Ratings: American Idol Finale down 31% from last year, least watched finale ever
Update: American Idol adjusted up to 6.4
American Idol had a projected 6.3 adult rating last night which was down 31% from last’s years 9.2 rating. The show had 21.5 million total viewers down from last year’s 29 million.
It was the lowest rated and least watched finale of the series. Season one’s finale was watched by 23.02 million viewers.
The good news is that we now have more singing shows to watch on TV: Duets, The Voice, The X Factor and to some extent America’s Got Talent. The glory days are over. Long live American Idol!
The rest of the numbers:
From FOX Research:
Due to final 7 minutes not counted in the Fast Nationals, #AmericanIdol is projected to deliver a 6.3 A18-49 and 21.5 million Total Viewers
#FOX ranked No. 1 last night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Total Viewers and all demos // @AmericanIdol
With the #AmericanIdol finale last night, #FOX beat the 4-net competition in Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Total Viewers
Last night’s #AmericanIdol finale (projected 21.5 million) is Season 11’s most watched telecast since the season premiere (21.9 million)
@AmericanIdol capped off @FOXBroadcasting eighth consecutive broadcast season victory among Adults 18-49
On FOX, American Idol’s finale results show earned a 6.1 rating, which is down 32% from last year’s finale (which earned a 9.2/26, with 29 million viewers) and is the lowest-rated finale ever for the series. However, the finale was up from last week’s results show, which earned a 4.9 adults 18-49 rating.
On ABC, The Middle finale scored a 2.0, which is down 5% from last year’s finale but up a tenth from last week’s 1.9 among adults 18-49. Modern Family’s finale also was up a tenth from last week, earning a 4.0, but was down 5% from last year’s finale. Don’t Trust The B in Apt. 23 was up considerably from last week’s series low 1.9 rating, earning a 2.5 rating for its series finale. The finale of Revenge earned a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating, up four tenths from last week’s series low 2.0 rating.
On the CW, America’s Next Top Model scored a 0.4 among adults 18-49, even with last week.