American Idol Top 12 Guys Average 21 Million Viewers

Here’s how the American Idol 10 Top 12 Boys did ratings-wise last night, via TV By The Numbers.

American Idol’s 7.5 adults 18-49 rating was down 5% from last Wednesday (no Tuesday comparables this season, more historical comparisons coming) , but it lifted Raising Hope to a series high 3.4 rating, up a whopping 42% from last week.

Breakdown after the JUMP…

American Idol averaged 21.26 million viewers last night.

8:00 FOX American Idol 10 7.0 21 19.92

8:30 FOX American Idol 10 7.6 21 21.36

9:00 FOX American Idol 10 8.0 21 22.51

  • Valentin432

    It’s very low if you compare to the first episode of the semifinals last year (24.213 and 9.0)

    But it’s hard to comment on this number because people are not used to see Idol on Tuesday anymore.
    Tonight will be a more telling number.

  • Buffynut

    I think the next 2 weeks will be a more telling number, compared to last season’s, because by the second week of Season 8 I think the boringness was pretty much starting to become apparent.

  • tinawina

    Charlie Sheen was on last night. Even I was tempted to watch that. :D

    The semis are less attractive than the finals. Hopefully, the debut of a Top 12/13 will get a nice bounce.

  • girlygirl

    Buffynut

    you mean S9, don’t you? not S8

    this is the only week AI will air on Tuesday, right? Remainder of season is just Wed/Thurs?

  • Hazehel

    I think the number is a bit disappointing. Normally you’d expect a slight bump upwards with the start of each phase of the competition. I’d assume that it’s due to the shift back to a Tuesday that caused the lower-than-expected number, so we’ll have to see if tonight’s figure will be better.

  • Buffynut

    girlygirl:
    03/02/2011 at 12:37 pm
    Buffynut

    you mean S9, don’t you? not S8

    this is the only week AI will air on Tuesday, right? Remainder of season is just Wed/Thurs

    LOL! Yes, I absolutely meant S9! See, it is completely gone from my memory!

  • musicality

    Every week I hear it’s down 5% from the week before with that all important demographic of 18-49 year olds.

  • MrDuffin

    SO far I am more impressed with season 9. The boys were 80% bad last night!

  • smartalek

    Glee is so much better than the drivel that was on AI last night. Why did twice as many people watch AI last night??? The boys were bad except the coutry singer and Durbin. I saw in the media that people liked the one who sang a House is not a Home but I thought his rendition was trully awful; I preferred Colfer’s on Glee from last season. A different media report compared Brett Loenstern to Colfer, and other than both being gay, I don’t understand this comparison as Colfer is a much better singer. The judges also didn’t tell enough of them that they suck. I mean they told the kid who sang just the way you are, that he was radio ready, meanwhile, he went so sharp, the camera had panned J. Lopez’ face and she had cringed.

  • Valentin432

    Finals are up:
    American Idol (90 minutes)
    – 21.393 million viewers
    – 11.7/18 HH
    – 7.6/21 A18-49

  • gangreen29

    SO far I am more impressed with season 9. The boys were 80% bad last night!

    Well I think you may be one of 5 people who think that max LOL