Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Ratings: “The Idol” Stalls at 133,000 Viewers in Surprise Penultimate Episode: The Weeknd Is Almost Over


Our long national suffering almost over.

This Sunday, The Weeknd will end as “The Idol” wraps its “season” with its fifth episode.

There were supposed to be six episodes all told but someone realized there’s no plot anyway, nothing has happened, and why continue?

Last Sunday’s episode was the third in a row with basically the same ratings. Just 133,000 people watched on the HBO linear channel. That was the same as last week and 2,000 fewer than the previous week.

“The Idol” will not be returning, and if HBO is smart they’ll wipe it from Max and streaming. Let it sink like the lost city of Atlantis and never be found again. All they need to do is study social media reactions, and the plug will be pulled forever.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
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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