The downwards trend is over!
Though ratings for American Idol have been much lower this year, compared to previous seasons, last night's finale was up 4% from last year's finale.
A whopping 30.6 million people tuned in Wednesday night.
Still, it's not all good news for Idol.
Viewership for this year's finale was down amongst the highly-coveted 18 to 49 year-olds.
And, last night’s season finale was down 16% from the 36.4 million viewers who watched the season finale two years ago.
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