Friday, June 21, 2024

Ratings Shock: HBO’s The Idol Dropped 42% in 2nd Week to Just 135K Viewers


It doesn’t come as a total surprise. But HBOs The Idol dropped 42% in its second outing. The drama starring The The Weeknd and Lily Rose Depp fell to just 135,000 fans on the cable channel.

Earlier HBO claimed 800,000 viewers, down just 11%. But their calculations include private numbers from streaming. The real hard numbers from cable show The Idol being turned off by subscribers who object to the porn silly story, and lack of acting ability.

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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