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Olympics Win Big! Beat Idol In Ratings!

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This is EPIC!

For the first time in six years, American Idol did not win the night in the ratings. They took the silver spot as NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics struck gold!

Seems America is much more interested in seeing the likes of Lindsay Vonn, Apollo Ohno, and Shaun White win medals than Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres tell people they suck!

That's a huge win for NBC!

Hey, 222 consecutive nights atop the ratings is nothing to scoff at, AI. Next week, we'll start the count all over again.

Did U watch the Olympics last night?

[Image via AP Images.]

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43 comments to “Olympics Win Big! Beat Idol In Ratings!”

  1. 1

    I blame Ellen…

  2. 2

    i stop watching american idol when they get to hollywood. i never understand what they are doing (not like i care enough to try to understand) its like, the contestants all get teamed up and sent home…ugh…at this point i lose any glimpse of attention i may or may not of had for american idol (most likely may NOT have)…

  3. 3

    what about shani davis?? way to leave out a gold medal winner from last night…

  4. 4

    Don't forget about Shani Davis…He won Gold in 1000M.

  5. 5

    Nope I watched AI. Winter Olympics suck. I prefer Summer Olympics for sure!!

  6. 6

    I mostly watched The Olympics…but flipped over to Idol 2-3 times for a few seconds. This stage of Idol is always pretty dreary for me. I like to watch once they whittle down the masses.

  7. 7


  8. 8

    WTF, Yesterday they lost in ratings to IDOL and you said 'Suck it Vancouver' but when they win it's all because NBC. Wow you really hate Canada don't you? Well, we hate you too!

  9. 9

    bout time people support our athletes representing our country and not top 24 losers who think they can sing!

  10. 10

    Idol was not a live show last night, it was Hollywood week…boring! That may be why the Olympics beat them.

  11. 11

    Its Apolo one L

  12. 12

    GO SHAUN! His run was absolutely sick. The Olympics more than deserve to beat that terrible show!

  13. 13

    I know I watched the Olympics last night for the men's snowboarding and speed skating. Also watch it for the hockey.

  14. 14

    you spelled Apolo Ohno wrong.

  15. 15

    perez, you've gotten pretty lazy with your reporting this last year on grammar and spelling. It's APOLO ANTON OHNO not two L's, just one get it right

  16. 16

    i'm not usually interested in the olympics… i'm a "futbol" world cup type of fan, but it was totally awesome watching shaun white win the gold last night! i think i want to go snow boarding now! ;)

  17. 17

    oh yes… and i'm tuning in tonight!

  18. 18

    Re: Starbella – I'm exactly the same. They drag it out far too long..

  19. 19

    most people watch idol when the real competition begins. and I started watching the other night and a whole show and 7 get picked? NO, and others probably felt the same way. We will read to see who is choosen, not 2 hours of bs. besides shaun shaun shaun shaun shaun, lord, I am almost old enough to be his mother….. go shaun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. 20

    1) Apolo Ohno did not win a gold medal last night but Shani Davis did.

    2) It's Apolo not Apollo

    Great post though. You're a winner, PH!

  21. 21

    b/c Shaun White is the MAN! his runs were sick last night!

    oh and perez, nice going leaving out the other gold medaql winner Shani Davis, the only black man to ever win speed skating gold! and ohno didn't win shit last night, he just qualified so to put him in and not shani is ridiculous!

    i know you don't watch the olympics b/c you're too busy famewhoring.

  22. 22

    Hell yes I watched the Olympics, Shaun White was Amazing…it made me really hot for him :) and let me mention that Scotty Lago was awesome too

  23. 23

    yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss i loved the olympics last night even tho i hate watching sports!!! you forgot shani davis !!!!!!!!! he won gold 2!!!!!!

  24. 24

    Ellen doesn't belong there, then they want to bring Howard 'the retarded one' so that show is going to be a circus ! They need need judge like Tommy Mottola even JT will work!

  25. 25

    Hell Yes! The Olympics were fantastic!

  26. 26

    Interesting … no mention of Shani Davis - who actually WON something last night. Apolo didn't win anything last night - he qualified. Why no mention of the Black guy, who won his SECOND CONSECUTIVE gold medal - the first U.S. man ever to do so in that sport?!? Just askin …

  27. 27

    oh shaun white got me excited last night!

  28. 28

    Carrot Top won a medal?

  29. 29

    Re: foshoitskaitlyn – I agree. I've never watched any snowboarding before when I saw him……..GOOD GOD I was cringing hoping he wouldn't fall. Those moves are WOW!!!! :) I'll watch him any day over the trash tv that's on now.

  30. 30

    I think the Olypics is a bigger deal. Don't you think? I watched it. Saw all the winners. It was good.

  31. 31

    Idol is old and tired. Winter olympics is once every four years, and out athletes are awesome…so it's 24/7 olympics in my house!! Suck it, Cowell. GO USA!!!!

  32. @v@ says – reply to this


    Yessirree, I watched. Don't forget Shani Davis! He was fast, smooth, and flawless. Shaun White was a joy to watch. Congrats to the other medalists!

  33. 33

    USA!! USA!! USA!!

  34. 34

    It is Lindsey Vonn and Apolo Anton Ohno, you fucking retard ghost writers.

  35. 35

    Wow so you can get tons of useless people's names right but you can't spell Apolo? sad.

  36. 36

    I love shaun white…. lol

  37. 37

    Golden tomato

  38. 38

    Shaun White is awesome!

  39. 39

    Oh that is awesome! I just love watching the Olympics! I think that athlete-induced fame is so much more than the celebrities we've been hearing about lately. If you'e famous and you're an athlete, God, you must've WORKED to get there. No such thing as one-hit-wonder daddy plopping a talentless daughter on the podium. No, good job America for choosing something more real.

  40. 40

    Yes i did!! The Olympics were awesome! Especially Apolo Anton Ohno!! I love him. Lindsay Vonn && Shaun White did great too

  41. 41

    Yes!! I watched Evan Lysacek beat that punk Russian Evgeni Plushenko. Way to go America, Way to go Evan. Go Team USA!!!!!!

  42. 42

    I also watched shaun white. He is Awsome. He didn't even have to do his second run, but did it anyway and kicked ass. Dude is too cool. congrats to Shani Davis and Lindsay Vonn. To bad Lindsay fell on her other run. She will do better on the Super G.

  43. 43

    Hell yeah, I watched the olympics and pacifically for Shaun White. He is an amazing athlete and my idol! He is also an amazing role model; he always lives for the moment, always tell people something a long the lines of never giving up your dreams, and he's also cute:)