Tuesday, April 16, 2024

“American Idol” Thursday Ratings Slip More, with Fewer Viewers

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Thursday night’s “American Idol”  ratings fell from 3.9 to 3.8 from last Thursday. It’s not a lot but it’s worth noting that on Wednesday, “AI” had 13.3 million viewers, and the next night they were down to 12.47 million. Why aren’t people coming back the second night? Do they need to tie Nicki Minaj to a treadmill heading toward a buzz saw? “AI” still takes the night by miles, but that doesn’t matter. They’re “Chasing Ice,” to borrow a phrase from the award winning documentary. Time lapse photography may reveal the erosion. “AI” actually benefited last night from “Big Bang Theory” and “Two and a Half Men” being reruns. Otherwise, the “AI” number would have been lower.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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