American Idol Lowest Rated Finale Ever

Not surprisingly, American Idol notched its lowest rated finale ever, at a 1.6 rating. However, the results were revealed after the 10 pm hour. The rating should adjust up in the finals. Not enough to beat last season’s 2.6 rating. That number looks fantastic from here, doesn’t it?

VIA TVByTheNumbers

On FOX, the season finale of American Idol earned a 1.6, up 7 percent from last week’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating and up 29 percent from a 1.3 for Tuesday’s performance finale but down 38 percent from a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating for last year’s finale and ranking as the series lowest rated finale ever. Since American Idol ran over until 10:06PM, it may be adjusted in the finals. On CBS, Survivor garnered a 2.2, up 5 percent from last week’s 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. The season finale of Nashville matched last week’s 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

8:00

CBS Survivor 2.2/8 9.43
ABC The Middle – Season Finale 1.7/7 6.99
FOX American Idol (8-10PM) – Season Finale 1.6/5 7.74
NBC The Mysteries of Laura 1.0/4 6.14
CW Arrow – Season Finale 1.0/3 2.80

8:30

ABC The Goldbergs – Season Finale 2.0/7 6.71

9:00

ABC Modern Family 2.7/9 8.10
NBC Law & Order: SVU 1.5/5 6.76
CBS CSI: Cyber 1.2/4 6.88
CW Supernatural 0.8/2 2.14

9:30

ABC black-ish 2.1/6 6.17

10:00

NBC Chicago P.D. 1.6/5 6.84
ABC Nashville – Season Finale 1.3/4 4.70
CBS CSI: Cyber – Season Finale 1.2/4 6.69

Half Hour Breakdown via Mark Berman

8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Middle (season finale)
Viewers: 6.99 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 7 (#2)

CBS – Survivor Worlds Apart
Viewers: 9.13 million (#1), A18-49: 2.1/ 8 (#1)

NBC – The Mysteries of Laura
Viewers: 6.00 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#4)

Fox – American Idol (season finale)
Viewers: 6.66 million (#3), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#3)

CW – Arrow (season finale)
Viewers: 2.75 million (#5), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – The Goldbergs (season finale)
Viewers: 6.71 million (#3), A18-49: 2.0/ 7 (#2)

CBS – Survivor Worlds Apart
Viewers: 9.74 million (#1), A18-49: 2.3/ 8 (#1)

NBC – The Mysteries of Laura
Viewers: 6.28 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#4t)

Fox – American Idol (season finale)
Viewers: 7.22 million (#2), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#3)

CW – Arrow (season finale)
Viewers: 2.85 million (#5), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#4t)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Modern Family
Viewers: 8.10 million (#2), A18-49: 2.7/ 9 (#1)

CBS – CSI: Cyber
Viewers: 7.08 million (#3), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#4)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 6.42 million (#4), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#3)

Fox – American Idol (season finale)
Viewers: 8.24 million (#1), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#2)

CW – Supernatural
Viewers: 2.28 million (#5), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – black-ish
Viewers: 6.17 million (#4), A18-49: 2.1/ 6 (#1)

CBS – CSI: Cyber
Viewers: 6.68 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#4)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 7.10 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#3)

Fox – American Idol (season finale)
Viewers: 8.83 million (#1), A18-49: 1.8/ 6 (#2)

CW – Supernatural
Viewers: 2.01 million (#5), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Nashville (season finale)
Viewers: 4.67 million (#4), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#3)

CBS – CSI: Cyber (season finale)
Viewers: 6.75 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#4)

NBC – Chicago PD
Viewers: 6.86 million (#2), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#2)

Fox – American Idol (season finale) / Local Programming
Viewers: 7.96 million (#1), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Nashville (season finale)
Viewers: 4.72 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#2t)

CBS – CSI: Cyber (season finale)
Viewers: 6.63 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#2t)

NBC – Chicago PD
Viewers: 6.82 million (#1), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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