Here ya go’this week updated Season 6 American Idol ratings chart. And, here are the preliminary Nielsen numbers for last week:
The top 10 “Idol” contestants performed to the tune of 26.8 million viewers and a 10.4 rating/29 share at 8 p.m., according to preliminary data from Nielsen Media Research.
The results episode of “Idol” drew 26.9 million total viewers and a 10.9 rating/28 share in the 18-49 demo, according to final ratings from Nielsen Media Research.
During Season 5, the Wednesday results show did not outpace the Tuesday performance show until Top 5. Season 5’s Top 10 performance show drew 31.7 million viewers and a 13.0/33 share. While Season 5’s Wednesday results show drew 27.6 million viewers and an 11.3/27 share.
UPDATE AND EDIT: I just got an email from Rodney Ho He forwarded the final Nielsen numbers to me from last week:
3/27 11.0/30 28.2 MIL
3/28 10.9/28 26.9 MIL
The vote totals (as announced by Ryan Seacrest at some point during the results show) is down a whopping 33% from last year for the Top 10 show. That is a significant drop.