Monday, April 15, 2024

Uh Oh: American Idol Special Drops 16%, Loses 1 Million Viewers with Chris Martin Coldplay Special Appearance



Last night’s “American Idol” dropped by 16.3% from last week, down over 1 million viewers.

Chris Martin was featured a mentor to the singers and Coldplay introduced their new single.

The numbers were supposed to go UP not down. What happened?

I feel bad for Chris Martin, he’s a nice guy. He was a charismatic mentor, definitely. Ryan Seacrest swooned over the way he wore t shirts. Their single, “Higher Power,” stayed at number 5 on iTunes, also. I thought it would spike up some.

But a million people who watched last week just tuned out. This was the lowest rated Sunday so far this season for “Idol.” Gobsmacking.

Were the show’s fans mad after last week’s dismissal of the only contestant who should win this year? That was Alyssa, a possible new Jennifer Hudson.

Instead, the finalists were a random bunch. But Hunter Metts, a blonde kinda Ryan Phillippe looking singer songwriter seemed to have an edge on everyone else. And guess what? He was dismissed at the end of the show! That was a surprise!

I have low expectations for the finale of this season now.



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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