Sunday, April 21, 2024

“American Idol” Taking Massive Downward Turn, Loses 1 Million Viewers from Last Sunday


What the heck? “American Idol” is starting to fade fast and not just when it’s up against “The Voice.”

Last night “Idol” pulled in just 6.2 million viewers. Last Sunday they had 7.2 million.

And last Monday, against “The Voice,” the former Fox show had 7.7 million. Of course “The Voice” had 2 million more.

But last night’s decline may also have contributed to lower numbers for the Comey interview. “Idol” didn’t give the sensational report a good start for Sunday night.

At that hour, 8pm, CBS scored double the number of viewers– 12 million– with the Academy of Country Music Awards.

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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