Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Ratings: “The Idol” Series Finale Jumped 39% But Still Didn’t Crack 200,000 Viewers Plus The Weeknd Released Tracks No One Bought


Post mortem: “The Idol” Sunday finale, probably the series finale, did jump 39% in total viewers.

But it still didn’t crack 200,000. The Sunday number was 185K. Season average was 164K.

And so “The Idol” comes to an ignominious end.

Meantime, The Weeknd released some more tracks from the show. None of them charted or sold. It’s like they never happened. The Weeknd got nothing from “The Idol” except bad press and angry fans.

HBO was smart to cut its losses, jump ahead to the last episode and get rid of the show. How long will it be up at Max? We’ll see in a few days if they just don’t chuck it.

Roger Friedman
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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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