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American Idol Beats Olympics!

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We're not surprised!

According to Nielsen ratings, American Idol took in about 24 million viewers, whereas the 2010 Winter Olympics garnered only a bit over 20 million. The competition show took the gold by a 16% lead!

Although both programs did take a hit! Idol usually averages an audience of 28 million and the Olympics are bringing in about 25 million.


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39 comments to “American Idol Beats Olympics!”

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  2. 2

    American Idol should call it quit's for it's 10 year finale.

  3. 3

    Why would you say Suck it Vancouver? Pure ignorance to say such things, but then again I'M NOT SURPRISED!

  4. 4

    it was great and they let the girl with the side mouth go :(
    i hope they keep the 70s guy hes hot

  5. 5

    Screw you, Perez.

    And Agreed! Go! Canada Go!

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  7. 7

    Why would anyone even watch the NBC Olympics broadcast? They've skipped the coolest events and they're tape-delaying most of the others. By the time the events come on, people have already found out who won (or didn't.) Seems like another NBC blunder.

  8. 8

    So what. 20 million is a big number considering not much was going on. Why 'suck it" that is so rude.

  9. 9

    Simon is leaving next season which probably means this show will finally DIE!!!

  10. 10

    Perez you can criticize and insult your own disfunctional country all you want… But do not insult a country that offers incredible health care… Sees everyone who lives under it's flag (gay str8 trans etc…) as equals and not second class citizens… We are a country with true freedoms unlike yours who still has to debate the fact that gays are not as equal as str8! Idol was lame last night, it just goes to show what low grade taste some have for useless Tv! Your comment "Suck it Vancouver" was uncalled for! Retract it and respect a country that has a lot of your fan base within it's borders!

  11. 11

    I watched lost… :)

  12. 12

    Ellen is so LAME!!!!!! She isn't the least bit funny! Kara is a waste too!

  13. Aries says – reply to this


    I watched Idol and want the two hours of my life (which I totally wasted) back. Talk about NO talent this year!

  14. 14

    GO! CANADA GO!!!!!!!

  15. 15

    i watched lost and american idol (at 8) .

  16. 16

    I watched LOST

  17. 17

    Re: Wickedsmize76 – Totally agree with ya, except you forgot to tell whoever is writing for Perez to go to hell!

  18. 18

    UHHMMM… the Olympics are on all day and Idol is on for like 1 or 2 hours - VANCOUVER WINS - MWAHAHAHAHAHA

  19. 19

    Actually, I am surprised the Olympics did that well considering it was Idol night. And the fact that Idol took a hit is indicative that people are watching the Olympics.

  20. 20

    I find it very offensive and ignorant that Perez doodled "SUCK IT Vancouver". Perhaps you shold think about your Canadian supporters before you post something so unmindful. GO CANADA GO!!!!!!!!!!

  21. cepal says – reply to this


    methinks somone has to work on their math skills..

  22. 22

    America is one big reality show, it's no surprise with NBC's lousy coverage and US culture that this show would be on top.

  23. 23

    not surprised seeing as most Americans would rather watch a karaoke competition than sporting events.

  24. 24

    I want simon and ryan to run a train on me

  25. 25

    Wow, really? People still watch American Idol? I remember watching the first and second season, then it was just like the same shit over and over again yet with different faces. I guess that's Americans for ya though, they love their mindless television.

  26. 26

    Yes, well no one watches the Olympics on NBC.
    They show who they want when it makes the country look good. Contrary to what the idiots who work there believe, people want to see more athletes than their beloved Americans.
    Take a hint from CTV, TSN and Sportsnet. They show all the events all the time. Whether Canada is in the running or not.

  27. 27

    Perez, you're really starting to annoy me…. the fact that you wrote "suck it Vancouver" is so insulting to Canada and the Olympic games…
    I wonder why the fuck you're so famous now, you should have your ass kicked daily

  28. 28

    As usual, Perez, you've always got a put an insult in there. I think tonight is my last night on your site. I'm really sick of your ignorance.

  29. 29

    Vancoooverrr whatt…….GROW UP PEOPLE

  30. 30

    Screww up perezzz…Vancouver whatttttttt

  31. 31

    I watched Lost. What's up, Mario? Do you hate everything?

  32. 32

    GO CANADA GOO !! and remember, there are a LOT of american vancouver right noww!

  33. 33

    Vancouver trumps your ugly ass any day.

  34. 34

    I watched LOST too!!

  35. nm88 says – reply to this


    Goooo Canadaa!!!! You just lots a few Canadian supporters with such an offensive comment!!

  36. 36

    I geuss everybody tuned in for Kara`s ugly blue dress with flatt tittays!
    I lmaoffff!

  37. @v@ says – reply to this


    Listen, if Idol was on during presidential election night, they'd probably have to reschedule the election. Citius, Altius, Fortius (Swifter, Highter, Stronger) or Idol? America has spoken. Lol.

  38. 38

    I have been a fan of your sight for a couple years now and I will no longer be visiting this sight after that totally unnecessary 'Suck it Vancouver' comment. First off there are approx 35 million canadians and there are approx 315 million americans so do the math! secondly where did you get your 'ratings'? in Canada we watch CTV and CTV broadcasts the Olympics 24/7. I am not going to lie I flipped to American Idol, got bored and went back to watch the Olympics as every other Canadian I know. We love our sports, especially hockey and we love the outdoors unlike the obese population of USA whom spend their nights watching mind numbing shows such as American Idol. The only time Canada watches American Idol is during the try outs so we can laugh at all the dumb talentless people who go on for their 30 seconds of fame. I don't think you realized what you made your country out to look like by posting such a comment. You are proving that your country could care less about supporting their athletes who have trained extremely hard in these last 4 years to go to the olympics and care more about people attempting to sing on a ridiculous tv show?! show some pride in your country and show some support to your athletes! But I guess since you aren't Canadian you would not understand the meaning of pride or support.

  39. FMB says – reply to this


    Vancouver Olympics BEATS American Idol… WHY? The Olympics are REAL Reality featuring the BEST athletes of the WORLD… American idol is CONTRIVED OVERPRODUCED SIMON COWELL TAINTED reality with the supposed AHEM 'best' of the undiscovered teen to 28 year old 'singers', and they really only show the best of the worst until you get to the top 10.