American Idol Ratings: Wins the Night, Down from Last Year

For fun, I looked up the ratings for S8 and S7 Top 12 performance ep.  Looks like a steady decline, doesn’t it?

Ratings experts say that the onset of Daylight Savings Time means more people are out rather than in watching TV–last year’s Top 12 was a week earlier.  But I have a feeling some peeps may be tuning out of a dull season. We’ll see.

Season 8: 25.24 million viewers and a 9.2 rating/24 share among adults 18-49 from 8-10 p.m.
Season 7: 29.88 million viewers and an 11.0/28 in the demo.

via Mediaweek

-Ratings Breakdown:
A two-hour edition of American Idol led Fox to Tuesday victory, but there was plenty of audience left over for second-place CBS. American Idol, featuring the top 12 contestants, averaged 22.57 million viewers and an 8.0 rating/22 share among adults 18-49, building by half-hour as follows:

American Idol (Fox)
8:00 p.m. – Viewers: 20.50 million (#1), A18-49: 7.1/22 (#1)
8:30 p.m. – Viewers: 22.49 million (#1), A18-49: 7.9/22 (#1)
9:00 p.m. – Viewers: 23.24 million (#1), A18-49: 8.2/21 (#1)
9:30 p.m. – Viewers: 24.05 million (#1), A18-49: 8.6/22 (#1)

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