Susan Boyle Interview Seen to Boost 'America's Got Talent' Ratings
Susan Boyle Interview Seen to Boost 'America's Got Talent' Ratings
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Britain's Got Talent sensation Susan Boyle has granted her first in-depth interview to NBC Today show co-host Meredith Vieira, a few months after finishing second on the British reality show, in an effort to further boost the ratings of her original show's stateside counterpart America's Got Talent. AGT, which also airs on NBC, is set to air its final audition episode this week before they narrow it down to the top 40 acts.

The excerpts of Boyle's first post-Britain's Got Talent interview will air on Today, but the whole thing can only be seen on America's Got Talent, to solidify the link between the two talent shows and perhaps rub off a little of Boyle's popularity on AGT. Boyle's videos on YouTube were streamed some 200 million times. On the other hand, while America's Got Talent remained to be the most popular show this summer, its ratings showed a slight drop from last year. Last Wednesday, it reeled more than 13 million viewers.

America's Got Talent is available on Amazon Prime.

According to NBC, in the interview, Boyle will talk about "about her improbable journey to international fame, her voice, her health and what is next for her."

"I'm having a wonderful time," Boyle said in the short clip NBC released. "It's just been unbelievable, it's indescribable ... It's like going in a long journey really. You don't know what's going to happen. You don't know how it's going to end. I don't want it to end."

Boyle, 48, rocketed to worldwide fame after her audition on Britain's Got Talent exceeded expectations and was subsequently uploaded to video hosting sites. After finishing second on the show, she was admitted to a private psychiatric clinic because she was "exhausted and emotionally drained."

- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: New York Times, Entertainment Weekly
(Image courtesy of NBC)

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