American Idol Sunday Ratings Slip Again Against ACM Awards

AMERICAN IDOL - "210 (All-Star Duets)" - Ten of the Top 20 finalists perform duets with all-star celebrity partners from The Wiltern in Los Angeles, as the search for America's next superstar continues on The ABC Television Network, SUNDAY, APRIL 7 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), streaming and on demand. Following the performances and during a shocking elimination, the "American Idol" judges will determine which seven finalists will advance to the Top 14 and get the chance to perform for America's vote. (ABC/Eric McCandless) WALKER BURROUGHS, RILEY THOMPSON, UCHE

American Idol ratings slip 2/10ths of a point to an all time low–from a 1.2 to a 1.0 in the key 18-49 demo vs last week.  The ACM Awards garnered a 1.6 in the demo, an 18% drop vs last year’s 2.1 number. World of Dance stayed steady week to week.

Last year, American Idol’s lowest rated nights were notched when the show aired against the ACM and Billboard awards (both nights garnered a 1.3 in the demo). The latter will air on a Wednesday this year. So, perhaps Idol hit its bottom ratings-wise last night. 

Via TVByTheNumbers

7 p.m.

60 Minutes (CBS) 0.9/5 9.35
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) 0.8/4 5.13
Ellen’s Game of Games (NBC) – R 0.5/3 2.90
The Simpsons (FOX) – R 0.3/2 1.03

7:30 p.m.

Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – R 0.4/2 1.12

8 p.m.

54th Academy of Country Music Awards (CBS) (8-11 p.m.) – S 1.6/8 9.90
American Idol (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.0/5 6.09
World of Dance (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 0.7/3 3.19

The Simpsons (FOX) 0.7/3 1.59
Supergirl (The CW) – R 0.1/1 0.48

8:30 p.m.

Bob’s Burgers (FOX) 0.8/4 1.75

9 p.m.

Family Guy (FOX) – R 0.6/3 1.67
Charmed (The CW) – R 0.1/1 0.33

9:30 p.m.

Family Guy (FOX) – R 0.6/3 1.57

10 p.m.

Shark Tank (ABC) 0.8/4 3.77
Good Girls (NBC) 0.6/3 2.42

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