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The 40th anniversary of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve had its highest ratings in 11 years.

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The ABC special, co-hosted by Ryan Seacrest, Jenny McCarthy and Fergie, averaged 9.8 million viewers through five and a half hours, topping the ratings of all three other networks combined. The part of the program that aired from 11:35 p.m. to 12:32 a.m. scored an average of 22.6 million viewers and a gain of 3.8 million viewers.

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New Year's Rockin' Eve came in second among all ABC specials for the year, only being outperformed by the Academy Awards.