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RATINGS LESS HUGE FOR “IDOL” FINALE

May 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

As expected, the season finale of American Idol, broadcast on the last day of the 2009-2010 broadcast season, produced the biggest ratings of the season for an entertainment show. According to preliminary Nielsen numbers, the two-hour show averaged 23.15 million viewers, peaking in the final half-hour (when the winner was announced) with 28.83 million. As […]

“IDOL” LIKELY TO DRAW SEASON’S BIGGEST RATINGS TONIGHT

May 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Tonight’s (Wednesday) season finale of American Idol will be watched not only to see who’s crowned this year’s winner — Crystal Bowersox or Lee DeWyze — but also to see what Simon Cowell has to say during his final appearance as the principal judge on the show. Asked to comment on Cowell’s departure, TV historian […]

“IDOL’S” RATINGS DROP FOR FINAL 2 ELIMINATION

May 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

American Idol revealed its final two contenders Wednesday night, Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze — but “only” 18.5 million viewers tuned in. Any other television show would have been ecstatic to draw an audience that size, but a year ago American Idol‘s final-two show drew 21.8 million viewers — and in fact, Wednesday’s audience was […]