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Ratings: ‘Scandal’ beats ‘American Idol’ on Thursday – 4/26/2013

Update: The Big Bang Theory up to 4.5 (!!!), American Idol adjusted up to 2.8, The Vampire Diaries up to 1.0

American Idol 12 had a 2.7 adult rating on Thursday — its lowest rated show ever. It was tied with Grey’s Anatomy and Person of Interest and Scandal beat it for the very first time ever with a 2.8. Wow.

The Big Bang Theory had a 4.2 rating and 14.38 million viewers, the #1 and most watched show of the night.

The Vampire Diaries had a 0.9 rating and 2.15 million viewers. (This doesn’t bode well for the potential The Originals spinoff unfortunately.)

Two and a Half Men had a 2.8 rating (beating Idol again).

Glee had a 1.8 rating and 5.24 million viewers.

Beauty and the Beast had a 0.5 rating and 1.3 million viewers.

Elementary had a 2.0 rating.

Hannibal had a 1.0 rating.

Via TVbytheNumbers

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abercrombieco2
abercrombieco2

they tried way to hard to force a female winner.  the only person that even have a slight interest would be angie miller who i think would have done well against stronger male singers.   shes more current then the other 3 and less boring.  if she goes any time soon though i'll just skip to the finale.  and i've seen every episode pretty much every season.   however i really did like lee's new single , if his new cd is like that i think it will do pretty well.  

khaleesi
khaleesi

It's not about what the ptoducers did, it's not about who were chosen as judges and top 10..

AI's ratings has been steadily decreasing year after year..

It has run its course...

hrstump
hrstump moderator

@khaleesi Welll, theoretically at least, it was the producers who picked both the judges and the Top 10 - at least decided who the judges saw at auditions.

hrstump
hrstump moderator

@Mikhail XO He's not necessarily stupid, but much like the Idol themes, he's a bit archaic. He is trying some of the old tricks they used a decade ago, only that isn't working any more. The feeble attempts to grab headlines, to create drama instead of good musical moments, has come back to bite his limey arse. 

Rickey
Rickey moderator

@Mikhail XO If you look at the schedule next week... it's going to be a total bloodbath, I think. The Voice and a new episode of Modern Family airs on Wednesday. And we're getting the same new shows on Thursday. May sweeps! :)

khaleesi
khaleesi

@hrstump @khaleesi my point is.. No matter who the producers pick as judges, and who were chosen as Top 10.. American viewers have steadily been waning interest in the show...it's inevitable, so to speak..

khaleesi
khaleesi

@Mikhail XO @khaleesi you can believe what you believe, but look into the regression of ratings year after year..besides, when during the first few years of Idol, there were no competition...No The Voice, no X Factor...try common sense for once...

Rickey
Rickey moderator

@khaleesi @Rickey @hrstump LOL - You don't get it? You probably haven't been watching this show long enough. The "proof" is out in the open. There's such a thing called "casting". You can't be that naïve. The show picks who they want to be on the show then call them the "most talented singers in America" every single year.

khaleesi
khaleesi

@Rickey @khaleesi @hrstump the assumption that the producers rigged it to have a female winner baffles me to death...it still is just an assumption right? it can never be proven..

Rickey
Rickey moderator

@khaleesi @hrstump You seem to have forgotten that Idol was still #1 last season. They were proud of the fact that they beat The Voice in average ratings. And "inevitable" being "ten years"? LOL

The producers blew it big time this season. Destroyed a multi-million dollar franchise because they listened to the "critics" who wanted a female winner.

Rickey
Rickey moderator

@khaleesi @Mikhail XO American Idol is a strong brand. Even as the ratings have been going down steadily over the years, it has still managed to be the #1 show. However, this season, they made some major mistakes -- even worse than last season -- that has destroyed the franchise.

One of these mistakes is to constantly repeat that "American Idol makes stars" and that The Voice and The X Factor don't produce any. The direct effect of that is that Idol ratings went into steep decline and The Voice has become the undisputed #1 singing show in America.

Idol has made it obvious that they are desperate and don't have the answers, and the audience has responded.

hrstump
hrstump moderator

@Mikhail XO @hrstump It is dull because they weren't looking for the best talent, but instead the winner they wanted to cast. They didn't take into mind their audience, who might not be on board for their particular scripted season.

So yes, they are stupid.