Retrieved July 5, Clark aimed to continue hosting the special through the year The Orange County Register. From his return and until his death, Dick Clark hosted a limited number of segments from Times Square Studios approaching midnight, but still participated in the countdown and his tradition of kissing his wife, Kari Wigton, at midnight. Retrieved 21 December Confetti flies over Times Square two hours before midnight on Dec.
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Following late local programming, the main New Year's Rockin' Eve broadcast begins at However, the effects of Lombardo's absence led to a decline in viewership, allowing New Year's Rockin' Eve to overtake the Royal Canadians in viewership in only its fifth year on-air. Retrieved April 19, A Guide to the Live Countdown Specials". Retrieved 27 October