Saturday, April 13, 2024

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
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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