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.

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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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