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
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When The Walking Dead returned on Sunday after a midseason break, it had the highest amount of viewers for a basic cable drama in the 18-49 demographic.
The show got 5.4 million viewers in the 18-49 demographic, which was up 12% from the previous record it had set with its original season two premiere.
It also set the record for basic cable drama in the 25-54-year-old viewership, with 4.4 million viewers.
The show is really getting the recognition it deserves.
If you haven't seen it, make sure to check out an episode or two, even if you're not a fan you may pick up a few tips for the impending zombie invasion of 2012.
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Very popular nerds, but nerds nonetheless!
American Idol has been beaten in the ratings by Big Bang Theory for the SECOND week in a row!
Could it be that America is finally tired of watching people sing in front of three judges for a shot at fame and fortune?!
Nah, the popular singing competition still took in a total of 17 million viewers during its hour on Thursday night, but only had 15.46 million viewers while the CBS sitcom aired in competition to receive 15.96 million total viewers.
BBT scored a a 5.4 rating to beat the 4.8 rating of Idol‘s first half hour and managed to win the 18-34 demographic.
Who said being a nerd wasn't cool?
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We're about to get A LOT more shows on Lifetime featuring incompetent parents exploiting their children!
The network's reality series, Dance Moms and America's Supernanny, garnered their largest audiences so far among their key demographics last night, with the former delivering 1.3 million in adults 18-49, 1.0 million in women 18-49, 1.1 million Adults 25-54 and 866,000 Women 25-54 - making it the #1 original series across ad-supported cable in its hour among women 18-49; while the latter's pulling 667,000 Adults 18-49, 562,000 Women 18-49, 653,000 Adults 25-54 and 535,000 Women 25-54!
Guess some people like to feel better about their own parenting skills by watching this!
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But don't worry, it still topped the night in ratings!
The new season of American Idol is only two episodes in, but has already dropped 20% from Wednesday night's premiere - 28% from its first Thursday broadcast last year!
However, it pulled a 5.6 in the 18-49 demographic, ensuring its number one spot of the evening!
Not bad, not bad!
But will the numbers continue to drop? What do U think??
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