Randy Jackson has left the judges’ table and become a mentor. Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban have returned to judge and Harry Connick Jr. has joined them. Will these shake-ups help American Idol’s ratings or will they continue to fall? We’ll 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.
5/16 update: You can see the rest of the latest night’s ratings.
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Reference point: The Thursday episodes from season 12 averaged a 3.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 12.90 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?
loving how the ratings are even worse than last season. it’s at an all time low. it’s time to end this tired show. the contestants this year are awful. none of them deserve my vote. who are they blaming this year for the horrid ratings. they can’t blame it on mariah because she’s not on it this year. a. i. RIP
i agree randy
YES I THINK AI SHOULD BE RENEWED FOR A 14TH SEASON AS LONG AS YOU KEEP THE SAME CAST OF JUDGES, MENTOR AND HOST! THEY ARE A GREAT TEAM THIS YEAR 200% BETTER THAN LAST YEAR.
Please Bury the DEAD!!ai IS NOW OFFICIALLY garbage!
I’m loving the all new American Idol this season! Love the judges, Ryan Seacrest, Top Dawg, and the amazing talent that is on this year! Keep up the great work Fox!!
Amazing Talent?????? What the hell are you watching?
I have to agree with Toni. Are you watching the voice?????
Just watching for Queen of Pop Jennifer Lopez . she is amazing ♥