The song remains the same. Has the American Idol TV show been cancelled or renewed for a 17th season on ABC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of American Idol, season 17. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?
What’s This TV Show About?
An ABC revival of the old FOX reality TV series music competition, American Idol typically airs on Sundays and Mondays. Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan serve as judges in season 16 on ABC, with Ryan Seacrest returning as host. After making it through the nationwide audition process, the contestant pool is narrowed through a series of elimination rounds. Once the contest reaches the semi-finals, although the judges offer their criticism, the decision to keep or cut a performer is up to the viewing audience. For a specified window of time, fans may vote for their favorites, via phone call, text messages, and online. At stake is the “American Idol” title and a recording contract.
Season 16 Ratings
The first night (Sunday) of the 16th season of American Idol is averaging a 2.05 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 9.15 million viewers. Compared to the 2016 Wednesday editions on FOX, that’s down by 12% in the demo and down by 3% in viewers.
The second night (Monday) of season 16 is averaging a 1.70 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.04 million viewers. Compared to the 2016 Thursday editions on FOX, that’s down by 21% in the demo and down by 11% in viewers. Find out how American Idol stacks up against other ABC TV shows.
Although it premiered with solid numbers, it is still too soon to use the ratings to predict whether ABC will cancel or renew American Idol for season 17. Even with prizes and production costs, reality TV shows are cheaper to produce than scripted shows. Since American Idol likely gives ABC a pretty good bang for its buck, flying blind, I think it will score a 17th season renewal. Since that’s just speculation, I’ll keep an eye on the ratings and update this page with breaking developments. Subscribe for free American Idol cancellation or renewal alerts.
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