American Idol 18 Finale Ratings Stay Steady, Audience Surges

AMERICAN IDOL Ð "316 (On with the Show: Grand Finale)" - "American Idol" rounds out its all-new innovative and critically celebrated season on ABC, crowning its next singing sensation live during the epic grand finale event, SUNDAY, MAY 17 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT). (ABC) KATY PERRY

The American Idol finale ratings stayed steady with last Sunday’s penultimate episode. The final show of the season notched a 1.0 in the ratings, but surged in overall viewers–7.3 million viewers compared to last Sunday’s 6.1 million viewers. 

Singing competitions were forced to film at home episodes due to coronavirus concerns. Unfortunately ratings for both American Idol and The Voice remote shows have been flat. Some viewers are just not interested in watching what amounts to glorified music videos vs the the excitement and energy of live television. 

More ratings at Showbuzz Daily

American Idol season 18

Auditions Part 1 – 1.5 key demo 8.07 million viewers
Auditions Part 2 – 1.4 key demo 7.50 million viewers
Auditions Part 3 – 1.3 key demo 7 million viewers
Auditions Part 4 – 1.3 key demo 7.2 million viewers
Auditions Part 5 – 1.3 key demo 7.5 million viewers
Hollywood Genre Challenge – 1.2 key demo 6.3 million viewers
Hollywood Duets – 1.4 key demo 7.7 million viewers
Hollyweed Solos – 1.4 key demo 6.98 million viewers
Hawaii Top 40 Showcase pt 1 – 1.3 key demo 7.3 million viewers
Hawaii Top 40 Showcase pt 2 – 1.2 key demo 6.9 million viewers
This Is Me Part 1 (clip show) – 1.0 key demo 5.8 million viewers
This is Me Part 2 (clip show) – 0.8 key demo 5.5 million viewers
Top 20 at Home – 1.0 key demo 6.1 million viewers
Top 11 revealed – 0.9 key demo 6.4 million viewers
Top 7 revealed – 1.0 key demo 6.1 million viewers
Finale Winner Announced – 1.0 key demo 7.3 million viewers

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