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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 […]

REPORT: ABDUL TO RETURN TO “IDOL” FOR NEXT WEEK’S FINALE

May 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Paula Abdul will return to American Idol next Wednesday for the series’ season finale and Simon Cowell’s farewell appearance, People magazine reported over the weekend. Meanwhile, the Hollywood Reporter reported today (Monday) that Abdul will become the lead judge, executive producer, creative partner, mentor and coach on CBS’s Got to Dance, another dancing talent show […]

COWELL UNHAPPY WITH DEGENERES AS “IDOL” JUDGE

May 21, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Departing American Idol judge Simon Cowell took an indirect swipe at fellow judge Ellen DeGeneres during an interview with Oprah Winfrey on Thursday. Cowell expressed disappointment at Paula Abdul’s exit from the show, saying that she had been part of a “great team.” And the producers’ decision to replace her with DeGeneres obviously rankled. Asked […]

FOX VIEWERS SURVEYED ABOUT FUTURE OF “AMERICAN IDOL”

May 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

With ratings for Fox’s American Idol plunging to their lowest levels in nearly a decade, producers of the show are apparently seeking the public’s help in improving the quality of the show. As reported Friday by the wesbsite RealityBlurred.com, a survey linked to the Idol website, asks fans, among other things, whether Ellen DeGeneres should […]

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