Awesome news for American Idol. The ratings last night were excellent:
via Mediaweek’s Marc Berman:
A one-hour edition of American Idol stood well above the competition, with 26.05 million viewers and a 9.9 rating/27 share among adults 18-49 at 8 p.m. Comparably, and completely unprecedented, was growth for Idol over the year-ago telecast (Viewers: 22.77 million; A18-49: 9.0/22 on Jan. 20, 2009) of 3.28 million viewers and 10 percent among adults 18-49. Never in the history of television has a veteran season nine series posted gains this large from the year-ago period.
According to Berman, the overall increase from last year was 33%! Wow.