Thursday, February 22, 2024

TV Ratings: “American Idol” Beaten Sunday by New Show and “NCIS,” Monday by “The Voice”


“American Idol” is not having a great time during its reincarnation.

On Sunday night “Idol” was beaten by “NCIS” and its preceding show CBS, “Instinct,” which is brand new but has a great lead-in from “60 Minutes.” The latter news program had 10 million viewers on Sunday might.

“Idol” scores an average 7.2 million viewers, a full million behind “NCIS” and “Instinct.”

Last night, “Idol” fell again when it overlapped with NBC’s “The Voice.” The only good news there is that “The Voice” was down, too, under 10 million viewers to 9.7 million. It’s off about 500,000 viewers.

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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