This show keeps singing ABC’s song. The alphabet network has renewed the American Idol TV series for its 20th season (the fifth year on ABC).
A singing competition, American Idol features returning judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan in season 19 (the fourth season on ABC). Ryan Seacrest returns as host and Bobby Bones is back 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.
On Sundays, the 19th season of American Idol averages a 0.88 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 5.98 million viewers in the live+same day ratings. Compared to Sunday episodes of season 18, that’s down by 25% in the demo and down by 13% in viewership.
On Mondays, the 19th season of American Idol averages a 0.69 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 4.85 million viewers in the live+same day ratings. Compared to Monday episodes of season 18, that’s down by 46% in the demo and down by 27% in viewership.
The renewal announcement was made on social media and auditions are getting underway.
What do you think? Do you enjoy the American Idol TV series each year? Will you be watching season 20 on ABC?
— American Idol (@AmericanIdol) May 13, 2021