American Idol Season 9 Ratings: A Couple of Drops

American Idol is still #1, but its ratings dropped this week from last. Idol averaged 24.2 million viewers, 13.5/21 households last night.

Last Tuesday, it averaged 26.05 million viewers and a 9.9 rating/27 share among adults 18-49. The episode had shown a big increase from Season 8’s comparable episode, 22.77 million; A18-49: 9.0/22.

But, there was no increase this week over last year’s comparable episode. Idol had 25 million, 9.6/24 households on Tuesday, 1/27/09.

I hope the audience isn’t beginning to turn away. These audition episodes have been pretty boring, quite frankly.

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