OOPS! 'American Idol's' Ratings Drop Big

From Shadow and Act Thu Jan 17 2013, 17:23:53

Of course everyone knows that Fox brought in Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj as judges on American Idol this season to boost the ratings of their flagging reality talent show. Well, looks like it's not working... The show's 12th season opener premiered with the lowest ratings ever since 2002, down some 19% from 2011's opening premiere. And that show's ratings were down 24% from 2010's opening show; and the year before that the ratings were down by 17%. Which begs the question - is anyone watching this show anymore? Why not just cancel it and call it a day? Still, despite the terrible numbers AI still gave Fox one of it's highest rated...

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