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RATINGS FOR AMERICAN IDOL HOLD STEADY

January 31, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Ratings for Wednesday night’s edition of American Idol remained virtually flat with last week, with an average of some 15.6 million viewers tuning in. Once again, CBS and ABC aired mostly repeats, although the CBS special, Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials was the second-highest-rated show of the night, with 9.9 million viewers tuning in at 8:00 […]

IDOL DOWN A BIT; KIMMEL UP A LOT

January 25, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

With 15.3 million viewers tuning in, Thursday’s edition of American Idol was down a tad from last week’s 8:00 p.m. (first) hour. Glee, which followed on Fox, drew some of its best numbers of the season, coming in second among the 18-49 age group and third among total viewers (6.9 million). The two shows aired […]

MINAJ, CAREY GO AT IT, HALTING IDOL PRODUCTION

January 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The fireworks between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey have failed to boost ratings for American Idol (16 million viewers tuned in on Wednesday, down 10 percent from the season premiere a week earlier), but the show’s producers are doing nothing to discourage them. Quite the contrary. they allowed a seemingly minor eruption to shut down […]

NEW SEASON, NEW JUDGES FOR AMERICAN IDOL; CRITICS REACT

January 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

American Idol returned to the air for its 12th season Wednesday night with critics noting that the show’s focus was not so much on the new crop of performers but on the three new judges, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, and Keith Urban. In the Los Angeles Times, TV critic Mary McNamara remarked that all three […]

EX IDOL JUDGE, FEUDS WITH HIS REPLACEMENT

November 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Steven Tyler, the departed American Idol judge, has just become embroiled in a feud with Nicki Minaj, who is embroiled in a feud with Mariah Carey. In an interview with MTV News, Tyler maintained that the reported tension between Minaj and Carey will not only hurt the show but hurt the aspiring contestants. “It should […]

REPORT: TYLER IN ROCKY RETURN TO AEROSMITH FROM

November 16, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Steven Tyler may be having second thoughts about his decision to leave American Idol. The New York Post‘s “Page Six” column today reported that he and the other members of Aerosmith are “barely speaking to each other” after their recent reunion album failed to sell as many copies as expected and tickets for their current […]

FOOTBALL BEATS AMERICAN IDOL IN AD SALES

October 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

For the first time since 2007, ads on Fox’s American Idol are not the most expensive on TV for media buyers. According to Advertising Age, that distinction now belongs to NBC’s Sunday Night Football. Setting aside ads for the Super Bowl, the summer Olympics, and the top awards show, all of which command premium pricing, […]

LAWSUIT ACCUSES TYLER’S LAWYER OF SABOTAGING HIS IDOL DEAL

October 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A lawsuit filed by Steven Tyler’s former management company suggests that Tyler did not quit American Idol in order to refocus his attention on his band Aerosmith, but because his contract negotiations with the show’s producers were sabotaged by a lawyer hired to handle them. The suit by Kovac Media Group, reported today (Friday) by […]

MINAJ-CAREY FEUD A PR HOAX?

October 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Even Steven Tyler, a former American Idol judge, appears convinced that the supposed feud between current Idol judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey is bogus. Adding to a chorus of comments that the broohaha was contrived to help spike ratings for the slumping Fox talent show, Tyler, buttonholed by the celebrity website TMZ and asked […]

WILL NICKI MINAJ SHAKE THINGS UP ON AMERICAN IDOL?

August 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Add yet another name to the list of celebrities who could replace Jennifer Lopez as a judge on American Idol: Nicki Minaj. Us Weekly on Monday cited several sources as indicating that it was a virtual done deal, with one say that she is “100 percent confirmed to judge American Idol.” Another source commented, “I’m […]

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