Last night’s fast overnight ratings are in Via TVByTheNumbers

With American Idol, Fox easily won the night with adults 18-49 and total viewers. American Idol’s 6.9 rating was down 3% from last week, but the recent typical final adjustments are likely to increase that. At 9:30pm, Breaking In was up a tenth of a point vs. last week to a 2.6 rating.

According to FOX_Research, last night’s Top 6 episode was up 12% vs. last year’s Top 6 performance show, which had 19.4 million viewers. An average of 21.7 million viewers watched last night’s 90 minute American Idol episode.

Also, Idol is up 2% in total viewers vs. last year’s same telecasts (24.9m vs. 24.4m, comparable most current data)

An average of 6 million viewers watched the replay of The Voice premiere at 9 pm on NBC. It had a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. Pretty impressive!

UPDATE: Final numbers are in via @Fox_Research:

Wednesday final ratings: Idol adjusted up to 7.1 (vs. 6.9) in A18-49 and 22.3m total viewers (vs. 21.7m)

Last night’s Idol now up +15% in total viewers vs. last year’s Top 6 perf show and +3% in A18-49

 
  • Valentin432

    The steadiness of the ratings is very satisfying, and the adjustement could push them over last week.
    I think it’s the right time to qualify Season 10 as a big success for Nigel & co.

    I was a little worried that the theme combined with the buzz aound The Voice and the tornado situation in the South would affect the show’s ratings but it hasn’t.

  • t2

    This show is not now, and probably never will be perfect. But this is a group of 6 where almost any of them could be top 2 and the show is back to being entertaining. So, yep, I’m still watching.

    And I think The Voice made a good decision to run the day before Ai. The Voice is, imo a better show. But, it’s not ready to take on the “big dog” yet.

  • MayMirabella

    I was wondering the effects of those bad widespread storms across the south as power was knocked out and there was widespread damage.

    I also am wondering how that ended up affecting voting? As these were some of the worst storms since 1974 according to meteorologists as far as widespread and large and devastating tornadoes.

    I am wonderig if Idol will do an elimination tonight if a lot of viewers did not see the show and thus did not vote? I guess they would be crunching numbers and checking area codes to see if there are any area codes missing . But the ratings do not reflect a big loss of viewers due to storms but hard to tell.

    I just think it is unfair to the contestants if a chunk of their fans did not vote and did not see the show due to so many devastating storms in several states Who knows in that Nigel could see the ratings and decide enough people watched and could vote to justify sending someone home even if many people in AL and GA and TN could not vote. .

  • JGLucky

    NBC was expecting a 2.1 in that demographic for the first airing of the show and they got that for a REPEAT. I bet they are super happy right now.

    To be honest, after watching The Voice, Idol bored me to tears last night. Especially with the ancient theme.

  • MayMirabella

    I forget, how do they change up the results show when there is no elimination as it has happened before a few times? Nigel would have to fill the hour. Maybe Ryan could still do B3 and then say there will be no elimination due to a huge chunk of fans in a few states who could not vote or see the show.

    Or will they announce it first thing ..but how does Nigel suddenly fill the hour?

  • MayMirabella

    To be honest, after watching The Voice, Idol bored me to tears last night. Especially with the ancient theme

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    Oh me too..Amen to that !! Those 2 hours of The Voice flew by but Idol seemed to drag on for me. I am telling myself that I just have that new love thing going on and in honeymood phase of the Voice..LOL

  • Valentin432

    NBC was expecting a 2.1 in that demographic for the first airing of the show and they got that for a REPEAT. I bet they are super happy right now.

    I doubt they were expecting a 2.1 for the premiere of a show they promoted every hour of every night for the past 2 months.

    Or will they announce it first thing ..but how does Nigel suddenly fill the hour?

    I don’t think they would annouce that first.

    The only time I remember something from outside the show affecting the elimination was the whole Corey Clark debacle. Back then they did put 3 people in the B3 but didn’t eliminate any of them.

  • MayMirabella

    I think it was Season 5 of Idol Gives Back week where they formed B3 but said no elimination due to theme.

    I thought there was another more recent time that there was a revote because of a glitch..wasn’t that Season 6? There was something wrong with the phones so they did a revote and played back the tape of the performances instead of a results show ?

    I will not be surprised either way,. But I would think fans in AL,GA, TN and even some states that got bad thunderstorms and widespread power outtages might be ticked off and we will hear about it because they did not see show and therefore, had no way of voting andknowing the numbers of their fave.

  • Valentin432

    I think it was Season 5 of Idol Gives Back week where they formed B3 but said no elimination due to theme.

    That was season 6, but I think it’s a different scenario because the producers took that decision but there were no external factors pushing for it

    I thought there was another more recent time that there was a revote because of a glitch..wasn’t that Season 6? There was something wrong with the phones so they did a revote and played back the tape of the performances instead of a results show ?

    Season 4, they had the glitch you’re refering to (kind of knolly that it was on top 11 night and people got to see Carrie perform Alone twice) but they did eliminate someone the next day (Thursday instead of Wednesday), so it wasn’t an elimination free week.

  • MayMirabella

    Season 4, they had the glitch you’re refering to (kind of knolly that it was on top 11 night and people got to see Carrie perform Alone twice) but they did eliminate someone the next day (Thursday instead of Wednesday), so it wasn’t an elimination free week

    Yes that is the season and what happened. Wasn’t it something about the wrong numbers being showed on the screen for a few contestants? Was that Season 4 as that would cause a problem and a reason for revote.
    Good point about there being an elimination that week despite the revote. I am thinking since the ratings were good that there will still be someone going home despite a bunch of fans no being able to see the show and vote..Producers may be thinking they cannot set a precedent as widespread power outtages can happen and no doubt could happen again during the Idol season.

  • Pam

    The ratings are pretty good as others have said here considering what has happened in the South, as far as the weather goes, in the last 24 hours. As far as postponing sending anyone home, I highly doubt that will happen. As was said here last night, we’ve had several weeks of weather like this and there hasn’t been an elimination postponed yet. April is a bad month as far as severe weather goes anyway.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Very good ratings for the repeat of “The Voice”. Combined with the debut ratings, a lot of people watched that show.

    I just think it is unfair to the contestants if a chunk of their fans did not vote and did not see the show due to so many devastating storms in several states Who knows in that Nigel could see the ratings and decide enough people watched and could vote to justify sending someone home even if many people in AL and GA and TN could not vote.

    If the person who received the lowest number of votes is someone who the producers have no problem with leaving, then there will still be an elimination, no matter how many people couldn’t vote.

  • Allison

    If the person who received the lowest number of votes is someone who the producers have no problem with leaving, then there will still be an elimination, no matter how many people couldn’t vote.

    That’s very true. If it knocked out a fave, then it could be a different story.

  • Hazehel

    Final numbers –

    - 22.318 million viewers
    - 12.6/20 HH
    - 7.1/20 A18-49

    The thing worth noting is that Dancing with the Stars beats Idol in total viewers this week, but only just –

    Dancing with the Stars (91 minutes)
    - 22.380 million viewers
    - 13.7/21 HH
    - 4.7/13 A18-49

  • Jae

    I really don’t know why anyone is wasting energy being concerned about how devastating weather affected AMERICAN IDOL VOTING. I mean I can see if it were presidential election time…the stakes would be high…