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UPDATE: “Idol” was adjusted up slightly, to 9.33 and 2.2. That’s better, whew! Still, down a half million viewers. Waiting for Thursday results…

EARLIER: “American Idol” hit a new low last night in the ratings: 9.15 million viewers and  a 2.0 rating in the key demo. This is down from last Wednesday’s 9.83 and 2.1. But it is higher than a recent Thursday total 8.41 million and a similar 2.0. Thursday is now a throwaway night for “Idol,” so we can expect that tonight will be pretty much of a blowout. But even last night was kind of sad, as about 650,000 people didn’t return from last week, and the ones that did were my age. (Ouch!) “Idol” is cratering, and I have a feeling Fox is getting ready for the end. Why is there no all-star “Idol,” I wonder? Bring back past contestants who didn’t win but everyone liked, and have them all give it a go. Maybe some have improved. Anyway, it’s no fun writing these reports every week. It’s time for a ratings resurgence for “Idol.” We’ll see what happens tonight.

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