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Idol Finale Results Show: Least Watched EVER!

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The first part of the American Idol finale on Tuesday did poorly in the ratings. Very.

And Wednesday night's results show did just as bad!

The season finale of AI last night brought in its lowest numbers ever for a finale show.

The two hour special brought in about 28 million viewers, reaching a peak of 34 million in the final half hour.

Guess people just tuned in for the results. That means many of them didn't care to tune in and watch KISS, Rod Stewart, Cyndi Lauper or Steve Martin perform? Well, maybe they cared to watch Lauper.

This year's finale was down 12% from last year's.

2010's finale will likely do even worse!

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76 comments to “Idol Finale Results Show: Least Watched EVER!”

  1. 1

    lets hope no one watches 2010s because it isnt on

  2. buck says – reply to this


    and Baby Perez starts the bashing

  3. 3

    Well….yeah the rating were down. The show sucked. My Mom and I were watching it last night saying to each other how horrible the lighting was, how stupid and pointless some of the songs and numbers were, and just how kinda boring and stupid it was in general. It was like they didnt know what to do to fill up 2 hours so lets get Rod Stewart and KISS?!?! Im not even saying Rod Stewart and KISS are bad, they just dont belong on the American Idol finale. Other than the results, I thought the whole show was boring, and stupid, and pointless. Whoever is the song picker for those group numbers needs to be fired!!!!!

  4. 4

    although i didnt watch any other a.i. shows this year, i did tune in to watch the finale. but it was just a fluke that i got to watch kiss, rod steward, cyndi lauper and steve martin (i missed steve
    =( I didnt hear any advertising about them what so ever. that im sure is why a lot more people didnt tune in.

  5. 5

    I only tuned in to see Cyndi Lauper. I have never watched Idol before and unless Cyn makes another appearance I'll have no reason to ever watch it again. Thanks for finally giving Cyndi her props Perez! Too bad Idol made her sing an old song.

  6. 6

    I don't understand how it got low numbers, it was the best finale of American Idol I've ever seen.

  7. 7

    Cyndi was perfection. And Kiss, well, somehow I always get excited to see them in full makeup while Gene sells them out even more. But, was that the real Ace Frehley with them last night ? - looked a little smooth-faced to be the haggered Space Ace that I love. Do they dress someone else up like Ace these days???

  8. 8

    I'm glad that shit is over, where now they can make they're albums and fade into obscurity like clay aiken, david cook, ruben studderd. The guy with the eyeliner looks like the idiot from tokio hotel.

  9. 9

    I can't believe the ratings were so low! It was a really good show! I especially loved all of the performances…they were amazing!

  10. 10

    no one watched because everyone thought adam was gonna win and no one likes him. yay Kris!

  11. 11

    I don't blame them unless you wanted to have your ears bleeding through the whole entire show with that Adam dumbass no good singer!!!

  12. 12

    Are you mad that Kriss won and that other dude lost?

  13. 13


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  15. 15

    Yes Adam is awesome but as the comp wore on he turned into a one trick pony (tongue scream) and Kris who did not get the build up of the favorites peaked right at the end with Heartless… With all that I still wouldn't have voted which I haven't in years until Simon and the rest of the judges were patronizing Kris all but crowning Adam… I redialed all night long for Kris.

    Adam is an outstanding representative for the gay community and I would have been thrilled for him to win but in the end I think Kris is better IMHO

  16. 16





  17. tasha says – reply to this


    Those are still great numbers considering this is the age of dvr's and tivo's which don't get counted. But that being said American Idol is losing it's relevancy.

  18. 18

    The show sucks because it is too long and drawn out. All they had to do is tell you who won. It could have been a 1/2 hour show and these jerkoffs GO FREAKIN OVERTIME!!! What… 2 frickin hours isn't long enough? If you keep shoving the show down our faces, yes, we WILL eventually get tired of it.

  19. 19

    just cause the fag didnt win doesn't mean it was bad… shut up!

  20. buck says – reply to this


    Re: gavmish – Hey Gavmish, i resent that!! I'm one of those agenda-driven, homophobic middle America guys who left us in this economic recession…oh, and i love Carrie Prejean.

  21. 21

    it was actually next to last the first season finale with kelly clarkson had the lowest ratings. you really need to check your facts more.

  22. 22

    American Idol, as well as most ALL other reality shows, drags everything out. We just want to see the contestants sing and that's it. They drag it out and it loses peoples' attention!

  23. 23

    Could it be because everyone DVR'd it? I did and watched it later.

  24. 24

    its weird how it was the least watched yet got the most votes in.

  25. 25

    Get over it for God sake Perez! Maybe it was all the screaming ADAM did that turned people alway? His screams sound like vampire mating call! Yeah it was the highest number of votes casted and who cares about ratting now! Everyone watches it online!

  26. 26


  27. 27

    i am soo happy i do not watch American idol- since it sucks a major hot tamale- out of curiosity i just checked youtube to listen to these two guys (to see what everyone is arguing about) and omg- my ear drums are bleeding- ickkk- they both stink!!! Britain's show is soo much better- not quite sure who the heck votes on these things, but clearly no one with good taste! the one kid looks like he is dressing up for Halloween, and the other one was told one too many times from his mothers friends just how cute he is- bring me Susan Boyle:) xooxoxox

  28. 28

    ADAM LAMBERT DIDN'T WIN LOL!! I am so glad, can't stand him. He' a fake!

  29. 29

    I work nights, so I never get a chance to watch American Idol :(

  30. 30

    thats so weirrdd! you'd think more people would be watching the last two episodes. especially the finale. thats always the best, with all the performers. and the bad singer awards, and getting to know who actually won american idol!
    alghkasgkajg people are weird sometimes to not watch it xD

  31. 31

    Re: buck – Thanks for slapping me as I deserved that! I apologize for generalizing - it was wrong and unfair.

  32. 32

    i am sooooo mad adam didn't win. at least we all know adam will clearly have a better career and that kris is lucky he won because thats the best deal hes gonna get. adam probably has alot of record companies already trying to sign adam. and who cares if hes gay because he was the best contestant american idol has ever had.

  33. 33

    let the bashing begin, thats all you can say because adam didnt win would you be saying this if he had won? i would bet carrie prejeans tiara that you would be fawing all over glambert at least be honest and tell your readers that your sulking and you dont want to talk about kris winning and what a great entertainer he is and a truly nice and humble guy. i do have to give it to adam he was a perfect gentleman and very gracious they really seem to like each other. you could learn a lesson in class from adam

  34. 34

    I usually dont watch the finale because whats the point, I can just go on the internet and find out who won… that being said, I caught it last night and I LOVED it! I was totally entertained the whole time! Good show!

  35. 35

    Didn't watch.
    Didn't care.
    Neither did America.

  36. 36

    Even Adam stole the show last nite, I was happy to see classic artist in the show. Last year were Donna Summer & George Michael, what a great time !

  37. 37

    Adam doesn't represent America, only represents the few screwed up queers. May I recommend therapy. We need to commit all the bitches with d..ks.
    Yah big hairy Sissy eeeww!

  38. 38

    I think mr perez aka Vile Sodomite got defeated after the tirade assault you did on Carrie Prejean and her right to speak up for her beliefs supporting Opposite sex marriage the Christians we're fed up and voted for a Kris the Christian


    Christians win gays lost!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. 39

    I liked the guinea pig movie trailer!!!

  40. 40

    People missed out, it was a really good finale.

  41. 41

    TiVo my man TiVo

  42. 42

    they should have let Adam sing alone with Queen and they should have done Tie your Mother down Oh thats right all u little young punk wouldn't even know what that is ha ha u missed out on all the good music all u guys have is
    Ga ga and Ri Ri u should be so proud

  43. 43

    Re: thisonegirl – ummm who says what belongs on american idol? ummm if you actually watch and listen to what songs they sing, you will hear a variety of music from a variety of genres. sorry if American Idol doesn't care about what's hot at the moment. KISS (fucking legends).

  44. 44

    one last thing, if someone voted simply on the fact that Adam was gay. I think u r stupid and small minded, I liked both contestants, but fact of the matter was, my ears preferred Kris over Adam.

  45. 45

    Why are you such a hater? Its so obvious in how you write and report things that just because your beloved Adam didn't win you have to be a sour loser.

    The ratings were very very good so good that AI was able to carry Fox network to its fifth straight win for the entire broadcast season among viewers age 18-to-49 years old.

    Your such a sour loser its not even funny, guess you didn't learn your lesson from The Mrs California incident huh?

  46. 46

    You all know that if Britney Spears was performing the ratings would have been way way up.

    Why do you think MTV always turn to her for the VMAs?


  47. 47

    thats really shit, in the uk the x factor and the old pop idol averaged a quarter of the entire population as well as huge viewership in ireland so the fact theyre only getting 1/10 of the population of the us is a disaster. simon cowell needs to take the x factor to america, it revived pop idol viewership so it could do the same for american idol

  48. 48

    A ton of people on the West Coast didn't watch it because the results had already been spoiled on Facebook, Twitter, etc. No point in watching it then. Seriously, KISS and Rod Stewart? What is this, 1983?

    And maybe there was some backlash from all of the gay publicity. People (coughPerezcough) turned it into a competition of sexuality instead of performance, vocals and American relativity.

  49. 49

    Actually, I thought the production last nite was really good save for poor, aging Rod Steward taking some time to climb out of the raised platform and not look like a deer in headlights.

    Not sure how Adam could NOT have won. WHAAA?

    The winnner should just get an award EACH YEAR and call it the "Ruben Studerwhat his name" award. Ruben one of the "largest" failures to ever win. Next would be that premature grey-headed guy, what's her name?



  50. 50

    Perez, ha, ha, ha! You trashed Carrie Prejean and America just trashed Adam Lambert. Even though he was more talented than Kris I believe this vote was a retaliation against your pathetic, lying, hate-filled agenda towards straight people. Adam paid for your hate,…hope your satisfied.

  51. 51

    Re: striaght – you could at least spell straight correctly.

  52. 52

    Wake The F*CK Up America. Im not even an idol fan but i have to admit that i watch it because of Adam, I think that this years idol was the best, Ever. this was by far a History in the making Idol; Dude, Kiss,Rod Stewart,Cindy even Mr. Steve Martin… I dont understand how brittney Spears does much better fan based and her shitti Lip Synching than this show last night… ridiculous really.

  53. 53

    i know alot of people in Phx az didnt watch it. they were to busy with graudations LoL. They should really plan better next time.

  54. 54

    I loved seeing Rod Stewart :)

  55. 55

    I enjoyed the show !! Loved cyndi, queen and kiss, Steve Martins tune was GREAT!! Rod Steward really needs to retire. What?? He must be pushing 70 by now..

  56. 56

    Millions of Gay People were disappointed your cheerleading pompom on the ground


    Jesus Wins!!

  57. 57

    You know why you sick fat vile disgusting sodomite it's the least rated show cause noone wants to watch a gay homo's on the show

    May you burn in hell Perez Vile Sodomite you disgusting butt fcuker

  58. 58

    God, Perezito, stop whining about everything, jotito! If you were a woman whining this much, you would have been burned at the stake by now.

  59. 59



  60. 60

    Perez hates straight people. No reason to hate a nice person just because they are straight. You are hurting the cause you fool.

  61. 61

    Adam will do better without the win. Who wants to sing that song anyways? Kris obviously doesn't have the chops to.

  62. Pinkz says – reply to this


    I stopped watching when they eliminated Meagan Joy

  63. 63

    I am not watching it again. I am tired of them picking the wrong person to win.I knew Adam would be second or one of the last two but not be picked. They try and make money off the last two.Its lame.Adam was the best the whole season..suddenly he loses?? wtf.. I hate Idol and not just cause of Adam it happens every damn year.

  64. 64

    Mario, get over it, I'm gay and even I can see that Kris clearly has more talent. Adam may be a good performer but kris is the Artist.

  65. 65

    The whole thing sucked. How about an artist under 40? Sigh. All that awards crap, like we didn't see enough of those that sucked. That show blows. I watched maybe the equivalent of 2 episodes all year and that was while flipping to other shows. Amazing it's still on.

  66. 66

    You are an idiot!

  67. 67

    Actaully Perez season 6 was the had the least veiwed finale…..25.2 million viewers….it goes up and down depending on how popular a contestant is from year to year……it was a good finale though…..and why the big deal it got 28 million veiwers……um its the most watched and talked about show on tv….it isnt going anywhere!

  68. 68

    Re: striaght – totally true, funny how Perez failed to mention that and to post the video of kriss winning!

  69. 69

    It was a really good show..

  70. 70

    If it 'reached a peak' of 34 million', then how can you say that it 'brought in' 28 million?

  71. 71

    The important thing is the final score:
    Gays 0
    Opposites 1

  72. 72

    Cyndi Lauper has the voice that soared. NO ONE can sing a song with the power and emotion she displays. A true vocal artist. NOT a POP DIVA

  73. 73

    kris isnt the most talented singer ever

    he's the same as any other pop 100x pretty boys that sing

    thats why people voted for him
    and the loser homophobes.

    and people say that adams singing hurt their ears.

    kris bored me to death . but whatever. not buying his songs.

    i mean. even tatiana was more talented than kris and

    HE won???? lol

    its okay if people want to hear the same singer over and over again.

    just saying

    and shut up homophbes on this site. why are you even on here
    did you come to gloat. douchebags.

    i love his scream hahah

  74. cathy says – reply to this


    ADAM SHOULD HAVE WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  75. 75

    It was an enjoyable show, but I'd guess a lot of the viewers are young and probably didn't know or care who half the performers on the show were!

  76. 76

    The reason that ratings are down for all of TV shows is that the ratings don't take into account the people recording the shows on TiVo or watching the content online.

    The days of waiting and watching TV live are over. I haven't watched a show live in probably 2 years. I like watching shows when I feel like watching them and to have control over the amount of stupid commercials that are played.