The Beatles’ first appearance on American television, on the Ed Sullivan Show, was watched widely on campus. "At first ,” reported The Miscellany News, “the girls in the campus audience protested that their interest in the Beatles was historical—they wanted to compare the studio audience reaction to that of the Elvis enthusiasts of a few years ago." But eventually analysis gave way to "unreasoned frenzy." Many students broke the "anti-scream rule," and quarrels started as to who was “the cutest Beatle.”