While the ratings for American Idol have dropped quite a bit over the last few seasons, the singing competion has remained FOX‘s best-performing show. Will the numbers continue to slide or rise with Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez, and Keith Urban at the judge’s table. We shall see.
Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, American Idol usually airs twice a week, on Wednesday and Thursday nights.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — typically the following morning, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
5/8 update: FOX has renewed American Idol for a 14th season.
5/22 update: You can see the rest of the latest night’s ratings.
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Reference point: The Wednesday episodes from season 12 averaged a 3.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 13.27 million total viewers.
Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.
What do you think? Do you like the American Idol TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a 14th season?