American Idol Ratings Improve 9% in the Demo Over Last Year

American Idol continues to do well in the ratings.

via Mediaweek:

-Ratings Breakdown:
Fox got over the hump in significant winning fashion, with another two-hour Wednesday installment of American Idol at a very healthy 23.55 million viewers and an 8.5 rating/23 share among adults 18-49 from 8-10 p.m. Compared to a one-hour edition of Idol on the year-ago evening (Viewers: 22.78 million; A18-49: 7.8/22 on March 4, 2009, based on the final nationals), this was an unprecedented improvement of 770, 000 viewers and nine percent in the demo. I refer to this as unprecedented because I have no knowledge of a veteran series picking up steam in its ninth season.

(Caveat: Last year’s comparable show is a results show, so it would make sense that the ratings would be higher. Last year’s Group 3 Tuesday performance show: 24.21 million viewers and an 8.9 rating/23 share from 8-10 p.m. Still, I think Season 9 is holding it’s own in the ratings so far)

Tuesday night’s ratings:

Beginning with Fox, a two-hour edition of American Idol featuring the male performers was on the dominant map with 23.44 million viewers and an 8.6 rating/22 share among adults 18-49 from 8-10 p.m.

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