AMERICAN IDOL More Than Doubles Demo Averages of Other Networks

AMERICAN IDOL More Than Doubles Demo Averages of Other Networks

According to Variety, last night's American Idol on FOX which featured auditions from Utah, dominated its Wednesday night competition, more than doubling the nightly demo averages of any other network.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, the singing competition averaged a 3.8 rating/10 share in adults 18-49 and 12.4 million viewers overall. The numbers mark a slight fall from last week's broadcast in which it was up against tighter competition, including original episodes of ABC's "Modern Family" and CBS's "Criminal Minds."

Head-to-head from 8 to 10 p.m., it more than doubled Fox's closest competitor in 18-49 (ABC, CBS and NBC all did a 1.6) and 25-54 (4.8 to a 2.3 for CBS).


No other show in TV history has proven to be a force in the entertainment industry like AMERICAN IDOL. American Idol solidified itself as the No. 1 television show for nine consecutive seasons and, following its 12thseason, still remains a Top 5 program. IDOL is the gold standard and the only TV singing competition show to produce hit recording artists. From the first-ever IDOL winner, Kelly Clarkson, who continues to dominate the charts with three Grammy Awards under her belt, to Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips, whose debut single, "Home," has become the best-selling single of any IDOL to date, American Idol is a bona fide cultural phenomenon. Season 12 winner Candice Glover continues to show the strength of the IDOL brand when her album, "Music Speaks," was the first album from an IDOL to debut in the Top 5 on iTunes when it was issued for pre-order on the night of the series' season finale.