Sorry, American Idol!
Even though the reality competition's latest season finale drew in considerably more viewers than last year's with 20 million tuning in to see Scotty McCreery take home the title, the Dancing With The Stars finale beat them with an unbelievable 21 million viewers, marking the first time any show has ever beaten it on a performance night EVER!
Industry analyst Marc Berman says:
"'American Idol' is still a very widely seen show, but it doesn't stand so much above the No. 2 show ['DWTS'] anymore that it can't be beaten. The country loves dancing and the country loves 'Dancing With the Stars'. . . It's the new form of variety — it's got dancing, it's got music, it's got comedy, it has all the ingredients. People were very invested in them, and the contestant they liked the most — Kirstie Alley — made it right to the end. They [remaining Idol contestants] aren't the best that they've had, people aren't buzzing about the two of them. The common comment is that they're both country-western singers and that's diluted interest. 'Dancing With the Stars' is still fresh. 'Idol' is still strong, but there's not that much interest in the finalists and there's endless interest in 'Dancing With the Stars.' "
Wow! That's a pretty thorough breakdown!
Can't say we disagree with him!
Either way, we don't think that anyone should be ashamed of those kind of ratings!
They both KILLED IT last night!
What do U think?? Do U prefer Idol or Dancing With The Stars?
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