With a two-hour tribute to the genius behind the “watch the ball drop in Times Square” New Year’s Eve segment, “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” rang in 2013 with high notes. In its first year since the passing of Dick Clark, the show, hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy, raked in its largest audience since 2000 with 13.3 million viewers and a 4.1 in the key 18 to 49 years of age demographic.

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Yes, this means that “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” beat out all other New Year’s Eve competition flat.

It also helped that the show featured some of the music industry’s top artistes, filling up the hours and satisfying anxious fans before the “ball drop” with epic performances by:

Carly Rae Jepsen
Psy
Taylor Swift
Ellie Goulding
Greyson Chance
The Wanted

Need we go on? It was truly a show in honour of the world’s oldest teenager, who wouldn’t have wanted New Year’s Eve celebrated in any other way.

Here’s to you, Dick Clark. Happy new year!

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