AMERICAN IDOL, FOX
Despite some gloomy initial ratings results for the Season 13 premiere of FOX's AMERICAN IDOL, things are starting to look UP for the FOX singing competition.
As per a press note released yesterday, January 20th, the Live + 3 ratings for last Monday through Wednesday revealed that the premiere saw a +15% gain in Adults 18-49 rating within the first three days of time shifted viewing.
This is higher than last year's premiere L3 gain (+12%) and narrows the year-over-year premiere gap to -19% (vs -22% in the Live+ Same Day ratings).
In more good news for FOX, in the Live + 3 ratings, the premiere of American Idol XIII is now UP +32% from last season's finale.
Looks as if viewers are taken an interest in the new warm and fuzzier judge's panel, featuring Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. as well as some changes incorporated into the new season.
FOX is hoping that this week's broadcast of the show, which will lead into the series debut of 'Rake', starring Greg Kinnear, will boost its performance even higher.
About AMERICAN IDOL:
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.