FOX's AMERICAN IDOL Hits All-Time Series Ratings Low

FOX's AMERICAN IDOL Hits All-Time Series Ratings Low

Showbiz411 reports that last night's episode of the one-time FOX juggernaut American Idol hit an all time series low, delivering a 2.2 rating in the key demo with less than 10 million total viewers (9.71 million.)

The results followed Wednesday's performance show which fared a bit better, earning a 2.7 rating with 10.53 million viewers. The drop illustrates that overall, viewers are not very interested in which contestant would be eliminated in the second week of competition.

In comparison, last night's episode of CBS's "The Big Bang Theory", which went head to head with the singing competiion, had almost 18 million viewers.


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.