Despite Good Reviews From Viewers: Idol Takes Ratings Hit

After today’s show and the reviews you guys were calling in, I was SURE the series would be looking at gains in ratings after the premiere episode last night. First, the curiosity factor.

Are the new Judges going to live up to the hype? Will the show suck without Simon? Is J-Lo going to be a diva? What advice will Steven Tyler have for a 15 year old kid who wants to sing showtunes? These are all questions that needed to be answered. That combined with the fact that the audition “train wreck” episodes are typically (besides the finale) the most watched episodes of the year.

Well…according to the Hollywood Reporter I completely miscalled it. Idol was down 13% in total viewers from last seasons premiere. In the coveted 18-49 demo it was worse, down 18%.

The good news was the show still attracted 26 Million Viewers. But like I said, last seasons premiere drew nearly 30 Million. Don’t expect it to go¬†away anytime soon.

Link to Hollywood Reporter Article: Idol 10th Season Premiere Ratings