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MCCREERY WINS BIG; SO DOES AMERICAN IDOL

May 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox’s season finale of American Idol Wednesday night averaged 28.16 million viewers. Here’s a run-down by half-hours: 8:00 p.m.: 22.95 million: 8:30 p.m.: 27.78 million; 9:00 p.m.: 30.63 million; 9:30 p.m. (in which the winner, 17-year-old Scotty McCreery, was crowned): 31.27 million. In addition, Fox announced earlier in the day that 122.4 million votes were […]

IDOL PRODUCER DENIES VOTE RIGGING

April 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe has rebuffed rumors that the show rigs results in order to spark controversy and thereby boost its ratings. The rumors were rekindled last week after the elimination of Pia Toscano, who had been regarded by Las Vegas oddsmakers as the favorite in this season’s competition. Lythgoe said last week that […]

RATINGS FOR COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS DROP

April 19, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Although other awards telecasts and specials throughout this season have seen their ratings surge over last year, with some setting new records, such was not the case with Sunday night’s telecast of the Academy of Country Music Awards, in which Carrie Underwood was named Entertainer of the Year. The ACMAs averaged 13.1 million viewers, down […]