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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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87 comments to “Good News For Idol

  1. jessica says – reply to this


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    whateverrrrrrrr

  2. David says – reply to this


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    1st

  3. dave says – reply to this


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    like who cares?

  4. What the ? says – reply to this


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    Why was the pic of the loser of AI? It should have been a pic of David Cook! Aaaanyways..

  5. boozyy says – reply to this


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    no one caressssssssss

  6. i♥boogers says – reply to this


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    american idol can suck my balls

  7. Nic says – reply to this


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    Who cares??? American Idol is everything that's wrong with the world. More people care about AI than about the future president of the United States. So sad…

  8. rza says – reply to this


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    I stopped watching that show after season 1

  9. huh?? says – reply to this


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    am i the only one who wants to give gaspy archuletta a big fat slap in the face?

  10. brad says – reply to this


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    you are so ridiculous about all of this

    IT'S BY FAR THE HIGHEST RATED SHOW ON TV

  11. shay says – reply to this


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    Idol is over. Great. let the dancing begin.

  12. Chloé says – reply to this


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    ooooh I love david Archuleta.

  13. JohnnyDo says – reply to this


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    This kid looks like a fruit! P would you put it in his butt?

  14. asdrgadg says – reply to this


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    fuckfuckfuckfuck i hate ai

  15. Savannah says – reply to this


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    inice

  16. eyes says – reply to this


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    cook was better

  17. lori says – reply to this


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    he was good but he had no personality on stage and was boring to watch.. but i think they were both good

  18. Scott says – reply to this


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    Last night's finale` was a 30 minute show stretched out to over 2 hours! Ratings are one thing but not when they begin to torture the audience!

  19. I LOVE DAVID ARCHULETA!!! says – reply to this


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  20. stacy says – reply to this


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    David A. probably lost because of his "Crazy" Dad. I'm sure all of the bad publicity didn't help him!

  21. jbfan says – reply to this


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    it was because of the jonas brothers being on it, duh. i know that's the only reason i watched it. once they came on i turned it off.

  22. MELODY says – reply to this


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    ITS BECAUSE THE JONAS BROTHERS WERE ON THE SHOW!!

  23. Mark_F says – reply to this


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    Fuck David Archuleta….Lil Bastard Is Annoying! First…He Sings With His Damn Eye's Closed, He Acts Goofy As Hell & If its Not A Ballad Its Not His Type Of Song…He's Too Young, Acts Pretty Gay, His Dad Probly Is Beating Him Right Now For Not Winning, uhh Yeah We All Might Wanna Call CPS For Him Cuz You Know His Daddy Wont Let Him Use The Phone for a while, damn loser he will wind up on some damn disney show or high school musical type of shit….I Hate Him As Much As I Hate Donny Osmond

  24. francie says – reply to this


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    this was the best season of idol ever.

  25. Atman says – reply to this


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    I LOVE DAVID ARCHULETA TOO!!!

  26. Casey says – reply to this


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    If you are going to write about American Idol can you at least post a pic of the REAL WINNER?! You are better than this P-nasty! I am disappointed!

  27. cros says – reply to this


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    Do the execs take into account the people, like myself, that DVR shit to watch later???

  28. Divo boy says – reply to this


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    Cute Kid, nice voice… too young right now but I think he'll make it and might be a good musician later. I don't like the cocky attitude from the other David.

    Last nite I watched because Donna Summer and George Michael were performing,
    otherwise I won't even bother with that show!

  29. Casey says – reply to this


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    Re: huh?? – you are NOT the only one! I hate that little bitch!

  30. Kristen says – reply to this


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    Thank god David Cook won! YAY!

  31. loika says – reply to this


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    I thought last night's show was GREAT! Not alot of crap in between- A nice combination of great artists (ZZ TOP!!! Graham Nash!) I never switched channels until George Michael's ballad (zzzz) I thought it was a great show and they need to keep that format…

  32. Alexis says – reply to this


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    The show sucks, but I think people are too hard on David Archuletta. He's only a kid. People need to stop calling him gay.

  33. oscar says – reply to this


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    Perez, come on even you should know viewership IN GENERAL is DOWN for ALL TV SHOWS!!!!!!!!!! Since the strike ordeal, which you reported…not as many people are watching TV. So to say it is IDOL failing is wrong, IDOL is still number in its slot, go check out all the other shows viewership then tell me what you find out!

  34. stache says – reply to this


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    Is he carrying a trick rag in that photo?

  35. jbfan says – reply to this


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    Re: MELODY

    hey i'm glad someone else knows the real reason why ratings were up! haha and i seriously believe that is why! we all wanted to see the JB!

  36. davidarchuletalover says – reply to this


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    i freaking love david archuleta and he doesnt need american idol anywayss!!!!
    he is going to have a much better and bigger career than david cook

  37. Kitty says – reply to this


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    Why the pic of David Arch-u-loser? His 15 minutes were up as soon as they announced David Cook as the AI winner.

  38. Beth says – reply to this


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    It was because of the Jonas Brothers. I'm sure there were a whole bunch of little girls who tuned in just to see them. I know my niece did.

  39. lil' k says – reply to this


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    Enuf with the numbers. 96 million voted (me among 'em…and correctly). Thankfully, unlike Presidential elections, the American people finally got it right!

  40. Flo says – reply to this


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    I LOVE YOU PEREZ!!!
    and I LOVE ARCHULETA…
    too bad next year there will only be 10 million viewers cause Archuleta didn't win and no one wants to watch that rigged show anymore..

    GO ARCHIE!

  41. Lo says – reply to this


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    That Archuleta is just too cute. His voice is absolutely amazing….
    GO ARCHIE GO!! He'll still do very well in his music career.

  42. pUPA says – reply to this


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    awww that (Ar)Chuleta got fried!

  43. Ilovearchuleta says – reply to this


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    I LOVE YOU DAVID ARCHULETA!!!!!!! Thank perez for posting a pic with him =] DC fans are soo mean..come on guys, archuleta has the most amazing voice ever.stop being haters.
    even if david archuleta won last night, i still promised not to watch american idol ever again..this show sucks!

  44. The queen is back says – reply to this


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    I only watched to see Donna Summer's performance and boy was she great!!!!!!!!!!!!That woman is fuckin' A M A Z I N G!!!!!!!!Talk about a true artist who really has a voice to sing with.Very impressing,hope to see her back high on the charts where she deserves to be.

  45. jag says – reply to this


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    i think it was mainly to see if archuleta was going to come out on national television…im just saying:D

  46. Ltotheaura says – reply to this


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    I honestly think this was the best season of Idol EVER. Blake and Jordan compared to the David's? I flip flopped from Archie to Cook, and I went into the finale last night really wanting them both to win. I now have PID… post idol depression. I'm really going to miss seeing those two every week! :(

  47. XD says – reply to this


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    two words:

    JONAS

    BROTHERS.

  48. Tony Big Diggie says – reply to this


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    You got that right buddy, "The Queen is back" , Gosh her voice still strong as 30 years ago. Her newest album "Crayons" got a mix of music styles from Rock, Hip hop, Regge, Dance, etc….. Donna Summer is streaching her carrer hope the young ones give a chance to listen her music and they'll love it !

  49. Daddy whips says – reply to this


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    Is Archie's father going to give him a nice azz beating for losing?
    His father seems to be obsess with his career. It a wonder pops didn't give David Cook a nice knee clubbing.

  50. Laura says – reply to this


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    Perez, I hate that you have started talking about ratings, etc. It is common for a program that has been on as long as Idol to lose some steam, however you forget Idol Tuesday and Idol Wednesday are still both the highest rated programs on TV. So yes, while they might have to revamp the show to keep it current and keep viewership up… I don't think the execs of the show are crying about this. Stick to gossip, not ratings info!!

  51. samantha says – reply to this


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    Why do people watch this shit? Seriously? Why? It's just sad, really sad.

  52. Daryl says – reply to this


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    Re: What the ? – Because he should have won, that's why!

  53. Daryl says – reply to this


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    I really could care less. I think Idol is rigged more than ever (they lost Daughtry and want to create a new Daughtry, which will NOT happen with D. Cook). Next January, I'll read a good book and not waste my time until the folks at Idol revamp the voting system and ditch Paula and Randy. Idol's time has come and gone…..its finally jumped the shark!

  54. dirtyPants says – reply to this


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    Glad the fag lost, can't be on camera without crying. What a fruit cake. Think I will call him davey cakes. LOL

  55. Sarah says – reply to this


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    It's only because the Jonas Brothers were on the show.
    I hope Idol doesn't come back though- I'm so sick of hearing about it and I don't even watch it. The auditions arn't even funny anymore- their really over played and you can tell people are just doing it for the 5 minutes of fame or their getting paid.
    Idol needs to finish already!

  56. HANNMANN says – reply to this


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    IDOL CAN FUCK OFF FOR GOOD I HATE THAT DAMN LOSER SHOW….IT IS PATHETIC ACTUALLY GROW THE FUCK UP AND LETS STOP WATCHING IDOL!!!! THEY ALL SUCK, AND THE JUDGES SUCK EVEN MORE

  57. samii; ' says – reply to this


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    omg!! i cant believe this cutiie lostt!!

  58. Tips Idol producers says – reply to this


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    Idol will continue to improve if they get rid of the shmaltz and focus on making it an actual talent competition like they did this year. People are sick to death of the reality show aspect of it with the endless horrible auditions, outdated song categories and biased judging. We want more David Cooks; people who are actual musicians and not just karaoke singers, we want the show to be a platform for unsigned ARTISTS. And I don't mean "plants" but actual undiscovered talent like David Cook and Elliott Yamin. No one was fooled by Carly Smithson. The judges need to be fair in their criticisms too and stop pimping people they want to win. As you can see, America is not listening to them. Lose the 30 year olds songs too and let them sing more CURRENT music.

  59. dcmakesmewet says – reply to this


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    show us a pic of cook!

  60. Idol was good this year says – reply to this


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    The David Cook/ZZtop thing was GREAT. Love that they them use their instruments this year. Michael Johns was fantastic too. I would have liked to have seen more Chickezie, he's really good. Cook has a great career ahead of him. I just hope they don't try to turn him into Daughtry, Daughtry bores me. I would like to see him do something more relevant than Daughtry. I see him as a more introspective type singer like Springsteen.

    And what are you losers being so negative about?

  61. Cook/MJ=hotness says – reply to this


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    Aren't Cook and Michael Johns the hottest things ever? Lord.

  62. ydna2003 says – reply to this


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    my mom watched it, she 57, i didnt im 23 so i guess they were right.

  63. carol says – reply to this


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    Hey I think all the other shows would be drooling over 30 million viewers…. The next best was 13 million. Lets not put them in their graves yet. I think its really funny when people say Idol is losing viewer……30 MILLION?????

  64. Pootytang says – reply to this


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    It's too friggin' long!!! Why watch for 2 hours when you can find out on the internet who won way early!!! Am I gonna watch to see Paula's drunk ass say something stupid? Again?? Do Love the J Bs though!

  65. apple says – reply to this


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    his shirt is from target, i bought it for my brother! haha k bye

  66. bob says – reply to this


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    MONCHICHI, MONCHICHI……… :D

  67. Robo says – reply to this


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    I didn't watch but would have if David A had a cum shot (from his future 18 year old self of course). I hope he posts on X-Tube when he turns 18, without his dad.

  68. Redj says – reply to this


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    I heart Archuleta. Still. The haters can go to hell.

  69. JayJay says – reply to this


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    Re: huh??
    Amen!!! You couldn't have said it better…

  70. le-femme-natale says – reply to this


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    the only reason people watched the season finale was that there was actually going to be real musicians on like the jonahs bros. and ect.

  71. capers says – reply to this


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    archuleta is such a hottie, can't wait to see how he looks like when he is 25! better than cook.

  72. meiky says – reply to this


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    David archuletta is such a hottie! he should have won, he has the better voice than cook!

  73. bumblekitty says – reply to this


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    Pffft, yah, and I know probably thousands of girls only watched the show because the Jonas Brothers were performing on it.
    LAME.

  74. Donna Summer says – reply to this


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    Donna Summer was definitely the highlight of the show - what an artist,what a voice.So great to see her back in the spotlight where she belongs.

  75. Roxy-babooba says – reply to this


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    HolyShit man Perezz Your full of crap!!!
    Like it shows that yuou dont whatch the show cuzz ummm ya gueee what this year like alot more then that watched it.
    And anywayzz where do u get all this crapy infromation like my grandma knows more then you do. and i would so LOVE to see you making a show
    we could see whos better YOU or American Idol LIke hello Perez like we say in french Réveiulle Toié! Wake Up!

  76. RON says – reply to this


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    Does it not strike you as odd that three times as many people voted for the fialists as the number of people who watched it??

  77. denise says – reply to this


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    I love this guy archuleta. he will be a music god i tells ya

  78. Eurovisionlover says – reply to this


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    Haha! fuck idol, watch eurovision, that has 300 million viewers! beat that!

  79. yippee girl says – reply to this


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    I tuned in to watch Carrie Underwood perform and dang she was hot in that short dress. Loved that song too. Got a bonus to see zztop and jonas bros. the show was a little boring until some better people got on. George Michael is awesome but Im sorry to say Carrie blew that song out of house on AI gives back. Just like she does I Told You So by Randy Travis. She's the bomb.

  80. tre says – reply to this


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    i think people watch only the first and last show's…in between you're stuck watching abdul's drinking skit's

  81. britt says – reply to this


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    David Archuleta is KING!!!!!

    david coo(c)k is poo.

  82. Catherine says – reply to this


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    i only watched because the jonas brothers were on it!
    and because david archuleta is a cutie

  83. the winner says – reply to this


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    Re: Mark_F – your a rude bastard

  84. the winner says – reply to this


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    Re: What the ? – BECUSE DUMB ASS HE IS THE REAL WINNER

  85. THE WINNER says – reply to this


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    Re: huh?? – i LIKE TO SLAP YOU FUCKEN FACE DUMB ASS

  86. THE WINNER says – reply to this


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    Re: Idol was good this year – YEA HE DID NOT EVEN SING WITH zz TOP THEY JUST PLAYED NOISE, THE COMPT. WAS ABOUT SINGING

  87. THE WINNER says – reply to this


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    DAVID A. IS THE REAL WINNER