challenged people that cling on to every piece of shit that the Media and the press offers you. Now f… off!


I still don't get it. Kevin Clash is done, but this guy is still celebrated? What a crazy world we've created for ourselves.

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