This season, there’s no worries of American Idol being cancelled. FOX has already decided that this will be the last season. The original hosts are expected to return at some point. Will millions of viewers? Stay tuned.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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For comparisons: The Thursday editions of the 14th season of American Idol averaged a 2.31 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.60 million total viewers.
Note: Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you still like the American Idol TV show? Do you think it should be ending? Should FOX bring it back for a 16th season instead?