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WILL A JUDGES FEUD BOOST IDOL‘S RATINGS? (Updated)

May 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

A day after the audience for American Idol fell to a new record low of 11.08 million viewers, feuding between the two female judges, Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey, erupted with new venom. Minaj, after taunting Carey during the telecast, took to Twitter following the show, slamming her again. She told critics to ask “why […]

AUDIENCE SPLITS WITH JUDGES ON IDOL FINALISTS

May 18, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Perhaps the reason why ratings for American Idol have been declining is that the judges and the audience are not on the same track. That judgment seemed to emerge from Thursday night’s vote when the audience eliminated Joshua Ledet, whom judge Randy Jackson had once called one of the “top two Idols of all time.” […]

SIMON COWELL SAYS FOX CANNED X FACTOR STARS

February 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The decision to remove two judges and the host of the U.S. version of The X Factor was made by executives of the Fox network, Simon Cowell, the show’s co-producer and a judge himself on the show, told the syndicated Extra on Tuesday. “It was fairly straight what [the network] wanted, and we were told […]

IDOL RATINGS FALL AGAIN

February 2, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Fox’s American Idol drew 18.19 million viewers Wednesday night. That was more than all of the other broadcast networks drew combined, but it was still way off previous seasons’ numbers. Among adults 18-49 ratings were down 9 percent from last Wednesday and down a whopping 34 percent from the comparable week a year ago, according […]

IDOL JUDGES ASTONISHED BY ANOTHER AUDIENCE VOTE

April 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Pia Toscano, who had been regarded by Las Vegas oddsmakers as the frontrunner in this year’s American Idol competition, was eliminated Thursday following the announcement of the audience vote. The announcement touched off boos from the studio audience and surprised comments from the judges. Idol judge Jennifer Lopez seemed particularly upset by the result, especially […]

IDOL UNTARNISHED BY LOSS OF COWELL

February 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Ratings for Fox’s American Idol continued to hold up well in its third week Wednesday night. They were virtually flat against last week and also against the third week of last season, when the first show of the week aired on Tuesdays. All of which seemed to confirm that the loss of Simon Cowell and […]

BRISTOL PALIN — A TEA PARTY DARLING?

November 16, 2010 by · 8 Comments 

A growing political controversy has hit ABC’s top-rated Dancing with the Stars as Bristol Palin, who has received some of the sharpest criticism from the show’s judges, continues to receive some of the highest scores from the public. A report appearing today (Tuesday) on ABC News’s website asks, “Is the Tea Party stuffing the ballot […]

NO SURPRISES AT IDOL JUDGES ANNOUNCEMENT

September 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In an announcement that was considerably less unexpected than LeBron James’s revelation that he was forsaking the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat, the producers of American Idol said today that Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler will replace Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres as judges on American Idol. The webcast of the decision, presented by […]

NEW IDOL JUDGES TO BE ANNOUNCED ON WEDNESDAY

September 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In what some writers have suggested will be as forced, awkward and anticlimactic as one of those American Idol finales in which a seeming also-ran is crowned the winner, Fox TV is set to announce the names of the judging panel for next season on Wednesday. For weeks writers have indicated that it is all […]

WOULD DYLAN, JAGGER HAVE WON AMERICAN IDOL?

August 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

If any of the iconic rock figures of the 1960s had initially been required to run the gauntlet of judges on a TV talent show in their day, they would have failed, veteran rocker Alice Cooper suggested on a British talk show. Appearing on ITV’s This Morning, Cooper said, “If Bob Dylan ever showed up […]