01/01/2013 06:06 pm ET Updated Mar 03, 2013

'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve' on ABC Wins Ratings Race On New Year's Eve

"Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" won big on New Year's Eve.

The legendary ABC special rang in 2013 with high ratings, beating out the New Year's Eve competition.

In its first year since the passing of Dick Clark earlier in 2012, "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" had its largest audience since 2000 with 13.3 million viewers and a 4.1 in the key 18-49 demographic. Before the annual special officially began, which was hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy, ABC paid tribute to the late Clark with "New Year's Rockin' Eve Celebrates Dick Clark," which also brought in high ratings.

"Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" also saw performances from Carly Rae Jepsen, Psy, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Brandy, One Republic, Karmin, Greyson Chance, Flo Rida, Ellie Goulding, Jason Aldean, The Wanted, Neon Trees, Pitbull and even MC Hammer showed up.

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