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    Thu, 11 Oct 2012 14:35:18

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    • Green Day - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 20: Frontman, lead guitarist and songwriter of US punk rock band Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong plays to packed out pub on February 20, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Green Day, in Australia on the Soundwave Festival tour decided last minute to do a pub show at the Captain Cook Hotel in Surry Hills, Sydney. Playing on mostly borrowed gear, Green Day played to an intimate crowd.
    • Green Day - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 20: Mike Dirnt, bassist and back-up vocalist with US punk rock band, Green Day, plays to packed out pub on February 20, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Green Day, in Australia on the Soundwave Festival tour decided last minute to do a pub show at the Captain Cook Hotel in Surry Hills, Sydney. Playing on mostly borrowed gear, Green Day played to an intimate crowd.
    • Green Day - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 20: Frontman, lead guitarist and songwriter of US punk rock band Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong plays to packed out pub on February 20, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Green Day, in Australia on the Soundwave Festival tour decided last minute to do a pub show at the Captain Cook Hotel in Surry Hills, Sydney. Playing on mostly borrowed gear, Green Day played to an intimate crowd.

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    • Billie Joe Armstrong & Norah Jones – Kentucky

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    The numbers are in! Listener and social media stats from the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival are below and it proves to have been a massive success.

    • 14 million people tuned in.
    • The exclusive TV broadcast on the CW drew the network's highest ratings in that time period since May 2012.
    • Yahoo! reported the largest aggregated concert in total U.S. audience live streams.
    • Xbox had its highest total viewership for a U.S. live event.
    •The iHeartRadio mobile app downloads reached 275K during the Festival weekend; now at a total of 125 million mobile app downloads.
    • 1 billion social impressions in total.
    •There were 14 additional iHRMF artist or celebrity trending topics (e.g. #Rihanna) U.S. and worldwide.
    •More than 200,000 total tweets using #iHeartRadio; 468 peak tweets per minute.
    • More than 70 artist posts/tweets mention iHeartRadio and/or the Festival.
    •Shortly after the Festival, IHRMF-related content drove more than 5 million views on YouTube and peaked as the #1 video trending topic. This was driven by Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong's wild outburst and the live performance of Korean pop sensation PSY.
    • There were more than 50 million texts to win contest entries.
    • The Festival raised more than $600,000 for charity.
    • More than 20,000 people attended the concert.

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    —Katie Sheehan
    10.11.12



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