Sunday, April 21, 2024

“American Idol” Down 6 Percent from Last Week, Down 2.6 Million Viewers from Wednesday


Whatever viewers liked about “American Idol” on Wednesday night, it didn’t keep them on Thursday. The show fell a whopping 2.6 million total people from Wednesday to Thursday. From Thursday to Thursday to Thursday the loss was 6%. Hello!

Last night “Idol” scored a 3.0 in the key demo and a total 10.94 viewers. The night before they were at a 3.9 and over 13.4 mil viewers.

From last Thursday, it was quite a drop too considering they were at 3.2. Maybe they should just have one show a week? Just sayin’…

Where did everyone go? To the Olympics, “The Big Bang Theory,” and “The Millers.” Just by contrast, The Olympics scored twice as many viewers as “American Idol” — almost 20 million. “Idol” may have trouble competing against it. The competition stakes are much higher!

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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