American Idol Ratings Top a Quiet Night

Wednesday night’s (March 17) American Idol easily won the night against mostly re-runs. Via Mediaweek. The breakdown via Zap2it.com.

-Ratings Breakdown:
Fox, of course, led the midweek troops care of American Idol, more than doubling the No. 2 network (CBS in total viewers, ABC among adults 18-49).

Fox’s on-the-fence Human Target is inching closer to a second season-renewal, with a dominant 7.95 million viewers and a 2.3 rating/8 share among adults 18-49 at 8 p.m. While this is nothing to jump up and down about, it did win the hour and has managed to stand on its own outside of the early lead-in support from American Idol. Next on Fox was the live American Idol results show at a top-rated 20.05 million viewers and a 6.6/19 in the demo.

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9 Comments

  1. Are you kidding? 20 million and 6.6 in 18-49? The show must be reaching historical lows in these numbers, especially with the 18-49. Fox must be worried. Maybe the Teen Idol theme can bring back some of the younger viewers.

  2. I’d be willing to bet that Idol will start bringing in some BIG GUNS (entertainers) to keep attracting the viewers because the contestants just aren’t cutting it this year, along with the judges who are somewhat staid. It’s sad when the show can’t thrive on the talent they are suppose to be promoting as the next “American Idol”. Just stating it as I see it, sorry.

  3. I was sick with the flu for a few weeks and spent a day watching a ‘Human Target’ marathon on some cable channel. I really got hooked on it and watched it last night. I hope it gets a second season.

    I doubt that teen idol theme will bring in any younger viewers.

  4. does anyone have the nielsen numbers from last season’s top 12 results night by chance… would be interested to see just how much of a decline in viewership the show took…

  5. an interesting tidbit found in media post news… more at the link…

    ‘Idol’ Expected To Remain With Fox Till 2014
    by David Goetzl, Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 4:04 PM

    Sillerman spoke Tuesday on an earnings call to report CKX results, where revenues overall were up 14% in 2009 — but “American Idol”-related dollars, including on-air, fell amid the recession.

    By one measure, “Idol” ratings are down notably this season. The Tuesday show’s performance has fallen 16% in the 18-to-49 demo (to a 10.3) and dropped 12% in total viewers (to 27.2 million). On Wednesday, ratings have fallen in the key demo by 10% (to a 10.4) and total viewers are down 6% (to 27.5 million).

    http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=124319

  6. All I know is that I haven’t watched a live show in the last month. Until this year I scheduled everything around my idol viewing. Now I tell the kids to tape it, or give me a recap. I just hate 4 judges. I hate that Paula left. I hate watching Simon’s swan song season, and I hate all of the machinations and manipulations that they can’t even control anymore. Ugh, still love the show, but I don’t think I’m OTT in love anymore.

  7. I’d be willing to bet that Idol will start bringing in some BIG GUNS (entertainers) to keep attracting the viewers because the contestants just aren’t cutting it this year, along with the judges who are somewhat staid. It’s sad when the show can’t thrive on the talent they are suppose to be promoting as the next “American Idol”. Just stating it as I see it, sorry.

    They probably will try to book bigger stars for the results show. I doubt that big guest stars will reverse the trend. Last night they had Kesha who is currently one of the most popular pop singers and the had David Cook, a very popular past champ. Yet they still got some of their lowest ratings ever, especially competing against Repeats. The contestants are boring and just not that talented. Hopefully the producers will focus next year on getting the better singers and not just people with good backstories and good hair.

  8. Yeah the judging panel doesn’t work, it didn’t work last year, but this year it’s even worse, i don’t know why, but it is. i initially thought the judgung isn’t that important, but now i can’t imagine the panel without Simon.the producers really have a lot to think about, it would be probably better to get brand new panel, because Randy and Ellen are completely useless and everybody seem to hate Kara (i don’t like her that much either, but after Simon she’s the only one with valid opinion most of the time). I just fast forward through Ellen and Randy and sometimes even Kara. as for the contestants, there’s somebody to like every year, they’re picked based on personalities. After the show, when they have to make records, that’s when the tough part begins, but for the show purposes, they are picked smartly to appeal to people.

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