American Idol 2012 Top 8 performances

American Idol 2012 Top 8 week’s ratings are in and things are looking pretty steady again for FOX’s advertising juggernaut.

Hits from the 80′s brought in just over an average of 17 million viewers on Wednesday night which kept the performance show level with last week’s Top 9 ratings. While the overall viewers maintained its numbers the share of 18-49 year old viewers dropped a few tenths.

Sliding to the right for the big American Idol results reveal the show took a dip on Thursday night with just around 14 million viewers, a fall from last week’s 15 million on results night. TV By The Numbers points out that overall television usage dropped 6% from last week. Presumably this is related to the Easter holiday weekend.

Next week, and as we continue on, I’d expect to see things start to climb a little more, at least for Thursday’s shows. We’re getting in to the final stretch for eliminations and once the low hanging fruit is eliminated we’ll see some American Idol 2012 performers holding a sizable portion of fans being cut.

Source: TV By The Numbers

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