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A New Low - AMERICAN IDOL Drops Below 8 Million Viewers

A New Low - AMERICAN IDOL Drops Below 8 Million Viewers

According to Showbiz411, FOX's long-running singing competition American Idol earned a a 1.9 rating last night, and dropped below 8 million total viewers, to 7.94, marking an all-time low. The weekly results show was cut down to 30 minutes to make room for the debut of the new FOX comedy, Surviving Jack.

ABC's Grey's Anatomy beat the show in the same time slot, bringing in 8.13 million viewers and a 2.5 rating.

On last night's Idol, Majesty Rose was eliminated after she received the fewest votes. From Goldsboro, NC, the 22-year-old sang "Shake It Out" on last night's performance show. Plus, Grammy Award-nominated pop star Janelle Monáe performed her new single, "What Is Love," from the album "Rio 2: Music from the Motion Picture."

Next week, on Wednesday, April 2 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top Eight - C.J. Harris, Jena Irene, Caleb Johnson, Jessica Meuse, Alex Preston, Dexter Roberts, Malaya Watson and Sam Woolf - will perform on the "Back to the Start (First Audition)"-themed performance show. Each of the finalists will sing his/her very first audition song.

On the next live results show airing Thursday, April 3 (9:00-9:30 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), tune in to find out who will be sent home. Plus, multi-platinum band Daughtry, fronted by Season Five IDOL alum Chris Daughtry, and just off a European and sold-out U.K. tour, will perform their new single, "Waiting For Superman."

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