Ratings: American Idol drops 14%, has lowest rated performance finale ever
American Idol had a 4.2 adult rating last night, down 14% from last week and is the lowest rated performance finale for the series ever (that includes Season One).
Dancing with the Stars had a 3.2 rating and 17.481 million viewers — the most watched show of the night.
America’s Got Talent had a 3.2 and the Glee season finale had a 3.0.
The rest of the numbers:
FOX was the number one network for the night in adults 18-49 and ABC won with total viewers.
On NBC, America’s Got Talent garnered a 3.2 , down two-tenths from last week’s 3.4 adults 18-49 rating. At 10PM, Dateline NBC got a 1.6 in adults 18-49, matching last week’s time-period performance.
On FOX, the performance finale of American Idol earned a 4.2, which is an all-time low for a performance finale. It’s worth noting too that the 14% drop from last week’s 4.9 rating, is the same drop the performance finale saw last year. The season finale of Glee scored a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating, up five tenths from last week’s 2.5, and giving the show its best ratings since February.
On ABC, Dancing with the Stars’ finale earned a 3.2 rating, which is a new performance finale low, despite being up from last week’s series low 2.2 rating.
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ooops...there could be lots of reasons and it's all not because of the two... Both of them are superb performers... =)... People love variety shows so maybe when the survey started, some of them changed their channel to watch Dancing with the stars Final etc... =)
There's just too many good shows now. Back then AI was something new, a pioneer. Now, its an old show. They can re-engineer it, but still an old show. 11 Seasons, 11 years. They should be doing Global Idol right now, with the current media technology "ITS DOABLE!" :)
Lots of reasons could have caused that. They changed the date. Everyone was used to Wed nights.. some might watch it tonight thinking they are performing. Some people may have been disappointed with the final 2 contestants. It was a tight performance show, first one in like the ENTIRE season that was one hour long. Yikes, lots of problems.
really was not any excitement lastnight as it should have been. I believe america is right by lower viewers....wrong person in the finale and this shows it.
I have to say ...I was really boring and felt rushed since it was only an hour and they decided to squeeze Jason derulo in when it should of been solely about Phillip and jessica
132.3 MILLION VOTES CAST... A NEW WORLD RECORD FOR THE WEAKEST SHOW IN AMERICA? OH COME ON! AMERICAN IDOL WILL ALWAYS BE NUMBER 1, #1 numero uno, COZ ITS NOT JUST CONTINENTAL, IT'S WORLDWIDE PHENOMENA!!!!!!!!!!! :)
This is because people are sick of WGWG in the final 2 again.
If P2 wins , the rating for next season will be even lower.
lowest rated finale - record of votes? did philliipinos managed to score votes for jessica??? mmhmmm.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmeS3v_w4Kk what I mean by swagger
Ouch! Maybe people forgot that it would be on Tuesday? Nah, they wanted Mantasia in the finale!!!!!! Hopefully tonight's ratings will be better.
I think, though, it's not necessarily more people voting but the same people voting more often. This is kinda a put off with the finale - hailing back to Kris Allen and all the home state votes - the voting itself is unreflective of the ability of the artist and the popularity of the show because one person can now make so many votes - and if rumours are true so many overseas people are voting also - therefore twisting the results.
You are right that AI is much more a worldwide hit than the other shows but it is losing credibility with the voting and judging and maybe what America likes in an artist is not what the rest of the world does.
@JeremyGable lmao i knoww!!
@realphill Just so you know, Votes from outside US were not counted. So stop this hate against the Filipinos before I beat the shit out of you
@JeremyGable Oh, I forgot to mention that. How did that happen???
@Mikhail XO But Scottie has charisma dang it!!! lols I really wanted a Haley/Scottie!
@realphill Elise is a lonely soul. :(
@HoboBobo whoa chill out..
@Rickey I know, right. I would have thought against DWTS and Idol, it would have been soooo low.
@HoboBobo She's not bitter. She keeps it 100%.