Within just a few blocks of each other, two distinctly different sounds emanated from Midtown Manhattan this morning. While tween sensation Miley Cyrus performed on the plaza at NBC’s Today show, singer-songwriter Feist was performing on ABC’s Good Morning America in nearby Bryant Park. We were there for each this morning, as were thousands of others.
The two spaces are very different. Plaza vs. park. Intimacy vs. atmosphere.
Last Friday, Good Morning America saw more than 13,000 screaming Miley Cyrus fans in Bryant Park. This morning Feist drew about 700. The Today show puts their Cyrus crowd in that same 13,000 range, although the smaller space meant many watched on monitors while standing around corners, without sight of the stage. A lucky few got close enough to reach out and touch Cyrus or her half-dozen backup dancers.
Click continued for the full morning rundown, from a stop in the control room and Miley’s dressing room, Meredith Vieira‘s take on the morning and a look at what you don’t see on GMA…
*Estimate: The final ratings will be released Thursday.