American Idol

Ratings: American Idol up 12% vs. last year, most watched since Season 7

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Scotty McCreery vs. Lauren Alaina is a winning combination!

Amazing. This show cannot be stopped. I don’t know how this show can top this season. It was amazing.

From FOX_Research:

#IDOL Finale ratings: 9.2 A18-49 (+12% vs. last year), 29.3m viewers (+21% vs. last year)

Most-watched #IDOL telecast (29.3m viewers) since the season 9 premiere on 1/12/2010

Last night’s #AMERICANIDOL finale was the most-watched program of the TV season (excl. sports and Academy Awards)

First time in 5 yrs that #IDOL has shown year-to-year growth in its finale among A18-49

Most-watched #IDOL finale since Season 7 (Cook/Archuleta)

#IDOL finale 10:00-10:07p posted a 12.4 A18-49

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Cody
Cody

Yeah, this season was amazing....

except for the top 2!!

pastyann
pastyann

I recorded it while I watched NCIS. Than I only watched Casey and Haley.

EdmondWayne
EdmondWayne

What is the surprise. Country is and always will be popular here and Canada.

Rookey
Rookey

Country is big in the US too. But most of the Rickey.org crowd don't mix with people who love country. I think that's where the confusion lies.

Sher
Sher

Actually, many of us tuned into to watch the Scotty and Lauren - and James. It was a great show.

Rookey
Rookey

If anything, this article made me miss season 7.

amor825
amor825

I only tuned in to see James perform once again. And Casey and Haley. And what a treat it was to get a glimpse of David Cook. I also watched the final showdown only to watch him sing the boot song. Had I known that they would be showing it at the end, I would have waited till then. That was as bad a finale as it could get. Thank God for David Cook who performed the best song of that night.

Fan#!
Fan#!

People didn't tune into the finale for Scotty and Lauren, they tuned in to see the others like Haley and Pia, and all the others..

phill
phill

not at all happy with the results -.- but as an idol tard im glad idol its staying on our screen for a long time

sean
sean

People did not tune in to see Lauren and Scotty, as the first part of the finale proved (it was the lowest pefromance finale since season one). People tuned in last night to see Lady Gaga and Beyonce .. as well as the other eliminated contestants, not for Lauren and Scotty

Fabian
Fabian

if you look at half hour breakdowns of the ratings YES the audience peaked in the final half hour at 38 million...some report 36 but either way it was the most watched segment of the show...numbers dont lie....people wanted to see Scotty and Lauren...

Troy
Troy

Fabian is wrong...it did not peak at the end...You sir are an idoit...and sean you are totally right.

Fabian
Fabian

and the ratings peaked at 38 million during that final moments of the show when people tuned in to see Lauren and Scotty and who would win! :)

Fabian
Fabian

Both Scotty and lauren have rocketed to the top of Canadas itunes charts as well.....a feat I havent seen by an idol winner in awhile......and its no doubt rotting all those naysayers to no end

Mikhail
Mikhail

Where? Which charts? I just checked as Iw as socked to red this claim by you and from my search ....they have not soared to any Canadian charts. Please post a link. Thanks.

PHARO
PHARO

THE RACIST TWIT GOT PLACED WITH THE TITLE LAST NITE..A FORCED HUG WITH ASHTON..AVOIDED JACOB ALTOGETHER...HMM THE HOMOPHOBIC BASTARD WON'T LAST...HIS TRUE COLORS WILL COME OUT..AND UGH THAT LORD SHIT HAS GOT TO GO..WE'RE NOT ALL BRAINDEAD DELUSIONAL IDIOTS BELIEVING IN AN IMAGINARY THING IN THE SKY.

Nana
Nana

Please Rickey.. when The X Factor US starts .. shere with us the ratings.. and the comparation between it and AI .. Would be interesting to see it.. Thanks =)

katenigma
katenigma

Yep, all those anti-country jerks who said that no one was interested in these contestants are sure wrong. Ha Ha! I wonder what they are saying now! :D

Mikhail
Mikhail

We're not anti-country ... we are just anti-pimping and pro-talent. ;)

Fabian
Fabian

The Scotty Lauren combo was obviously a winning combo....and Im not at all surprised by these huge numbers!! It was one of the best finales in years!!!!

Troy
Troy

Ha! how about the most boring finale in years!

Daniel
Daniel

Can't believe some people said earlier this week that this would be the lowest rated ever finale because of country

Mikhail
Mikhail

Many some southerners bought TVs just to watch the hillbilly hoedown.