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?
Won’t watch the horrid J. Lopez
I can honestly say I only saw the beginning competition in full, but once the show started and GOOD people were voted off, I lost my “appetite” for the show. That “umph” factor was not there and some of the artist seemed cold, unproachable and un-exciteable (if that’s a word). Take it off and come back with all of the winners for a reunion show and then start a new refreshed season. And, please stop revealing how much the judges and who ever the next host will be earn, because that made the show a downer in light of what… Read more »
I like it and love the current panel of judges.
Cancel AI already, no more stupid reality shows
I love the show but just watching it because of Queen Of POP my Jennifer Lopez . she is a super talented,beautiful,down to earth woman that in everything to me ♥
Revolution is the best show on tv.
Please renew it for 3d season.