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American Idol Outdoes American President

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The folks at home were more interested in watching Simon Cowell shred people's misguided hopes and dreams than watching the Prez and First Lady dance at the Inauguration Ball.

American Idol won over audiences with a 12.5 rating/18 share, which was actually still a 25% decrease from last year's ratings. That's a quarter of AI's former viewers who finally got bored of the reality TV show competition.

But Obama still performed a healthy 9.4 rating/14 share.

People wanted to see the dress!

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38 comments to “American Idol Outdoes American President”



  1. 1

    Wow, in the land of the free and the home of the brave, that statistic I find quite surprising. Bet Simon is rapt. His ego will love it!!!



  2. 2

    i watched a movie instead of that crap.



  3. 3

    I thought they fired that other girl.



  4. 4

    whats with her parade of ugly dresses??? COME ON!!!!!!!!



  5. 5

    i didn't watch either…:(



  6. 6

    not interested.



  7. 7

    It was that Toga she was wearing.



  8. 8

    i didnt wacth either one..shit i went to sleep



  9. 9

    Can't stand Simon. Asshole needs a fist up his nutz for being such a cocker fucker…



  10. 10

    *cocky*



  11. 11

    i thought her dress was ok.
    could have been better.



  12. 12

    I only saw what Perez posted. Thanks Perez!
    Work, work, work for me!



  13. 13

    Her dress looks like toilet paper with cotton balls glued on it. She could have done better than that shit!



  14. 14

    Hey Perez,

    You know what is more annoying than your comments about teenagers…. This little clique of 4-5 people who post comments day in and day out having conversations with eachother..PUKE…………..It is sooooo annoying that i find myself choosing not to come to your site because of this group..haha Its like these are the people who live on perez, and i dont want to be apart of that group…They will contribute to the downfall of you site.. At least at T'm'z everyone is anonymous..lol I will only visit your site once a day because of this. And I know that ALOT of people dont like these stupid fools and their conversations..lol
    -



  15. 15

    damn that bitch is tall



  16. 16

    enough with the dress!



  17. 17

    next.
    next.
    next.



  18. 18

    Re: mama of 2 – Harry's right it looked like a Toga



  19. 19

    DVR & AI are the only way to watch that SHIZ, too many commercials!



  20. 20

    Re: EFF YOU – FYI, you can read Mario's posts without clicking on the comments tab



  21. 21

    Re: the last star – Good morning Star - how are you doing???



  22. 22

    Re: EFF YOU – Dickhead - if you just want to read Perez's blogs then don't click on the comments section.



  23. 23

    But harry did think their first dance was a most wonderful moment in time!



  24. 24

    Robert is so lonely because any girl that wants to date him now only does so because they think he's Edward! Poor guy :(



  25. 25

    oops…clicked the wrong entry for my reply.

  26. buck says – reply to this


    26

    i'm already obama-ed out and its only his first day. by the way, i haven't received my rainbow and puppy yet, when is it going to get here barack!



  27. 27

    Hmmm watch the swearing in of the person who is taking control of our shitty economy, the man who controls alot of our fate… or watch some foolish people sing like shit…. hmmm…. i chose futurama!! yayy binder!



  28. 28

    Re: LaDiva is haunting…. – Well I certainly agree with you about Simon. Douche major!



  29. 29

    WHEN WILL THE KOOL AID RUN OUT ???

  30. buck says – reply to this


    30

    btw, i'm with EFF YOU

  31. midi says – reply to this


    31

    is that counting the live stream people watched on their computers? everybody i know (including myself) were working from computers and watching the feed.



  32. 32

    Sorry Mr Prezzzzzzz but Simon is sexier so thats who i wahtched,lol



  33. 33

    haha only in the good ole USA



  34. 34

    The Neighborhood ball was a wonderful show full of talented performances. Beyonce, and Stevey Wonder were phenomenal. It was the perfect culmination of my all-day T.V. watching.



  35. 35

    Re: EFF YOU
    GO FUK YOURSELF, WE ARE NOT TRAITORS HERE, TMZ SUCKS ASSHOLES AND THIS IS OUR FUKIN CHOCLATE FACTORY, OURS, FUKFACE, YOU SO WANT TO HAVE OUR BABIES AND BE US..HEHEHEHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE



  36. 36

    of course!! I LOVE AI!



  37. 37

    Selena Vive outdid American Idol in ratings

    La Reina!



  38. 38

    still the number one show. quit hating and go peddle your book some more