I haven’t watched “American Idol” since Ruben Studdard was on the show but I know plenty of people who still rearrange their schedules to get home and catch Americans make a fool of themselves and get dogged by hosts because they have no singing ability. Unfortunately for Fox, it doesn’t appear there are too many of those people left. According to Entertainment Weekly, Wednesday night’s premiere of “Idol” brought in the lowest ratings for the show ever.
“‘Idol’ delivered 17.9 million viewers and a 6.0 adults 18-49 demo rating. That’s down 19 percent from last year’s opener, which was the previous lowest-ever record-holder.”
“Idol” has actually been on the decline for several years now, particularly since 2009 when reality singing competition shows became a dime a dozen. Plus, with the show being in its twelfth season, it had to die out at sometime. Truth be told, that time still probably isn’t now, as despite the decline in ratings, “American Idol” still takes the title as the top-rated singing show premiere this season.
I’m curious how these ratings will hold because after watching just 27 minutes of Wednesday’s show I was already over the cattiness between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey (and that’s my girl), plus Nicki just needed too much attention and this show is not about her. Unless Randy Jackson is gonna snatch up both of them and tell them to grow up at some point, I probably won’t be tuning in — like I didn’t last night.
Did you watch the two-night premiere of “American Idol” this week? Are you sticking with it? Also, check out Wendy’s synopsis of “American Idol’s” problem. It’s pretty on point.