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'Hope For Haiti Now' Draws 83 Million Viewers In U.S.

Telethon has raised more than $61 million to date.

By Gil Kaufman with MTV News staff

George Clooney speaks during the "Hope For Haiti Now" telethon

Photo: Jeff Kravitz/ FilmMagic

"Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief" drew a cumulative audience of more than 83 million viewers and a gross average audience of more than 24 million viewers in the United States, according to Nielsen Media Research. The telethon has now raised more than $61 million in donations from the general public to date.

Across the Web and mobile, "Hope for Haiti Now" attracted 1.9 million video streams during the live broadcast. Between the live broadcast and replays of the performances available on and other sites, "Hope for Haiti Now" attracted 5.8 million total streams throughout the weekend, including more than 150,000 mobile streams. The "Hope for Haiti Now" iPhone app, which allowed for live streaming of the broadcast, has been downloaded more than 100,000 times.
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In response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti that has killed up to tens of thousands of people, George Clooney and MTV Networks are organizing a megawatt line up of musicians, film and television stars for a national telethon looking to be successful in raising funds as previous disaster telethons have in the past. "He's been on the phone for three days straight with almost no sleep," Clooney's rep told People when he skipped the Critics' Choice Awards Friday in order to prepare for the Haiti telethon. "George knows how to do this well. It's his third one." The Up in the Air
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