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Idol's Ratings Drop To Series Low

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Ouch! We hate to say it, but this may be a sign of things to come. We're going to try and stay optimistic.

Last night's numbers are in and it seems American Idol's first Hollywood show didn't do as well as past years. It was down 4 percent week-to-week, ranking as the lowest Thursday showing in Idol history. Still, it managed to scrap together 21.7 million viewers with a 7.2 rating.

Nothing to scoff at, but still nowhere near the glory days.

Let's hope things pick up when they nail down their finalists.

Did U tune in last night?

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32 comments to “Idol's Ratings Drop To Series Low”



  1. 1

    21 million viewers is still alot.

  2. YUCK says – reply to this


    2

    jersey shore baby! get crazy, get loud



  3. 3

    american idol is a great show. what is wrong with america? who wouldn't wanna watch talent being discovered. oh but no, we got fat ass nerds sitting in their mothers basements watching GLEE. and then we got knocked up teen moms trying be all like "I didn't wanna be pregnant, it just happened" lol teens these days. their so stupid. like they don't know the consequences. a bunch of idiots. so their they go watching mtv's crappy show teen mom. and then we got fat, fake oompa loompas trying be like those jersey freaks. "like omg all i wanna do is tan all day. and look hot with my fake boobs" lol jersey shore has some ugly ass people on that show. and their all overweight. worst show ever. the only people who watch that are nothing but a bunch of gay ass freaks. it's nothing but a bunch of old people acting like their still teenagers. fake ass wannabes. so, there. america is getting more and more stupid everyday.



  4. 4

    Idol has to drop the sob stories and focus on just judging a singer's talent.



  5. 5

    J.Lo was slighty annoying because she seemed to always be taking the lead with the judging. I want the dawg to take the lead!



  6. 6

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this the first season where the show aired on a Thursday night? So if it's the lowest rated Thursday ever, isn't it out of maybe five Thursdays total?



  7. 7

    LIKE I SAID ….
    NOBODY GIVES A SHIT ABOUT THIS SHOW ANYMORE, THAT IS WHY THEY CAN'T GET REAL ARTIST TO BE JUDGES… INSTEAD THEY GET THE PEOPLE THAT KEEP TRYING TO HAVE A COME BACK …
    J-LO… YOUR GONNA HAVE SOMEONE THAT CAN'T EVEN GET A HIT SINCE THE DAY SHE STARTED TRYING TO SING…
    AEROSMITH ? ISN'T HE TOO OLD TO BE ON A STAGE, WHAT IF HE BREAKS A HIP …
    RANDY JACKSON…… WHO ?????
    HE'S BEEN ON THERE SO LONG AND I STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT HE'S KNOWN FOR BESIDES LOOSING ALOT OF WEIGHT…
    IT'S TIME FOR A NEW IDEA PEEPS… AMERICAN IDOL IS COMING TO AN END.
    NOW IF ONLY GLEE COULD BE NEXT….



  8. 8

    I like the new format & judges. But, I had to Tivo A. I. because I have to watch Vampire Diaries on Thurs night.



  9. 9

    Dare I say…Bring back Paula and Simon, and kill Ryan… ? Also, axe Jay-ho…….



  10. 10

    This is why the ratings weren't well because NO advertisements for the damn thing i was watching hockey(boyfriends show) then I flicked around 8:40 PM I realized i missed idol and my father in-law who's in to the show as well watched shit because he had NO idea it was on and it was Hollywood week too!! why they would put it on the second night? which was a bad idea in the first place.



  11. 11

    thats a lie if I've ever heard one



  12. 12

    "Scrap together" 21.7 MILLION viewers?!? In this age of internet TV, DVR, TIVO, etc. that is still an incredibly impressive number. I LOVE J-LO and Steven Tyler and don't miss Kara at all. I think it's going to be a better season than last year, for sure.



  13. 13

    That's what they get for not just letting Simon go, but changing their nights. Thursday is a big TV night with lots of competition. I wouldn't miss Grey Anatomy or The Office for this. No thank you. They should have stuck to Tues & Wed nights.



  14. 14

    E reported that last week's episode were up from prior seasons, so wouldn't worry yet. Of course, Perez wouldn't report on all of the facts.



  15. 15

    I love the judges, format and the show. am really enjoying AI this year because we actually have judges with talent.



  16. 16

    i love ai this year but thursday night= the vampire diaries + nikita + skins uk



  17. 17

    21 million is roughly .06 percent of America. Not bad, but hardly great numbers.
    Most people with real lives don't care about predictable formula driven drivel like this at all.

    The new judges are no different than the old ones. Clueless and only posturing for themselves for the camera.

    The format is tired. They had a chance to change it up and focus on the performers performing, but they didn't do it. They stuck with the "boo-hoo" and back story crap they have always pushed to excess. The results are what you'd expect from something so mediocre. Which is too bad really because it is one of the best produced and highly crafted shows from a visual standpoint on commercial TV.



  18. 18

    I did actually. For the first time since Carrie Underwood's season. Tho, admittedly, I would never have watched if I didn't have a friend on it… thoughts on the show? well, I will never be a J.Lo fan, but I was pleasantly surprised by Steven Tyler. Might be worth watching again, people! :)



  19. 19

    I don't really watch TV, but am addicted to Vampire Diaries. Nothing could be better! Thursday nights or any night, it's Damon Salvatore all the way!



  20. 20

    Thats not a series low. Idol in the first season got like 9 mill its first episode. Granted its a long time ago but its still part of the series.



  21. 21

    Hollywood week is my favorite part of the show. Finally, we don't have to suffer through the bad singers. I love this part and great voices! A lot of talent this year!



  22. 22

    I love American Idol without Simon and Paula. Jennifer and Steve gives it a new feel. I can't explain it, but I like it more if Jennifer and Steve judging. Don't get me wrong, I like Simon and Paula, but it was just getting old and another thing they need to change about Idol is the fact that they let the WAY OUT OF THIS WORLD STUPID DUMB auditions get on to the show. WE ALL KNOW most of them are just an act. It just gets more and more ridiculous every damn year.

  23. SuFu says – reply to this


    23

    I just watch the show for the crazies. After that, it's boring.



  24. 24

    That's because The Vampire Diaries are on!!!



  25. 25

    I'd rather watch The Vampire Diaries.



  26. 26

    Well, maybe the people out there like me who thought that the wrong people keep winning..(middle America I am talking to you!)..and that the change of judges was just about going to be ridiculous, after all Simon WAS the show didn't get the memo from my friends that actually forced me to sit down and watch a dvr'd episode. YES folks…the show is great. In a million years I would never of thought that Steven Tyler and J.Lo would have brought so much to the table. I think I actually have a crush on him. Anyway, when they sit and converse amongst themselves they actually sound like they know what they are talking about. People need to start watching again. It is better than the original at this point. Hopefully it will continue!



  27. 27

    Whomp whomp????? More like HA HA!!!!!



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  29. 29

    Cannot stand J.Lo. Too much make up. She gives me the creeps. because of her, the show has low ratings.



  30. 30

    Re: white_is_ugly – You should probably refrain from calling people stupid when you can't differentiate between there, their, and they're. They aren't interchangeable.



  31. 31

    If they showed more singing and less back story and other nonsense like it used to be, I'm sure the ratings would higher.



  32. 32

    there will never be another adam lambert on that show. hasn't been the same since that season.