While the ratings for American Idol continue to fall lower and lower, it’s remained FOX’s top show. Will they continue to drop or will they start to rebound this time around? Could the ratings fall low enough to see the series cancelled? Stay tuned.
Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, American Idol typically airs twice a week, on Wednesday and Thursday nights, for only part of the season. For the first time, the results will be wrapped into the performance episodes. Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez, and Keith Urban return to the judge’s table.
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.
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Reference point: The Thursday episodes from season 13 averaged a 2.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.33 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 15th season? Would you keep these judges?
This show will only do well when they get the old judges back. People can say the new judges are good all they want but they are not. The old judges are what made magic happen. Now the show is just dry.
They need to get the old judges back
Looks like they’re slipping in the polls….couldn’t have happened to a nicer bunch. Watch “The Voice”…MUCH better.
It appears there are a lot of mindless sheep out there who will watch anything. You’ll never catch me watching this drool, which is what I would do if I was forced to watch Idol.
PEOPLE are IDIOTS as are FOX executives. This show does NOT produce superstars! I’d wager maybe THREE names are ones any one person can recall as successful; Ms Clarkson as #1. A.I. has NOT PRODUCED a STING; Rolling Stones; Billy Joel; ASIA; TOTO; Chicago. NOTHING! THE AFOREMTIONED ARE superstars…not has beens that never was! SH*T is what U get from A.I.; palbable MAYBE but that is it! Yet clowns by the millions watch as if it were some command from on high. This show has seen better days and needs to end NOW as do MOST of the reality GARBAGE… Read more »
Carrie Underwood is a.Superstar , or I guess to you, you can’t be a country artist to be a superstar, as you didn’t mention one country artist as you were trying to make a point, but I can name three Jennifer Hudson who won a Oscars, carrie Underwood who is a country superstar, and kelly Clarkson now for well knows who wouldn’t be called a superstar but made millions and a good career because of idol Adam Lambert who tour with queen and they chose to be their front man, Scotty McCreary who has making his name in country music… Read more »