Monday, April 15, 2024

Not Good News for “American Idol” as Ratings Continue Drop, “The Voice” Hangs in There


Something about “American Idol” is just not clicking with the audience.

On Monday night, “Idol” ratings dropped again, this time to 6.9 million viewers. Last Monday, “Idol” was at 7.7 million.

On Sunday night, “Idol” dropped about a million viewers from the prior Sunday.

Meanwhile, “The Voice” remained in good shape with 9.3 million, down 500,000 from the week before.

It’s true that the ratings for these shows sag in the middle of their seasons while the competition works itself out. They come back for the big finales, certainly. But “Idol” is slowly eroding to the point where not many will care who the finalists are next month.

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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