Tuesday's Top Entertainment News Stories (10/1)
Shannan Singletary ’16 / Emertainment Monthly Staff
New York City Opera Closes
The New York City Opera announced today that it will officially be closing its doors for good. The company has been struggling financially since at least 2008 when it slashed its operating budget. It has also shown signs of struggling since leaving its longtime location at the Lincoln Center in 2011. The New York City Opera says they have already begun the process of shutting down and it will enter bankruptcy protection.
YouTube Announces Award Show
YouTube announced on Tuesday that it will hold its first ever YouTube Music Awards on Nov. 3. The 90-minute show will hand out seven awards to nominees that have had the biggest success on YouTube this year. The program will help at Pier 36 in New York and will air live on YouTube. Actor Jason Schwartzman will host the music awards and guests will include Lady Gaga, Eminem and Arcade Fire, as well as several YouTube bred music stars.
Breaking Bad Finale Breaks Records
The numbers are in and Sunday’s finale of Breaking Bad broke the shows record for ratings. According to preliminary Nielson estimates, the final episode averaged 10.3 million viewers, over 3 million more than the previous week’s episode. This makes the Breaking Bad finale the most-watched series finale ever on basic cable. Despite its high ratings though, the episode did not set records for its network, AMC. Several episodes of AMC’s other hit drama, The Walking Dead, surpassed the 10 million viewer mark last season, peaking at 12.4 million.