Home Uncategorized Overnight Ratings Surprise : “American Idol” Narrowly Beats “The Voice”

Here’s a surprise: “American Idol” beat “The Voice” last night in a head to head ratings war. “Idol” scored a 2.8 to “The Voice”‘s 2.7 in the key demo. (“Idol got a 2.5 in the demo from 8 to 9pm during the hour it shared with “The Voice.”) But more importantly, “Idol” drew 2 million more total viewers– 10.8 to 8.7 million. All the crazy publicity for “Idol” may have added to the audience. Plus the main contestants– Candice Glover and Angie Miller–were top notch last night. The big slide for “The Voice” in audience is really shocking, though. Their demo numbers are almost half of what the were a couple of weeks ago.  Is the audience that fickle? Or is it just that “The Voice” competitors aren’t compelling? “The Voice” was actually in fourth place overall for the night, beaten by “Survivor,” “CSI,” “Modern Family,” and “Criminal Minds.” Success turns on a dime in Hollywood.
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is 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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  1. It is pretty bad when you have to spend millions of $$$ for advertising just to stay ahead of a show that is also not that great either :)~

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