American Idol 2021 Ratings Drop a Bit vs Last Sunday’s Premiere


Good news for American Idol ratings. The numbers stayed fairly steady vs last Sunday’s premiere only dropping 1/10th of a point. This week, the ABC singing competition led Sunday night primetime, according to Nielsen Live+Same Day fast affiliate ratings, scoring a 1.0 in the key 18-49 demo, and garnering more than 6.51 million viewers at 8 pm.

Like last week, Idol only topped in the demo. 60 minutes had 9.30 million viewers watching, but only a 0.7 in the key demo. The Equalizer on CBS also earned a 0.7 rating and 7.88 million viewers in the 8 pm hour.

Last week, American Idol opened Season 19 with 6.7 million total viewers and a 1.1 rating, leading Sunday in the key 18-49 demo for ABC.

It appears that the backlash against spotlighting Claudia Conway and her controversial parents last week didn’t damage the brand to the point of hemorrhaging viewers!

See more ratings at Showbuzz Daily

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