The ratings were looking good for American Idol 2012 this week when the Top 3 finalists performed and the elimination results were revealed the next night.
Up from last week’s 16.4 million viewers on performance night there were 17.6 million sets of eyes and hears tuned in to see who could deliver the best songs of the night. After sliding roughly 200,000 viewers each week on Wednesday nights Fox was surely pleased to see a sharp uptick in its audience. Looks like the narrowing competition finally sparked enough interest in viewers to tune in and see who deserved a seat in next week’s finale.
Thursday’s American Idol 2012 results show jumped nearly a million viewers up to 16.4 million from last week’s 15.6. I’m still surprised with those numbers, but considering the fluff Fox uses to fill that hour I can understand why viewers just wait to read who was eliminated next.
Next Tuesday the final two Hopefuls, Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez, will take the stage for one last round of singing. Then we’ll find out the results of who wins American Idol 2012 on Wednesday. I’m expecting some big numbers that night as this competition could be close!