American Idol Ratings Down But Strong For 2013 Season

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Reports of American Idol’s demise seem to be greatly exaggerated. The latest round of ratings for this past week’s auditions are strong and encouraging for the series now in its 12th season.

Numbers are coming in lower for week 2 over the premiere nights’ numbers, but that’s normal and to be expected. What’s important is that Wednesday’s auditions in Charlotte drew over 16 million viewers while the Thursday’s trip to Baton Rouge drew almost as many with 15.6 million viewers. Those are big numbers!

With one more week of auditions we’re still waiting to see how the show handles its ratings once American Idol 2013 moves on to Hollywood and Las Vegas. FOX will need to keep the interest high as we head toward the first live shows in March. We’re hoping they’ll do this with great talent rather than diva drama. What about you?

Source: TV By the Numbers – Wednesday & Thursday