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TV Ratings: ‘American Idol’ Plunges To Lowest Rated and Least Watched Show Ever

American Idol fell to its lowest rated show ever in the demo with a 1.4 adult rating on Wednesday. It was also the least watched episode of the series ever with 6.5 million viewers (that’s a drop of 2 million viewers from last week).

I think an assessment is in order whether FOX should renew. It is now clear that the only reason Idol had passable ratings in the first half of the season is because it was the pre-programming for Empire. So either they attach Idol again to Empire next season or rethink this whole thing. Perhaps FOX might want to boost another show instead of trying to keep this show afloat which is on its last legs.

A special episode of The Voice had a 2.1 rating and 9.54 million viewers.

Survivor had a 2.3 rating and 9.58 million viewers.

The Middle had a 1.8 rating and 7.19 million viewers.

The Goldbergs had a 1.9 rating and 6.46 million viewers.

TV Ratings- 'American Idol' Plunges To Lowest Rated and Least Watched Show Ever On Wednesday

TV Ratings Wednesday Preliminary – April 8, 2015

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS Survivor 2.3 8 9.58
NBC The Voice 2.1 7 9.54
ABC The Middle 1.8 7 7.19
FOX American Idol (8-10PM) 1.4 5 6.52
CW Arrow -R 0.3 1 1.15
8:30PM ABC The Goldbergs 1.9 6 6.46
9:00PM CBS Criminal Minds 2.0 6 10.08
NBC Law And Order: SVU 1.8 5 7.31
ABC Modern Family -R 1.7 5 5.77
CW Supernatural -R 0.3 1 1.00
9:30PM ABC black-ish 1.9 6 6.06
10:00PM NBC Chicago PD 1.5 5 6.76
CBS CSI: Cyber 1.4 5 8.06
ABC Nashville 1.1 4 4.67

Via TVbytheNumbers

Half Hours

8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Middle
Viewers: 7.19 million (#3), A18-49: 1.8/ 7 (#3)

CBS – Survivor
Viewers: 9.63 million (#1), A18-49: 2.4/ 9 (#1)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 9.06 million (#2), A18-49: 2.0/ 7 (#2)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 6.37 million (#4), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#4)

CW – Arrow (R)
Viewers: 1.16 million (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – The Goldbergs
Viewers: 6.46 million (#3), A18-49: 1.9/ 6 (#3)

CBS – Survivor
Viewers: 9.53 million (#2), A18-49: 2.3/ 8 (#1)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 10.01 million (#1), A18-49: 2.2/ 8 (#2)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 5.60 million (#4), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#4)

CW – Arrow (R)
Viewers: 1.14 million (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Modern Family (R)
Viewers: 5.78 million (#4), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#3)

CBS – Criminal Minds
Viewers: 10.19 million (#1), A18-49: 2.0/ 6 (#1)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 7.31 million (#2), A18-49: 1.8/ 6 (#2)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 6.87 million (#3), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#4)

CW – Supernatural (R)
Viewers: 988,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – black-ish
Viewers: 6.06 million (#4), A18-49: 1.9/ 6 (#1t)

CBS – Criminal Minds
Viewers: 9.98 million (#1), A18-49: 1.9/ 6 (#1t)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 7.31 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#3)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 7.24 million (#3), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#4)

CW – Supernatural (R)
Viewers: 1.02 million (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Nashville
Viewers: 4.84 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#3)

CBS – CSI: Cyber
Viewers: 8.41 million (#1), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#2)

NBC – Chicago P.D.
Viewers: 6.89 million (#2), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Nashville
Viewers: 4.50 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#3)

CBS – CSI: Cyber
Viewers: 7.71 million (#1), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Chicago P.D.
Viewers: 6.62 million (#2), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Via TV Media Insights

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