America was tuned in to Tuesday night's premiere of American Idol!
The ninth season of AI kicked off with a bang - last night's episode drew almost 30 million viewers to the network!!
Although the numbers have yet to reach such great heights as Idol's fifth season, Fox was prepared for the worst.
Considering the exit of loved judge, Paula Abdul, the network assumed Idol ratings share would be waaaaay down compared to last year's #'s.
But they weren't!
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