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American Idol Is No Longer The Most Popular Show On Television (For Now)

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It only took ten years for the ratings to finally start slipping, so nobody can say the show didn't have a good run on top.

American Idol is no longer the most popular show of its genre on television. After steadily declining in ratings over the last couple of weeks, The Voice is reigning supreme with a 6 point ratings score, compared to Idol's 5.2.

Don't get us wrong, the FOX show is still a bonafide hit and attracting millions upon millions of viewers every week, but there are signs Idol is losing its monster strength.

In just one week, the total viewership slipped from 18.9 million to 15.9 and took a 16% hit to the coveted 18-49 demographic.

15 million still ain't bad, however, so this reality competition will most definitely be around for years to come.

Sources also point out that The Voice is in the show's most popular phase, while Idol is in its least, as J. Lo and the gang weed through the top 24. Idol's ratings could easily climb back up to the top once the competition narrows to the top 12.

Do U prefer NBC or FOX's singing competition this season?

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13 comments to “American Idol Is No Longer The Most Popular Show On Television (For Now)”

  1. sevgi says – reply to this


    Randy Jackson, eat that!!

  2. 2

    Love the Voice during the audition process, but prefer Idol in the later rounds. Thought the Voice was pretty awful after the auditions last year, maybe they'll fix some of those problems this year.

  3. 3

    VOICE all the way!! I LOVE Celo he is hilarious :) :) hope he wins this time around!! Or Christina the other two are way too cocky and Adam already has one win under his belt… lots of good girls in their groups this season too! Its gonna be a great season. American Idol is one of the most boring repetitive shows on any network… I hate it I stopped watching when I was 12 after the first season..

  4. 4

    The Voice is the better show.

  5. 5

    I really dont care for the audition shows on Idol. Its like the same jokes and feels staged at times. But I will be following the show starting next week with the top 24 and looking forward to it.

  6. 6

    With GeeBee on this one. The Voice is cool and all in the beginning but once it goes live it is a TRAIN WRECK! The battle rounds are dumb… two people of "similar" vocal abilities desperately over singing over each other to get the judges attention… boo. Plus it is a competition for the judges as well so that being said, the judges should be able to vote for their own contestants. There were SO MANY pitch problems with the voice last year it was almost unbearable. It was obvious who was going to win from the absolute beginning… boring. The only good thing is the judges, they are funny and the whitty banter keeps the energy up! American Ido has consistently had better talent than any other show and it looks like it will be the same this year from what I have seen from both so far.

  7. 7

    I heard the voice was pretty decent, but idk I've been watching American Idol since I was little, and I really have no desire to watch the voice. However, Idol does need to switch it up in the audition rounds, I don't mind watching the bad people occasionly but I really wish they would showcase real talent more and stop focusing as much on stupid story lines, it's getting old and I just want to hear people sing!

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  9. 9

    I gave Idol a try with Tyler and Lopez, and it sucked. Lopez is boring and Tyler is creepy. So I'm not surprised that the show is slipping. I have seen The Voice and the auditions are good but the rest needs work.

  10. 10

    I never liked Idol before, and its even worse now with Jlo. No thanks! I love the Voice because they got real talent on there. Even the coaches on the Voice have more talent than the judges on Idol. The Voice blows Idol out the water :)

  11. 11

    The Voice #1 Baby! Love Xtina, Adam, Blake, and Cee-lo.

  12. 12

    I agree with comment # 9. I stopped watching AI after season 7. I lost my desire to watch when Ellen was the judge. AI is getting weird to me. Asked Milley to be the mentor. Something is wrong with AI. Now with J Lo & Tyler as the judges ………I really lost my desire to watch AI completely. So Voice is my choice. The judges knows about music.

  13. 13

    well, did you see who won last year?