Opening Act
GenreTalent show
Presented byOlivia Lee
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Production
Executive producers
  • Kary McHoul
  • Nigel Lythgoe
  • Simon Lythgoe
  • Steve Schnur
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time43 minutes
(excluding commercials)
Production companyNigel Lythgoe Productions
Release
Original networkE!
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseJuly 9 (2012-07-09) –
September 4, 2012 (2012-09-04)
External links
Website

Opening Act is an American reality talent show on E! that debuted on July 9, 2012.[1][2]

Premise

The series gives contestants, who are singers found via the internet, five days to prepare an opening act for a popular musical performer.[3]

Cast

Episodes

No. Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
1"Arielle & Rod Stewart"July 9, 2012 (2012-07-09)0.62[5]
2"TwentyForSeven & Gym Class Heroes"July 16, 2012 (2012-07-16)0.31[6]
3"Kylie & Jason Aldean"July 23, 2012 (2012-07-23)0.35[7]
4"Jono & Jason Mraz"July 30, 2012 (2012-07-30)0.27[8]
5"Joy Island and LMFAO"August 13, 2012 (2012-08-13)0.20[9]
6"Tanner & Brad Paisley"August 20, 2012 (2012-08-20)0.23[10]
7"Gotham Citi & Nicki Minaj"August 27, 2012 (2012-08-27)0.29[11]
8"Von & Lady Gaga"September 4, 2012 (2012-09-04)0.38[12]

Broadcast

In Australia, the series premiered on September 25, 2012 on E! Australia.[13]

References

  1. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (June 21, 2012). "E's 'Opening Act' Premieres Monday July 9th at 10PM". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on June 27, 2012.
  2. ^ "E!'s "Opening Act" Premieres Monday, July 9 at 10:00PM ET/PT". The Futon Critic. June 21, 2012.
  3. ^ "Nigel Lythgoe Brings His "Opening Act" to E!". The Futon Critic. April 29, 2012.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Opening Act: Cast". Zap2it.
  5. ^ "Monday's Cable Ratings: ESPN Triumphs With "Home Run Derby"". The Futon Critic. July 10, 2012.
  6. ^ "Monday's Cable Ratings: "WWE Raw" Wins Demo Crown, "The Closer" Tops Viewers". The Futon Critic. July 17, 2012.
  7. ^ "Monday's Cable Ratings: "WWE Raw" Takes Top Three Spots in Adults 18-49". The Futon Critic. July 24, 2012.
  8. ^ "Monday's Cable Ratings: VH1 Claims Demo Crown With "Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta"". The Futon Critic. July 31, 2012.
  9. ^ "Monday's Cable Ratings: Dramas on TNT, NFL Preseason on ESPN Top Charts". The Futon Critic. August 14, 2012.
  10. ^ "Monday's Cable Ratings: TNT's "Major Crimes" Tops Viewers, VH1's "Love & Hip-Hop" Wins Demos". The Futon Critic. August 21, 2012.
  11. ^ "Monday's Cable Ratings: "Major Crimes" Tops Viewers, "Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta Reunion" Wins Demos". The Futon Critic. August 28, 2012.
  12. ^ "Tuesday's Cable Ratings: MSNBC Tops Viewers with DNC; "Counting Cars" Wins Demos for History". The Futon Critic. September 6, 2012.
  13. ^ Knox, David (5 September 2012). "Airdate: Opening Act". TV Tonight. Retrieved 17 July 2015.