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American Idol Premiere Sucks Ratings Ballz! Beat By NCIS!!!

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Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey fighting judging America's undiscovered talent can't garner more viewers than a grey-haired dude who solves crimes?!


Last night's American Idol is apparently the lowest rated AI premiere EVER, with only 17.9 million 18-49 year-old viewers tuning in!

It seems that rather than watching Nicariah's tense back and forth and having one's ears violated by terrible singers, Tuesday's TV night viewers tuned into NCIS instead.

Boo! You guys are missing out! This panel has the chance to be the strongest its been since the original trio. You've got really knowledge, eloquent, fierce people keeping it real with these young people. There's some real promise here!

So please, maybe tune in tonight, help boost the readership… save the show from being cancelled!

What do U think of the season premiere, lovely readers?!

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69 comments to “American Idol Premiere Sucks Ratings Ballz! Beat By NCIS!!!”

  1. 1

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  2. tasha says – reply to this


    I watched the first hour then turned it. It sucked big time. Worst Idol ever. I felt bad for Keith Urban being pulled into this shit.

  3. 3

    Personally, I'd rather watch a RERUN I've seen a million times of that "grey-haired dude solving crimes," than a bunch of egoes bickering over and judging a bunch of pop-star wannabes ANYDAY.

    And it was a good episode of NCIS.

  4. Be-Atch says – reply to this


    The show is c r a p //////

  5. Cjach says – reply to this


    well duh. who wants to watch nicky minaj????/ she is the most untalented person who got to be famous. she is annoying and makes people sick. literally hurts my ears. and she is so hard to look at. EW!!!

  6. ballz says – reply to this


    you're joking right? i watched last night and won't be watching again as long as nicki and mariah are on the show…it's the worst judging panel i've ever seen. minaj and mimi come across as fake, condescending, self-serving, petulant divas. i feel bad for anyone who was really trying to audition. brutal. i miss simon.

  7. Rolly says – reply to this


    Joinging American Idol was the worst decision Mariah ever made. Not only did it downgrade her status, but it started this whole feud with Minaj and garnered even more hate towards her. She's a SINGER first and foremost, not a TV personality. As for Nicki, she can just piss off. Annoying as hell.

  8. ES-339 says – reply to this


    This should be the last gasp for AI and it's down to one reason. Miss (the sun shines out of my ass) Carey. She has her head soo far up het own ass it's hard to watch. Girl, you're only a singer. A good one, but just a singer.

  9. khorn says – reply to this


    The only person I like on the panel is Keith Urban. He's probably regretting taking the job. When I heard they hired Mariah Carey and Niki Minaj I knew I would not be watching it. I can't stomach either one of them.

  10. OreoCookie says – reply to this


    It was the worst Idol premier ever. I've watched all seasons and this by far has been the most boring and awkward. I too feel bad for Keith. He had to sit in the middle of two clowns. All Nicki kept saying was "You're beautiful." "I think you're special." Oh please. I didn't particularly enjoy Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler on the panel but they did a heck of a better job than these two. I'm actually embarrassed for Mariah.

  11. peter_garza says – reply to this


    This show was by far, the worst American Idol EVER. I was so bad. I watched just to see if it would get better and it was a huge disappointment. Everyone complained about Paula Abdul when she was on, well……I'd much rather watch her than this panel of judges. They were each completely booooooooring. Please bring Paula and Simon back. This show has NOT been the same since they left.

  12. 12

    Strongest panel ? Strongest at making faces at each other, cat-fighting, diva-like, stuck up a$$es, is all.. They may all have talent (Nicky ? ehhhh….) but they have absolutely NO chemistry together… They were not funny.. And to me, they're making a joke out of the show. If Nigel "planned" this so he has an excuse to cancel the show, he's a genius !! I actually turned the show off to watch the damn, depressing news instead !! Now THAT's bad !!!

  13. 13

    This show was never relevant to me..they had two good singers come out of this they knew there ratings were going down its time has come many years ago they started a feud to get people's attention to watch it was a gimmick that failed you must have real talent and skill to rate others there is no one on the panel including seacrest no talent Keith maybe the exception

  14. 14

    Do you think all the fighting is real or just made up to get ratings? I'm not sure.

  15. 15

    "help boost the readership" God, you're fucking "writers" are WORTHLESS

  16. 16

    tHEY'RE done. they've already jumped the shark, there's nothing else they can do.

  17. jett7060 says – reply to this


    "..you've got really knowledge.." Really? Really?! Try to spend less time brown nosing celebrities like Minaj and more time PROOF READING your own work, dip shit!

  18. beach says – reply to this


    You couldn't pay me to watch that horrid Minaj, and I don't much care for Mariah either, but as least she's not UGLY.

  19. Ni says – reply to this


    Totes forgot it was on.

  20. 20

    That show was horrible. Worst ever. Who wants to listen to those two babble on all night about themselves. Poor K.Urban. This is a singing competition, isn't it? Worst panel ever. Think I am done with Idol.

  21. 21

    How can these people judge anyone when they can't even tell when their own music sucks.

  22. Canada Guy says – reply to this


    Did you REALLY use the word eloquent to describe these people? Really?
    I had no idea who Keith Urban was before last night but he was the only one I didn't hate.
    They have Randy as the bad cop this year and the "ladies" couldn't give a rats bottom about the contestants. This show is no longer about the singers, it's all on the judges. #PASS

  23. 23

    I just feel bad for the people are auditioning and really trying to make it as a singer. As for Idol, it's run it's course. The judges this season are crap…so many comments last night of "how hard it is to tell someone no" DUH…it's been like that since day 1…did you think it would be easy, moron? As far a Mariah…she already has a reputation of being a huge diva and this doesn't help that any. And Nikki, while she may potentially have talent (remains to be seen) she is like lady gaga…even if there was talent there it's too hard to look at her with all the sh#t she has going on. From the hair, to the makeup to the back and forth between british and english accent…not to mention Mariah going into a british accent.

    Also feel bad for Keith Urban and Randy. Randy has been there since day 1 and really not where else for him to go.

  24. Shannon says – reply to this


    As usual you are an idiot, not sure why I keep coming back to this. I would rather watch Mark Harmon "gray haired guy" and MIchael Weatherly any day over those two bitches. Not sure why Keith Urban took the job either. Maybe you should being such a pedophile jerk and act your age

  25. 25

    "This show is no longer about the singers, it's all on the judges. "

    That is what Clay Aiken said and he was right as always.

  26. bjsmith says – reply to this


    I agree with you. I will not watch as long as those two Divas are there. Worst American Idol ever. They were clowning so much the contestants were forgotton.

  27. 27

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  28. Ashley says – reply to this


    American Idol has a chance of being cancelled? Thank God!!! That show is horrible and last night was by far the worst. American Idol has run its course and I say it's about time to cancel it. Time to let The Voice take over; at least they're serious about finding real talent.

  29. TeamMariah says – reply to this


    Nobody noticed how there's no structure to the show for judging? How everyone literally walks on eggshells so nicki's temper tantrums doesn't degrade the show further to some second-rate community singing competition?

    That's why no self-respecting grown folks want to stay tuned. There is a HUGE lack of professionalism, all because of a brat who cries if her ego is dented?! Your passive-aggressive bullying does not work, kid (minaj). They only got the viewers they got ’cause of die-hard fans.

  30. 30

    Simon is having the last laugh. This show is SO OVER! The Voice will be back and kicking ass!

  31. 31

    That's because it's a fucking joke now? Who the hell even won last time? Or the time before? Nobody gives a shit and the whole Mariah Carey/Pink haired lady bullshit feud is embarrassing to watch.

  32. mrsbloodyface says – reply to this


    Re: Forrie Starmann – Wow. You spent way too much time with that. Damn dude. Put down the pipe.

  33. 33

    Re: Cjach – What about Perez? Talk about talentless!

  34. andrew says – reply to this


    it was unwatchable…one more eyeroll…one more fake comment…what about the contestants…I was so looking forward to watching….and turned it off after 1 hour…nicki manaj…got to go

  35. teeter totter says – reply to this


    Mods, please ban spammer johnpatrickmongan54 - thank you.

  36. AISUCKS says – reply to this


    AI will never be the same…never really cared for the loopy Paula, thought Simon was an ass…Randy is…well…Randy (the glue), then they added the other woman (forgettable) but last year, with Jennifer, Steven and Randy was great … all 'really' talented judges…THIS YEAR SUCKS … too much drama, rolling eyes, put on accents, fake, fake, fake…and between the two idiot women there's not an ounce of talent….Never really liked Mariah, but I can't abide Niki … what a nothing … these two will be the downfall of the program … plus, didn't hear anyone that could 'really' sing…Now The Voice … that's a great show …. sorry AI — YOU SUCK !

  37. teeter totter says – reply to this


    Sorry, used to watch but stopped when Simon and Paula left, they made the show.

  38. Idol Rocks says – reply to this


    I think the show is pretty entertaining to be honest. I didnt like Nikki going into it, and now feel differently. She is caring, ghetto, but caring. Wish she wouldn't talk as much, but overall A- show. Mariah is awesome and so is Keith. later.

  39. LMae says – reply to this


    Re: ES-339 – Been an Idol fan since the beginning. Won't be watching it anymore as long as Carey and Minaj are on there. Can't stand Miriah, never could, and when Minaj dis'd Madona at the super bowl a few years back, that was the end of me caring about her…..The premier of them on Idol was all I expected it to be and more, a pair of dumb bitches showing off their lack of couth….give them their own show i say, and maybe, just maybe, they can find another pair of judges to go with Keith and Randy and add to the show and help the contestants flourish, instead of causing the show to probably end as a defused stink bomb instead of a big bang. What a drag….I still can't get over the show's promoters thinking those two would add anything to the show except projectile vomiting.

  40. El Conquistador says – reply to this


    It's not our freakin' responsibility to watch this show to keep it from being cancelled. This show is the king of the singing contest shows and the grand daddy of them all lest you forget. When they put a good product out, more people will watch and thus increase the "viewership". These bitches have to quit bitchin' because guys like me can't stand bitches bitching.. just sayin'!

  41. Kris says – reply to this


    It made me wish for "crazy" Paula again! I was hoping she just might show up and demand Mariah's seat…a girl can dream! Anyways, on this "eventful" opening season, Mariah looked in pain everytime she looked at a contestant, like "oh my gosh he's like 3 feet away from me, where's my bodyguard", Keith Urban looked over powered, Nicki Minaj really shouldn't be giving advice when they've probably seen some of her tacky videos and songs that make no sense. The only one I can stand is Randy..I like how he says "dawg" to every guy who walks in there. REPRESENT! The only thing I got from watching the 30 minutes (I was able to stomach it) is that Mariah and Nicki are too "DIVAAAA" for this job, and as I watched that guy with the one leg gimp away I thought "Bitches"….Keith would have said "Yes" too if it hadn't been for the "over-powering"…poor thing probably thought they would make him sit through a "face-off" of who can sing the loudest while shouting and pulling each others hair. Way to go American Idol…..try to get Brittany for next year, hear she's on the horizon for a new job! PS-I'm just a HUGE smartass..nothing I say should be taken too literal, although true,…no nasty comments on my post are needed lol.

  42. 42

    It was so much better with Jennifer Lopez, she is so classy and knows how to stay sweet…so over stuck ups..

  43. kandy Fish says – reply to this


    it's got low ratings because if we wanted to watch two B*&^ches fight we would think back to 9th grade, I was bored with those two 10 minutes after show started, changed channle

  44. D-LOC says – reply to this


    I thought the first episode was really entertaining, and the judges were all fine…
    i know its now cool to hate on this show (based on these comments!) but actually it is an improvement from last year, & watching the always eccentric personality of Mariah Carey will prove to be both strange and endearing on television…
    who cares if the ratings are slipping: that happens to all the shows that last this long(12 seasons!) American Idol has real talent on the judges panel this year, at long last!!!

  45. firebug666 says – reply to this


    Save it from being cancelled!? IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN CANCELLED A LONG DAMN TIME AGO!

  46. Apprentice00 says – reply to this


    Surprisingly my house hold enjoyed it. Those girls had me tripping out dieing laughing I was super entertained.. P.S I'm loving the cat fights with a touch of drama.. GIVE ME MORE!!!!!

  47. fontana says – reply to this


    American Idol sucks. It no longer is an appealing show. I am not interested in watching battling judges.

  48. Zeke says – reply to this


    American Idol made their worst mistake when they put Nicki Minaj on. She's like an overblown cartoon character that is trying way too hard to be unique, but ends up coming off as a clown - how can anyone possibly take her seriously? I tried watching the first night and couldn't even get through the whole show because of her. Bye bye Idol.

  49. Divas Mom says – reply to this


    This is the first time I have turned Idol off. I can't stand to look at Nikki MinaJ. She is hideous looking! Keith Urban is my favorite all time singer, but Minaj just ruins the whole show. Good luck Idol! Sorry Keith :)

  50. 50

    Overexaggeration much? Yeah, it's not getting the ratings it once did - and yes I do think it sucks as well - but it's nowhere even close to being in jeopardy to being canceled. Let's get real - these are still high ratings. Also, for the Thursday Night ratings it came in #1. Should American Idol end the show after this season to at least keep it's legacy positive? Yeah, they actually should have after Season 9 when Simon left. Will they? No, they want to continue to make money. The show may not have the ratings in once did, but these are still very high ratings and the show still has at least 2 or 3 more seasons left in it if the ratings continue as they are now.

  51. 51

    Re: Zeke – American Idol made there biggest mistake adding a 4th judge in Season 8 by adding Kara. That ruined the dynamic between Simon, Paula and Randy. They made there second biggest mistake after Season 8 by ditching Paula. They made there 3rd biggest mistake by not ending the show after Season 8, when Simon - the king of all the judges - left the show. I respect shows that end even when they don't have to when they know it's going downhill to keep the legacy of it positive - they aren't doing this with American Idol. Every season since Season 8 has been terrible.

  52. 52

    Personally I think Nicki Minaj does a pretty good job at judging. I actually found her to be better than Mariah at judging. Still - it's just awkward watching diva Mariah, country star Keith urban, rapper Nicki Minaj, and then the only original judge remaining, Randy - on the judging panel. It's like a completely different show and they should have ended it a long time ago.

  53. 53

    Why all the hate at Nicki Minaj? I think she's the most interesting of the judges…And if you know anything about her, she worked HARD to get to where she is right now. Give the girl some props…And really, 17 million is not bad at all. Most shows would dream of an opening that big. Oscars, Grammys, MTV Awards, Kardashians, Primetime interviews…They don't get that kind of viewership.

  54. cnashford2 says – reply to this


    Who decided to use that gif showing Mariah falling? B/C it's PERFECT for this story(since Nicki is laughing in it)! But where does this come from? Did Miss Diva Mariah actually show herself falling in her "Get Out My Face" video?!?

  55. cnashford2 says – reply to this


    Please excuse my earlier comment, it's "Up Out My Face."

  56. 56


  57. 57

    It cracks me up how people take the time to comment so passionately about a program the HATE watching..You're the stupid one for watching..lol. Gotta keep it real

  58. prg says – reply to this


    its because no one likes that thrash minaj

  59. normy says – reply to this


    Re: TeamMariah – when they sent the arab guy to Hollywood I changed channels

  60. boxagirl says – reply to this


    Nikki Manaj RUINS the show!!! She SUCKS & has attitude like there is no tomorrow, she may be able to rap but then again most can, Mariah runs circles around this clown looking wanna be, GET HER OFF THE SHOW!! Cant stand her GRRRRRRR!!

  61. boxagirl says – reply to this


    Re: Mr. Xpose
    I totally agree 100 percent, get Nikki off the show

  62. oldschool says – reply to this


    Too bad it's not about the contestants, but all about the ridiculous judges. The THING that calls itself Niki or whatever with the over done makeup and stupid different color hair is a total waste of time and people. She thinks the show is all about her. This year's shows waste so much time on fluff and nothingness, and not enough on the actual contestants. CAN NICKI. Get someone more personable, talented, and not someone who is so uncomfortable with her own life that she has to appear as a totally different idiotic person every night. The show sucks big time.

  63. Hatethedrama says – reply to this


    The show has gone by way of real life shows that are not real life and does not focus on the talent but the judges YUK, and what about all the sexual remarks about the boys from the female judges? If any where else it would be sexual harrasment it's about talent not bodys. Where did the idol show go!! NOT watching this year judges stink!!!!

  64. Gary says – reply to this


    Idol sucks this year…Minaj really is a ugly distraction…

  65. william sanders says – reply to this


    Refuse to watch this show now .THE JUDGES SUCK. Every good Judge is gone . GARBAGE NOW

  66. Bofan says – reply to this


    Bad, so bad. The judges suck, the contestants belong on the Gong Show. The last 2 years were so great with Steven and Jennifer, I am so disappointed. :(

  67. bcf67 says – reply to this


    havea feeling this will be that last year for americal idol. Judges stink and no talent this year, im going k o watching The Waltons!

  68. KC says – reply to this


    The only good things American Idol has ever produced is Daughtry, Carrie Underwood, and Kelly Clarkson. (Mainly, Daughtry.)

    The problem is, they're not picking good singers anymore. I've been forced to watch 20 minutes of it while waiting for Glee, and oh my god… Fox AND the judges should be ashamed for thinking that's talent!!!!!!!

  69. KC says – reply to this


    It's dead. Time to bury it and give the time slot to a more worthy show, like Glee. (With no stupid hiatuses anymore.)