Friday, April 12, 2024

“American Idol” Thursday: A Whimper, Fourth for the Night, Getting Rid of Angie Miller


And so “American Idol” as we’ve known it ended a tumultuous week with a whimper, not a bang. The Thursday show finished fourth for the night, with a 2.8 in the key demo. Angie Miller, who will probably have a big career, was eliminated from the show. Randy Jackson announced his exit. And still, with all that drama, the show failed to attract more of an audience. It was beaten by “Modern Family,” “Big Bang Theory,” and “Person of Interest.” This was after a narrow victory the night before over “The Voice.” Angie Miller is young, and she’s got a great start. I hope she gets a great record contract and some promotional push. And a good manager.

Roger Friedman
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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