American Idol Ratings Hit Six Week High for ABC

AMERICAN IDOL - "115 (Top 10 - Disney Night)" - "American Idol" heads to the happiest place on earth, Disneyland Resort, then returns to the Idol stage with a sprinkle of magic to perform fan-favorite Disney songs, as the search for AmericaÕs next superstar continues on its new home on AmericaÕs network, The ABC Television Network, SUNDAY, APRIL 29 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT/5:00-7:01 p.m. PDT). (ABC/Eric McCandless) DONALD DUCK, LIONEL RICHIE, MINNIE MOUSE, KATY PERRY, MICKEY MOUSE, LUKE BRYAN, GOOFY, RYAN SEACREST

American Idol ratings won Sunday night for ABC. The show, which featured the Top 10 performing songs from the Disney catalog, scored a 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic, pending updates. It’s American Idol’s best Sunday showing since March 18 (the week after the show’s premiere on March 11).

Last night, Idol resembled an Awards show, airing at the same time across US time zones, which allowed for real time voting and eliminations at the end of the episode. At least so far, the new format seems to be paying off for the network.

UPDATE: With time zone adjustments, the live  Idol raises 1/10th of a point to  1.9 in adults 18-49, its second-best rating of  the season, and 8.7 million viewers

VIA TVByTheNumbers

7 p.m.

America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) 1.2/5 5.84
60 Minutes (CBS) 0.8/4 8.95
Dateline (NBC) 0.7/3 4.24
Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – R 0.5/3 1.50

7:30 p.m.

Bob’s Burgers (FOX) 0.8/4 1.89

8 p.m.

American Idol (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.8/7 8.03
The Simpsons (FOX) 0.9/4 2.42
Little Big Shots (NBC) 0.8/4 6.02
Instinct (CBS) 0.6/3 7.04

8:30 p.m.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) 0.9/4 1.96

9 p.m.

Family Guy (FOX) 1.0/4 2.28
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) 0.7/3 7.48
Genius Junior (NBC) 0.6/2 3.70

9:30 p.m.

The Last Man on Earth (FOX) 0.7/3 1.80

10 p.m.

Deception (ABC) 0.8/3 3.70
Madam Secretary (CBS) 0.6/3 5.99
Timeless (NBC) 0.6/3 2.62

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