How long will the network sing this show’s praises? Has the American Idol TV show been cancelled or renewed for a 19th 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 19. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?
What’s This TV Show About?
Airing on the ABC television network, American Idol sometimes airs twice a week. Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan return as judges in season 18 with Ryan Seacrest as host and Bobby Bones as the in-house mentor. 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 calls, text messages, and online. The winner claims the “American Idol” title and a recording contract.
Season 18 Ratings
On Sunday nights, the 18th season of American Idol averaged a 1.17 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 6.88 million viewers. Compared to season 17’s Sunday episodes, that’s down by 11% in the demo and down by 9% in viewership.
On Monday nights, the 18th season of American Idol averaged a 1.29 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 6.66 million viewers. Compared to season 17’s Monday episodes, that’s up by 12% in the demo and up by 2% in viewership.
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Will ABC cancel or renew American Idol for season 19? Though it’s no longer a ratings juggernaut, it still performs very well for ABC. I’m confident that it will be renewed for the 2020-21 season and will update this page with breaking developments. Subscribe for free alerts on American Idol cancellation or renewal news.
5/16/20 update: American Idol has been renewed by ABC.
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