The universe, and the public, punished “American Idol” last night.
Ratings dropped 24% from Sunday night, and 40% in the key demo, down to 4.7 million.
Seven weeks ago when “Idol” returned on February 14th, the number of people who watched was 6.9 million. You do the math. TWO MILLION people are gone.
The show is being punished for using teenager Claudia Conway, daughter of miserable Kellyanne Conway, who had no business being on “Idol” and was included and encouraged for ratings.
Well, that didn’t work out, did it?
The whole presence of Kellyanne, who should be Public Enemy Number something after four years of lying for Donald Trump, was enough to turn anyone’s stomach.
But then putting Claudia through this, making her think she had a chance, and then watching it all fall apart, yikes. The level of cynicism was off the charts.
So “Idol” loses, disgracefully. You could tell the judges weren’t happy with this whole idea in the first place. Kudos to Katy Perry for being gentle.