I havenât watched âAmerican Idolâ since Ruben Studdard was on the show but I know plenty of people who still rearrange their schedules to get home and catch Americans make a fool of themselves and get dogged by hosts because they have no singing ability. Unfortunately for Fox, it doesnât appear there are too many of those people left. According to Entertainment Weekly, Wednesday nightâs premiere of âIdolâ brought in the lowest ratings for the show ever.
ââIdolâÂ delivered 17.9 million viewers and a 6.0 adults 18-49 demo rating. Thatâs down 19 percent from last yearâs opener, which was the previous lowest-ever record-holder.â
âIdolâ has actually been on the decline for several years now, particularly since 2009 when reality singing competition shows became a dime a dozen. Plus, with the show being in its twelfth season, it had to die out at sometime. Truth be told, that time still probably isnât now, as despite the decline in ratings, âAmerican Idolâ still takes the title as the top-rated singing show premiere this season.
Iâm curious how these ratings will hold because after watching just 27 minutes of Wednesdayâs show I was already over the cattiness between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey (and thatâs my girl), plus Nicki just needed too much attention and this show is not about her. Unless Randy Jackson is gonna snatch up both of them and tell them to grow up at some point, I probably wonât be tuning in â like I didnât last night.